Volunteers Needed for NYC Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk!


Cause Areas


Sat May 05, 2018, 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Firefighters Field405 Main StreetNew York, NY 10044


The Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk 2018

Join us on Saturday May 5, 2018, at Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island for The Icla da Silva Foundation's 8th Annual Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk!

This annual event is a fun-filled family-friendly day for all ages and abilities. Come enjoy views of Manhattan and the East River while supporting patients with leukemia and lymphoma and other diseases treatable with a marrow transplant.

With your support potential marrow donors are added to the Be The Match Registry and patients receive the care and support services they need for a second chance at life.

Volunteer Roles

This event would not be possible without the help of our committed volunteers! Volunteer areas include:

  • Operations:
    Volunteers will help with logistics and operations. Potential responsibilities include: helping with set-up and break-down of the event. Assistance will also be needed with bibs and timing chips distribution.
  • Registration:
    Volunteers will help with 5k registration, assisting pre-registered runners and race day runners.
  • Hospitality:
    Volunteers will help greet runners/walkers upon arrival and direct them to the registration area. Assistance will also be needed with bags check-in and runner refreshment at the finish line.
  • Photography/Videography:
    Volunteers will help capture all the special moments.
  • Family Friendly Activities:
    Volunteers will help with activities including cheer stations, and face painting.

Volunteer Schedule of Events

7:00 am: Volunteers Arrive- Overview; Light Breakfast

7:30 am: Set-up Begins- Route Markers, Signage, Water Stations, Registration, Food Station, Marrow Drive Station, Village Activities

8:30 am: Participants Arrive/Volunteers in Place- Bags Check In, T-Shirt Distribution, Registration, Bibs and Timing Chips Distribution, Village Opens

10:00am: Race Starts - Course Marshalls, Cheering Station, and Water Station

12:00 pm: Event Concludes & Breakdown Begins

For more information, please contact Renee at Renee@icla.org or 212-593-1807


  • Event Management
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Event Planning / Management

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours

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