2017 NYC Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis


Cause Areas


Tue May 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 09:30 PM


Pier 16 at the South Street SeaportNew York, NY 10038


Walk event with food, games, entertainment and informational tables for about 800 participants. There is a large festival celebration to kick-off the actual walk over the Brooklyn Bridge!

DATE: May 16 th, 2016 - Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport - NYC

Estimated Ask for Volunteers: 90-100 people

Set-up 11:00AM-5:30PM

Festival 5:00PM-8:00PM

Walk Route & Spirit Crew 6:00PM-9:30PM

Event Breakdown 7:30PM-9:30PM

Finish Area Breakdown 8:30PM-9:30PM

Times and responsibilities subject to change.


Set-up - 11:00AM-5:30PM

  • Aide with unloading the supplies and materials
    • Arrange boxes in proper tents/area & position barricades around event
  • Aide with set-up & decorating for event
    • Arrange balloons, hang banners, set-up tables and other decorations
    • Assist hanging event signage
    • Set-up display materials in information tents
    • Assist vendors get their materials and tents set-up
  • Troubleshoot festival kick-off to ensure all set-up is complete

Festival - 5:00PM-8:00PM

  • Arrive before festival kick-off to learn layout and get into assigned activity which can include:
    • Assist with KID ZONE tent
      • Monitor and facilitate children activities including face painting, spin art, a bounce house and various other activities
  • Assist at the banner & sign making tent
  • Act as "walk route guides" along the walk route cheering and guiding walkers along the way!
  • Help distribute T-shirts and incentives
  • Help distribute food in food tent and/or VIP catered tent
  • Help distribute informational materials from Mission Tent
  • Help usher participants from Registration/Check-in Tent into the festival
  • Mediate the GI Doctor Tent with visitors and questions

Walk Route & Spirit Crew 6:00PM-9:30PM

Event Breakdown 7:30PM-9:30PM
Finish Area Breakdown 8:30PM-9:30PM

  • Upon arrival, you will be helping to aid in wrapping-up the activities of the festival.
  • Once all participants leave for the Walk, all stations begin to get broken down
  • Rented tables, chairs, etc need to be grouped together for pick-up.
  • Bins, boxes and materials need to be loaded into rental truck.
  • All signs, balloons, trash need to be collected and properly either packed or thrown away.
  • Leftover food must be ushered to the front table for distribution to returning walkers and then after the last participant returns the food will be the last thing loaded into the truck for delivery.
  • There will be a separate finish line area - participants begin to return back from the walk route around and your purpose will be to welcome back the walkers across the "finish-line" by cheering them on and giving them a feeling of team "spirit!"

Overall, this is a very fun event to get involved with! You can sign up for one or all of the available times!

If you have any further questions or would like more detailed information please feel free to call the Take Steps Administrative Assistant, Chad Gneiting, at 646-388-9283 or email cgneitingtemp@crohnscolitisfoundation.org


  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training

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