Volunteer Opportunities

The Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF is a collective rally that brings together thousands of people whose lives are touched by T1D every day. If you would like to join the rally, by lending a helping hand on event day, there are lots of great volunteer opportunities, including:

Traffic Management 

  • Monitor and ensure that participants arrive at the march on time.
  • Lead participants as needed.

Crowd Control

  • Monitor and ensure participants enter the Walk Area at the correct time.
  • Provide direction to the participants, as necessary.

Food & Refreshment Area

  • Ensure all Walkers and volunteers receive food and snacks throughout the day.
  • Monitor and restock food and snacks.

Fundraising Rewards Area

  • Verification and distribution of fundraising rewards to Walk participants.

Operations Area

  • Oversee event volunteers when they sign in.
  • Operate the information booth for participants.


  • Bring your camera and take photographs throughout the event of individual teams, key individuals and special Walk elements (cheque presentations, etc.).


  • Process participant pledge forms.


  • Report top Walker and team results to the Staging Area on the hour throughout the day.

Set-Up and Take-Down

  • Assist JDRF in the set-up of this event either the day before or early morning of the event.
  • Tear down includes packing up the event and reloading the truck with materials and props.

VIP Lounge (where applicable)

  • Provide assistance and service to the top fundraisers in an exclusive area.
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