Village Run/Walk Event Volunteers

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Valley Village

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November 3, 2019 is the date for the next Village Run/Walk. We’re looking forward to a brisk 5k and 10k at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys. You can sign up for specific shifts in your email to the Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Haake at jennifer@vvc.org. If you want to take two shifts that don't over lap, feel free to say so in your response. We need volunteers to help with the following activities:

Volunteer Tent monitor/Volunteer Check-In - 3 people (6:00am-2:00pm): Responsible for staying at the tent for the entire event to keep an eye on other volunteer personal items, answer questions to volunteers and keep VV staff informed on any issues

Food & Coffee Station - 3 people (6:00am-2:00pm): Set up food, coffee, cups, napkins, and other snack supplies. Monitor it during the event.

Entrance Traffic Direction -2 people (6:00am-12:00pm): Wear safety vests and put up banners and direct traffic through the gate to the parking area.

Parking - 2 people (6:00am-12:00pm): Wear safety vests and help direct traffic in the parking lot.

Registration - 4 people (6:00am-8:30am): Check runners in and give them their bib numbers.

Set Up, T-shirt table and Sunblock station - 2 people (6:00am-8:30am): Make sure the t-shirts are organized in the bins, by size and people take one. Set up bulk sunblock dispensers at table and have wipes handy.

Water Stations - 9 people for 3 stations (6:00am-11:00am): Set up water station on a folding table, along the race course, hand out water bottles or cups of water to race participants and fold up table and load up waters into truck after the race ends.

Crossings - 2 people (6:00am-11:00am): In safety vests use stop signs to keep traffic away from participants when crossing the street.

Cheer Squad - 20 people (7:00am - 11:00am): Take signs made by Valley Village clients, spread them along the route and cheer participants on with pom poms as they pass by.

Family Festival Booth Staffing - 4 people (7:00am - 12:00pm): Monitor the Family Festival and see if any Vendors need anything. 2 volunteers will set up and greet people from the Valley Village Table.

Floater Volunteers - 3 people (7:00am - 12:00pm): Move around different stations as additional help where needed.

Family Festival Face Painting - 2 people (7:00am - 12:00pm): Provide face painting during the Family Festival.

First Aid Booth - 4 people (7:00am - 12:00pm): Administer first aid and hand out water as needed.

Raffle ticket Sellers - 3 people (7:00am - 12:00pm): Carry baskets of raffle tickets and direct them on how to buy tickets.

Raffle Prize Table Attendants - 2 people (7:00am - 12:00pm): Monitor the raffle prizes and direct people to buy raffle tickets.

Start/Finish Line Funnel and Medals - 4 people (8:00am - 10:00am): Cheer with arms up at the finish line as participants finish their races. Cheer on the Kiddie K and hand out all medals at awards ceremony.

Clean-up - 20 people (12:00pm- 2:00pm): Help load the truck, with leftover food, waters, registration supplies and course signs. Volunteers will help unload truck at the Valley Village Office.

Contact Jennifer Haake, Development & volunteer Coordinator at Valley Village if you are interested at (818) 587-9450, ext. 131 or jennifer@vvc.org.

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About Valley Village

Location:

20830 Sherman Way, Attn: Jennifer Haake, Winnetka, CA 91306, US

Mission Statement

Valley Village has provided services for adults with developmental disabilities in the San Fernando Valley for nearly 50 years. Our mission is to protect, foster, develop and advance the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities. We manage 18 group homes and 3 day programs across the San Fernando Valley and have a variety of programs where you can make a difference as a volunteer either at one of our sites, or on one of our community outings around Los Angeles County.

Description

Since 1971, Valley Village, a 501(c)3 organization, has been a leader in building transformative programs that raise the standard of care for all people with developmental disabilities in the San Fernando Valley. With over 48 years of proven successes, our hallmark approach to a continuum of care for adults with developmental challenges continues to be an effective model for providing dignity, respect, and personal empowerment. Renowned throughout southern California for its dedicated staff, programming, and around-the-clock care, Valley Village serves over 400 men and woman with disabilities as a leader in the fostering, development, and advancement of rights and interest of people with developmental disabilities.

WHEN

Sun Nov 03, 2019
06:00 AM - 02:00 PM  

WHERE

Anthony C. Beilenson Park6300 Balboa Blvd.Van Nuys, CA 91406

(34.1814,-118.49847)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Event Management
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • The Volunteer Orientation for this event will be on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00am-11:00am. If you cannot make that time, let the Volunteer Coordinator know at jennifer@vvc.org.

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