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Approximately 250 volunteers participate as Crew members each year and provide an unforgettable experience for every 2-Day Walker. They provide assistance at the hotel, keep Walkers safe and hydrated on the route, and are a constant source of encouragement throughout 2-Day Walk weekend.
All Crews are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and with a 75% return rate each year, availability for some Crews may be limited. We will make every effort to assign you to the Crew of your choice, taking into consideration your experience, skills, and capabilities, along with the needs of the event. Some Crews involve heavy lifting and/or prolonged standing, but there are plenty of opportunities to be involved that are less physically demanding.
Crew members must be at least 18 years old to participate and at least 25 years old to drive a motorized vehicle during 2-Day Walk weekend.
If you are interested in crewing for the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, check out the assignment options below!
Event Services Crew works closely with It’s The Journey staff to ensure everything at the hotel site runs smoothly. They check Walkers in, give out credentials, and run the concierge table throughout the weekend. They also manage the 2-Day Store and route return areas. On Sunday, Event Services Crew members move to B’Rest Stops or Closing Ceremonies sites.
Route Marking Crew
The Route Marking Crew is responsible for identifying and marking the entire 30-mile route for 2-Day Weekend. They place directional signs, barricades, and safety cones as needed to keep Walkers safe and on route. Route Marking Crew members must be capable of heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds.).
The Hydro Crew distributes and replenishes water, sports drinks, snacks, and ice as needed throughout the weekend. They may also assist with set-up and break-down of event sites as needed. Hydro Crew members must be capable of heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds.).
Clean Up/Recycling Crew moves along the route, stopping at all B’Rest Stops, Lunch, and other designated sites to collect trash and recycling containers. They may also assist with closing and break-down of B’Rest Stops. Clean Up/Recycling Crew members must be capable of heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds.).
Motorcycle (Moto) Crew
Moto Crew assists Walkers along the route by staffing busy intersections and keeping Walkers safe along the route. Moto Crew members must provide their own motorcycle, helmet, and safety equipment. Passengers may also participate by registering for Moto Crew. Drivers must be at least 25 years old, hold a valid driver’s license, and be able to show proof of insurance for the vehicle being used in the event.
Bicycle (Bike) Crew
Bike Crew rides alongside 2-Day Walkers throughout the entire route, including some greenspace areas where motorized vehicles are not allowed. They help ensure all Walkers are safe and accounted for by tracking both the lead Walker and the last Walker to enter all event sites. They are often first on the scene if a Walker is injured or fatigued and needs to be taken off the route. Bike Crew members must provide their own bicycle, helmet, and safety equipment.
Sweep Crew patrols the route in passenger vans, providing support to any Walker who may need assistance. Each Sweep Crew team consists of a driver and a navigator, along with a volunteer provided by our medical sponsor. Injured or fatigued Walkers are transported to the nearest B’Rest Stop or to the hotel to rest, hydrate, and/or receive medical treatment. Drivers must be at least 25 years old, hold a valid driver’s license, and be able to show proof of insurability.
B’Rest Stop Crew
B’Rest Stop Crews operate rest areas (B’Rest Stops) at designated intervals along the route. These stops provide hydration, snacks, restrooms, and medical attention, and serve as pick-up stations for Sweep vans. B’Rest Stop Crew members should be able to lift 25 pounds and be comfortable with prolonged standing.
Lunch Crew staffs the largest B’Rest Stop along the route, providing food and medical services to all 2-Day participants. They work closely with vendors to set up, serve, and break down meal stations for Walkers and Crew. On Sunday, Lunch Crew members move to B’Rest Stops or Closing Ceremonies sites. Lunch Crew members should be able to lift 25 pounds and be comfortable with prolonged standing.
Ceremonies Crew manages the largest gatherings of participants during 2-Day Weekend. They work closely with vendors and staff to set up and break down sites and assist with crowd control as Walkers move onto the route. On Saturday, Ceremonies Crew members also staff an afternoon B’Rest Stop. Ceremonies Crew members should be able to lift 25 pounds and be comfortable with prolonged standing.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
270 Carpenter Dr., Suite 515, Atlanta, GA 30328, US
It’s The Journey, Inc.’s mission is to support Georgians by raising money for breast health and breast cancer programs that focus on screening, diagnostics, genetic counseling and testing, support services, and research.
It’s The Journey, Inc. - producer of the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer - is a local organization founded 15 years ago by a breast cancer survivor, Randi Passoff. When the Avon 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk pulled out of Atlanta in 2002, Randi, a long time walker, decided that Atlanta needed a fundraising event wherein all of the funds stayed local to support Georgia breast cancer patients and breast health programs. She created what we call "the kinder and gentler breast cancer walk." Instead of the 3-Day model of walking 60 miles over 3 days and sleeping in a tent, the Georgia 2-Day Walk covers 30 miles over 2 days and participants sleep in a hotel.
We are looking forward to the 2018 Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer on September 29-30. And we never forget the purpose of the 2-Day Walk - which is to raise funds for breast cancer programs throughout Georgia. In March, we will hold our Grantee Celebration where we will award grants to Georgia breast cancer programs. Over the past 15 years, It’s The Journey has funded 335 grants totaling $14 million to support breast health programs throughout Georgia. It’s not just the walk; it’s the journey.
265 Peachtree Center AveAtlanta, GA 30303
April 29, 2020