Volunteers

Not participating, but still want to be part of the action? Why not get involved and contribute to this great event by becoming part of the 2017 Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk Volunteer Team.

With a 28km course, seven bridges, seven Villages and 12,000 participants, we certainly need a hand! We can't make this event a success without the assistance of volunteers.

Each volunteer will be supplied with an event t-Shirt and hat to wear on the day. All event day volunteers will receive a lunch pack on the day and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and help support the thousands of people walking for charity. The event is also a great way to meet new people with similar interests and is just a fun day all round.

Becoming a volunteer is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Simply choose which role and location you would prefer (please see descriptions below), and click on the relevant button below.

Roles

Fundraising Crew

Volunteers are needed to collect donations and support participants on the day. You will follow instructions from Cancer Council staff or the Village Team Leader and assist with tasks on the day such as:

 
  • Donations - Accepting donations by way of bucket collections or EFTPOS machines
  • Sunsmart - Giving out sunscreen to participants for a donation
  • Encouragement Encourage walkers to make their way around the course
Register to be part of the Fundraising Crew
 

Event Crew

Please click the links below to view the Village and Bridge Roles and Responsibilities. Any queries please contact Gabby Demo on 02 9280 0557 or gabby@mothershipevents.com.au.

Register to be part of the Event Crew
 

Village Roles and Responsibilities

Event Villages are located around the course and will be used as check-in locations, participant registrations & information, first aid points, drink stations, merchandise, light catering and entertainment. The seven Villages are:

  • Milsons Point Village (Burton Street, corner of Alfred Street and Burton Street)
  • Pyrmont Village (Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Road, opposite The Star)
  • Waterfront Village (Waterfront Park, Bowman Street, Pyrmont) 
  • Rozelle Village  (King George Park, Manning Street, near Rozelle Hospital)
  • Hunters Hill Village (Hunters Hill Scout Hall, Durham Street, near the Church Street overpass on Burns Bay Road)
  • Lane Cove Village (Blaxlands Corner - Central Park, William Edward Street and Kenneth Street)
  • Wollstonecraft Village (Brennan Park, Hazelbank Street and King Street)

Village Team Leader

This role is suitable for people with previous Team Leader & event experience. Good coordination and communication skills are important. Some of the tasks as a Village Team Leader include:

  • Support Village Manager and Crew by leading and managing teams of volunteers across multiple roles with use of radio communications.
  • Support the Village Manager and Registration Manager by acting as the first point of contact for the volunteers and provide operational leadership and support to your team prior to and on event day.
  • Assist Village Manager in briefing volunteers on their role and event day duties and ensure volunteers are at correct location.
  • Deploy and re-allocate volunteers to other areas where most needed.
  • Assist Village Manager in allocating and rotating volunteers for lunch breaks.

Village Course Marshall

Your mission is to help guide the participants throughout the course. You'll be positioned in critical areas giving directions and advice if required.

Village Ticket Scanner/ Wristbander

Your task is to either scan or wristband each participant in a timely matter when starting at your Village.

Village Stamp Point Crew

Give participants a stamp on their Event Passport and a high five on their way through your Village!

Event Team Assistants

If you're a multitasker and all-round superstar, join the Event Team as an Event Team Assistant. Under instructions from your Village Manager you will assist with Village-related tasks such as:

  • Village set up/pack dpwm - Morning shift or afternoon shift.
  • Registration - Accepting confirmations and signing up new registrations.
  • Wayfinding - Helping guide participants throughout the course whilst giving directions and general customer service.
  • Merchandise - Advertising and selling Seven Bridges Walk Merchandise to participants.
  • Information - Using your Frequently Asked Questions Handbook to assist with questions and information.
  • Ad hoc duties - There's always a job that needs doing! 

Bridge Roles and Responsibilities

Volunteers can elect to be stationed at one of the seven iconic bridges of Sydney Harbour.

They are:

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Pyrmont Bridge
  • ANZAC Bridge
  • Iron Cove Bridge
  • Gladesville Bridge
  • Tarban Creek Bridge
  • Fig Tree Bridge

Please see course map for locations.

Bridge Team Leader

This role is suitable for people with previous Team Leader and event experience. Good coordination and communication skills are important. Some of the tasks as a Bridge Team Leader include:

  • Support the Bridge Manager in coordinating and managing a small team across multiple roles with the use of radio communications.
  • Act as the first point of contact for the volunteers and provide operational leadership and support to your Bridge Manager prior to and on event day.
  • Deploy and re-allocate volunteers to other areas where most needed.
  • Assist Bridge Manager in allocating and rotating volunteers for lunch breaks.

Bridge Course Marshall

Your mission is to help guide the participants throughout the course. You'll be positioned in critical areas on or around the bridge giving directions and advice if required.

Bridge Stamp Point Crew

Give participants a stamp on their Event Passport and a high five on their way through your bridge!

Event Team Assistants

If you're a multitasker and all-round superstar, join the Event Team as an Event Team Assistant. Under instructions from your Bridge Manager you will assist with bridge-related tasks such as:

  • Bridge and course set up - Morning shift or afternoon shift.
  • Wayfinding - Helping guide participants on the course, give general directions and customer service.
  • Ad hoc duties - There's always a job that needs doing!