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Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

About

Positions0 Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age LimitFamily Friendly
Description
For over 40 years, the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition drawing over 20,000 people each year. By volunteering at this event, you are not only helping to improve the lives of children, families and individuals in our community, you will be part of one of the “best Thanksgiving events in the country,” according to the Forbes travel blog. 

We hope you will join us in making this fun holiday tradition a day to remember.
Requirements
Volunteers will be given a t-shirt and apron at check-in. Please make sure your apron is visible during the duration of your volunteer shift.
PerksGive thanks by giving back! Volunteering at Turkey Trot is a great way to kick off the holiday with the whole family.
Parking DetailsFree parking available in the parking lot of South High School (first come, first serve).
CausesChildren & Youth Community Education & Literacy Homeless & Housing Poverty & Basic Needs
GivePulse
309 Positions Filled | 132 Impacts | 353 Hours

Location: South High School, 1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210

Shifts (38)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
Do you want to be the spirit of our Thanksgiving Turkey Trot? We are looking for a volunteer to be Gobbles! If you love making others smile and having fun, this is a great volunteer opportunity for you.
Special requirement: must be 5'11" or taller
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
Gobbles will have a busy schedule the day of Turkey Trot, running from media appearances to photo shoots, to signing autographs. Do you have what it takes to keep up with our Turkey Trot celebrity as his handler and security guard?1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 8:30AM
Help set up tables, unload supplies from South High School, hang signs and organize t-shirts and registration materials. This position is great for individuals interested in volunteering and participating in the race!

**Disclaimer: must wear comfortable shoes and be able to lift and carry heavy items
10/10Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
Check in all volunteers and staff, distribute volunteer packets and direct volunteers to their designated stations. This is a great opportunity for an individual wanting to volunteer and participate in the race!7/5Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:15AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 8:45AM
Help set up water cups for distribution on race course in two locations. This position is great for individuals who are interested in volunteering and participating in the race!

**Disclaimer: Must wear comfortable shoes and be able to lift and carry heavy items.
11/10Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 10:30AM
Oversee all aspects of the Start Village Assistant volunteers. Help when needed with pre-checking IDs for the Beer Garden in the Finish Village, assist with doggie bandannas and donations. Ensure any and all cash/check donations are given to the Finance runner after collected. You will be the go-to person for this area.1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 9:30AM
Oversee all Race Day Registration volunteers as well as assist participants fill out registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets to participants. You will be the go-to person for all questions around Race Day Registration.4/4Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 9:30AM
Pull packets containing bibs and timing chips for participants who registered through the mail or online prior to race day. This shift is great for individuals interested in volunteering and participating in the race!16/16Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 9:30AM
Assist participants fill out registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets to participants. This shift is great for those interested in volunteering as well as participating in the race!15/15Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:00PM
Assist participants and volunteers with registration and donations. Positions will include: Office support, Runner, and (2) Registration leads.7/7Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
OVersee all T-shirt Handout volunteers as well as help organize and distribute Turkey Trot t-shirts to participants on race day. Tear down and pack all remaining t-shirts at the end of the event. You will be the go-to person for all questions involving T-shirt Handout.1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
The parking lot at South High School will fill up fast! Help direct traffic in the parking lot and keep track of how many available spaces are left.3/3Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:30AM
Enter race day registration data into provided computers. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.
Typing skills required.
10/10Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Act as a "runner" from on-site registration tables to data entry station. This position helps ensure that all runners who register the morning of the event get into the tracking system. Also help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.6/6Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
Check IDs of participants and volunteers to identify who can partake in the Beer Garden in the Finish Village, assist with doggie bandannas and donations. Ensure any and all cash/check donations are given to the Finance runner after collected.2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Help organize and distribute Turkey Trot t-shirts to participants on race day. Tear down and pack all remaining t-shirts at the end of the event.27/27Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 10:30AM
Support the volunteer table with information regarding Mile High United Way and opportunities for future engagement. Also support pre-event setup.3/3Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:30AM
Oversee all Start Line Crowd Control volunteers as well as help monitor crowd of participants for each wave section at the starting line. Monitor participant entrance into each wave.1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:00PM
Set up water cups for distribution on the race course. Replenish water to ensure all participants receive water during the race. Clean up water station after race finishes.28/28Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 8:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:30AM
Monitor crowd of participants for each wave section at the starting line. Hold banners and corral signs distinguishing each wave group and pace each wave up to the starting line. Monitor participant enterance into each wave.10/10Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:30PM
Help set up bottled water station at the race finish line and hand water to participants after they finish the race. Help with Finish Village tear down at the end of the event.31/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Do you want to be the spirit of our Thanksgiving Turkey Trot? We are looking for a volunteer to be Gobbles! If you love making others smile and having fun, this is a great volunteer opportunity for you.
Special requirements: Must be 5'11" or taller
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Gobbles will have a busy schedule the day of Turkey Trot, running from media appearances to photo shoots, to signing autographs. Do you have what it takes to keep up with our Turkey Trot celebrity as his handler and security guard?1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:30PM
Oversee all Finish Line Water Station volunteers, help set up bottled water station at the race finish line and ensure water is replenished.1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 1:00PM
Help capture the fun of Turkey Trot! This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves photography and is looking to gain some more experience by taking photos of a large event with over 20,000 people!

PLEASE NOTE: Mile High United Way has the right to use these photos
2/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Pull packets containing bibs and timing chips for participants who registered through the mail or online prior to race day. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.31/31Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Assist participants fill out their registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.20/20Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Check in all volunteers and staff, distribute volunteer packets and direct volunteers to their designated stations. Help with the Start Village tear down at the end of the event.5/5Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
Oversee all Race Day Registration volunteers as well as assist participants fill out registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets to participants. You will be the go-to person for all questions around Race Day Registration.2/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 2:30PM
Manage the Beer Garden at the end of the race. Hand out beer and help with crowd control. Also help with tear down at the end of the event.
**DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older
15/15Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 1:30PM
Check IDs of all participants and volunteers to identify who can partake in the Beer Garden. Help with crowd control of people entering and exiting the Beer Garden. Help with tear down at the end of the event.
**DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older
17/20Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:00PM
Help ID the winner in each race category. Help with Finish Village tear down at the end of the event.5/4Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 2:00PM
Oversee all Beer Garden Bartender volunteers and Beer Garden. Assist with handing out beer when needed and help with crowd control. You will be the go-to person for the Beer Garden.

**DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 1:30PM
Oversee all Beer Garden ID Check volunteers. Help with crowd control of people entering and exiting the Beer Garden. Assist with ID check as needed and ensure volunteers have enough wristbands. You will be the go-to person for the Beer Garden ID Check.

**DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:00PM
Type bib numbers and times as participants cross the finish line.
Typing skills required.
4/4Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:00PM
Check IDs of participants and volunteers to identify who can partake in the Beer Garden in the Finish Village, assist with doggie bandannas and donations. Ensure any and all cash/check donations are given to the Finance runner after collected. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 10:45AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 12:00PM
Assist the Events team with breaking down the Start Village after the race begins. All tables, tents, signage and materials will need to be moved into the truck and the area cleared.5/6Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24, 11:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 24, 1:00PM
Gobbles will have a busy schedule the day of Turkey Trot, running from media appearances to photo shoots, to signing autographs. Do you have what it takes to keep up with our Turkey Trot celebrity as his handler and security guard?1/1Over