Volunteering for The JourneyVolunteers contribute their time, skills, and creativity to bring the Starlight Investments Journey to Conquer Cancer to life. They help us produce a powerful Opening Ceremony while managing the busy Finish Line, and everything in between. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, whether you are a registered participant or not.
There are many opportunities to volunteer as an individual or as a group, both on Sunday, September 11th and the days leading up to this year’s Journey. We look forward to working with you to find the right fit. There is no registration fee or fundraising requirement to participate as a volunteer.
We also welcome high school students who are looking to earn their volunteer hours. We will provide a copy of the standard certification form on the day of the event, or via email or post.
The Medical and First Aid Services team will provide medical and first-aid services and manage the COVID-safety operations, including compliance across the event footprint.
The Hospitality and Event Services team will support the event experience and front-of-house operations including distribution services, access control, wayfinding, event-flow, and overall venue support. They will also support the hospitality experience across the event footprint including food and beverage operations, hospitality areas and event activations.
The Transportation Services team will manage the transportation system across the event footprint. This team will manage the movement of shuttles, fleet and transportation of participants, workforce, and equipment.
The Route Services team will manage the end-to-end course operations including road closures, moto-safety, sweep, caboose, route signage, along with the execution of road-safety, participant wayfinding (pace-setters) and traffic management plans.
The Pitstop Operations team will manage and execute pitstop operations across the event, including hydration stations, pitstops, and lunch stops. They will support the set-up, teardown and distribution of services at designated locations.
The Volunteer Services team manages the end-to-end experience for volunteers, supporting the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers.
What is the age requirement for volunteering?
All volunteers must be 18 years and older, unless you are receiving your high school volunteering hours.
Do I need to be vaccinated in order to volunteer?
Volunteers must be fully vaccinated as defined by Provincial Health Guidelines.
Why do I have to create an account?
The Volunteer Portal acts as your primary platform for signing up for volunteer opportunities, coordinating shift schedules, and staying on top of details, and updates. This central hub will be your one-stop-shop.
Is there a fee for volunteering?
There are no registration fee(s) associated with volunteering. However, volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from their volunteer shift.
Is fundraising a requirement for volunteering?
There are no fundraising requirements, however, all volunteers will be offered the opportunity to fundraise. Any donations or fundraising amount you can raise will help fund our research towards conquering cancer! Every dollar counts!
What is the availability requirement?
We request that all volunteers be available for one to two shifts on event day. There will be a variety of shifts offered.
Can I earn volunteer hours?
Yes. Student volunteers should first fill out this form like all other volunteers.
We will then provide a copy of the standard certification form at the event, or via email or post.
I am having difficulty creating an account. Who can I contact?
You may contact us at email@example.com.
Can I share the volunteer opportunities?
Yes! We encourage all of you to invite your friends and family to join in on the movement. Let’s conquer this together!
What kind of volunteer roles will be offered?
We are still in the process of planning for this years’ Journey. Information regarding specific volunteer roles will be shared in the coming weeks via the Volunteer Hub.
Can I volunteer with a friend?
We encourage you to invite your friends. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be participating on the same team. Roles will be filled on a first come-first-serve basis. Roles and shifts will be posted soon.
Do I need to create an account to apply?
Yes, you will need to create an account to submit the application. Your account will be your one-stop-shop for your volunteer profile.
I have created an account and have registered. What now?
Thank you for submitting. Your application is now under review and no further action is needed from you. You will be updated once your application has been fully reviewed and processed.