February 3, 2017 is National Wear Red Day.
Let's unite to fight heart disease and stroke.
Wear red and give to support research and education.
Fundraising Goal: $800,000

Rochester, NY



Welcome to the 2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run Volunteer Opportunities Page!

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Volunteer Form

We are looking for approximately 100 volunteers to help us make this event run smoothly. Individuals and groups welcome. Thank you for checking out our page.

Volunteer opportunities are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday
(4/20, 4/21 and 4/22)


Thursday, April 20th
We need volunteers in the office willing help with the following:

Cashiers; count and record incoming donations for pre-registration
Morning and afternoon help needed


Friday, April 21st
We need volunteers that can help with the following:

Driver; Someone able to drive a box truck to do some local supply pick ups in the morning hours

Packers; Volunteers willing to come to our office and storage unit to assist in packing the truck, then unload at Frontier Field
This is during the day - hours to be finalized ASAP

Set up; Assist in setting up tables, chairs, banners, and more in the VIP Lot of Frontier Field


Saturday, April 22nd
Event Day we need many volunteers to assist with the following:

Set-up; Final set-up details morning of

Greeters; Standing along Morrie Silver way to help direct foot traffic to proper registration areas, hand out program/maps

Registration; multiple registration areas, assisting walkers, runners, volunteers, vendors, and survivors check in and donation collection

Cash Room; Count and record donations and registration fees that are dropped off to registration
*Prefer bank or other bonded professionals. If not already bonded, must agree to a background check. Volunteers must be willing to be at the event at 6:30am to get ready in the cash room.

T-shirt tent; assist $100+ fundraising walkers picking up their earned t-shirts

American Heart Association Tent: Assist with questions, hand out materials, sell branded items

Health Expo; Assist vendors and attendees in the Health Expo area. Manage participant waiver for anyone wishing to do health screenings

Kid Zone; Assist vendors and attendees with the YMCA sponsored Kids Zone

Food/Beverage Tent; Keep snacks and beverages stocked and readily available

Walk/Run Route; 20 Route Marshalls necessary to assist RPD with road blocks and traffic. Set up, clean-up, water stations, and more.
Approximately 40 volunteers would be best in thius area... small window of opportunity for set up along Inner Loop

Key/Lead Volunteers Needed for all areas… Registration (3), Food Area (2), AHA Tent (1), Walk.Run Route (3+), Volunteer Information (2+), Kid’s Zone (1-2), Health Expo (2), Vendor Assistance (2). more added as needed or if we have more people interested.

Please click the link to download the volunteer form;
contact Colleen with any questions. Colleen.Begner@heart.org