Greater Hartford Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis 2018


Cause Areas


Sun May 20, 2018, 07:30 AM - 02:30 PM


Rentschler Field615 Silver LaneEast Hartford, CT 06118


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks at their upcoming Take Steps Walk. The Walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, registration, T-shirt distribution, water stations, children’s activities, and clean-up and to serve as parking monitors, greeters, cheerleaders, and route monitors. Volunteer hours range from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. depending on your assigned/chosen role(s). To volunteer, please contact Tara Fiducia at or Mary Kate Doherty at 203-376-4336 or . For more information about the Greater Hartford Take Steps Walk please visit


Set-Up 7:30-10:00 AM

Volunteers will help set up the festival by unpacking boxes, setting up tent stations, covering tables with tablecloths, hanging banners, setting up barricade perimeter, etc.

Food Tent 8:30-1:30 PM

Manage food tent. Keep area clean and well-stocked. Use gloves. Keep water on ice.

Parking Attendant 9:30-11:30 AM

Help safely guide participants through the parking lot/garage. Help direct traffic when vendors need to unload in the festival area.

Photographer 9:30-1:30 PM

Capture images throughout the duration of the event, from set-up to clean-up. Must provide your own camera and be willing to upload to a shared site and grant use of all images to CCFA in perpetuity. A desired shot list will be provided but we also encourage creativity!

Registration Tent 9:30-12:00 noon

Check in participants in main monies tent. If you need to leave this tent for any reason, you need to get a replacement. An armed guard will be present at all times. There will be separate check-in for people pre-registered and people registering at the event.

Tope Team Tent 9:30-noon

This tent is reserved for teams who have raised $5,000 or more! (They will receive a special button which gains them access to this tent.) Manage the crowd to make sure these are the only participants entering this tent, facilitate top fundraiser photos inside the tent, and help teams to take their team pictures with the photographer. Mingle and troubleshoot.

Prize Drawing Area 9:30-1:00 PM

Encourage participants to purchase raffle tickets for chances to win great prizes. Monitor the prizes. Walk the festival area to drum up sales. Pull winning tickets once walkers return the festival area at the end of the walk. Work with emcee to announce winners.

Mission Tent 9:30-1:00 PM

Introduce participants to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation mission and all corresponding patient materials. Distribute patient T-shirts, ask participants to sign the banner and join the mission passport activity. Free patient education brochures and information on other upcoming events will be available. Answer questions and encourage people to take things home.

Camp Oasis Kid’s Tent 9:30-1:30 PM

Facilitate games, crafts and activities with children and their families. Monitor the bounce house to ensure safety.

Greeter 10:00-11:30 AM

Give a warm welcome to all participants and serve as a front-line customer service point of contact for answering questions. Direct participants to the Registration tent. Help direct dignitaries to the staging area.

Route Guide 11:00-12:30 PM

Cheerlead and guide participants along the walk course. Spread excitement and make noise with maracas, guiding walkers to the next turn. Route guides will leave the festival area when the speaking program gets going- around 11:15 AM to find their spot along the walk route.

Spirit Line/ Breakdown 12:30-2:30 PM

Participants begin to return back from the walk route around 12:30 p.m. and your purpose will be to welcome back the walkers across the "finish-line" by cheering them on and giving them team "spirit"! Assist in packing up all leftover materials and clean up the area. Pack all boxes, seal with tape and stack by the registration tent. Deflate and dispose of balloons and all trash. Break down tables and chairs and stack in front of registration area.

Come for the whole day or just a couple hours!

Students are welcome and we will gladly sign community service paperwork. Chaperones required for groups of 5 or more who are under the age of 16.

To sign-up, email Tara Fiducia, and let her know your top two choices within the time frame you are available.

For more information about Take Steps or the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation contact Mary Kate Doherty at


  • Photography
  • Child Care
  • Program Management
  • People Skills
  • Food Service
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13
  • flexible--typically 2-3 hours based on role
  • student groups of 5 or more under the age of 16 require a chaperone

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