Volunteers are an essential part of the Overnight community. Unlike Crew Members, they don't register for the event or spend the whole event night working. Instead, they contribute smaller periods of time both in the months leading up to and during the event itself.
Help the Overnight staff with a variety of behind-the-scenes tasks that help make the event what it is. Opportunities include basic data entry, participant packet mailings, T-shirt mailings, etc.
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During the Walk Weekends and for Special Events
We are aways looking for Event Volunteers. Volunteer shifts are announced 6-8 weeks before the event weekend and jobs range from assisting with participant Check In on Saturday afternoon to helping serve breakfast on Sunday morning. We also need medical specialty volunteers to assist in our medical areas at the Ceremony site.
Additionally, we will need volunteers for special events in our walk cities. Special events can include our Season Kick-Off, route flyering, info tabling, etc. Details will be posted as events are finalized.
Help spread the word about the Overnight. We need volunteers to help us hang posters at local businesses, Laundromats, community boards and at schools. These help increase community awareness of our event and of mental illness. We're looking to get these up as soon as possible. This is a project that can be done in your spare time and around your schedule. Please contact us for more information.
We believe that volunteering is an even better experience when done with friends and in groups. If you are looking for group volunteering opportunities, please contact us and we will work with you to match an opportunity to your need.
Contact our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinators
Do you have an event that you think we should attend? Do you have additional questions about volunteering opportunities? Contact our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinators: