Volunteers are an integral 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.
Examples of On-Event Opportunities
Participant Check In: Assist with checking in volunteers, Crew members, and Walkers. These Volunteers will work the check-in area and must be comfortable with tallying numbers quickly. Please note that Walker Check-in volunteers should be 18+ years old. Other tasks will include greeting participants as they arrive and directing them to the correct Check-in queues as well as helping participants complete donation forms.
Additional Event Support: Volunteers not in the check-in area may greet participants as they arrive, distribute fundraising rewards to participants, assist staff with 2014 registration, and more. Volunteers should be ready to jump in wherever needed.
Closing Ceremony Site Support: These volunteers will help prepare and organize the Closing Ceremony site before the Walkers cross the finish line. Volunteers should be prepared to be on their feet all morning! Moderate lifting is involved in this shift.
Breakfast: Assist with serving hot breakfast to participants as they come back off the route.
Join us as a volunteer at the 2013 Overnight Walk in Washington, DC and help make this important event an experience to remember for all of our participants.
Wednesday from 4pm-8pm at the New York Overnight office - help the Overnight staff with a variety of behind-the-scenes tasks that help make the event what it is. To add your name to our New York Area Volunteer database, please click here.
On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Overnight Office will hold it's largest Volunteer Night of the season. We are looking for a large group of Volunteers to help us with final preparations before the event. If you can volunteer on May 22nd, please RSVP here.
If you're interested in volunteering in New York, sign up HERE.