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 2016 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 Cap. 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. It's a great way to meet new people with similar interests and 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 complete the online application form

Thank you to those who have already registered to volunteer. We are so thankful for your support and for so generously offering your time to help make this event a success! We simply couldn't continue to run this event year after year without the valuable assistance and support of people like you.

Contact Details

Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk Volunteers

Mothership Events
Suite 104
Lvl 1 64-76 Kippax Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
02 9280 0557
yasmin@mothershipevents.com.au

Merchandise

Phone: 02 9280 0557

Please click on the links below to view the Venue & Course Roles and Responsibilities:

Venue 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,
  • Barangaroo Village (Nawi Park, Hickson Road, Barangaroo)
  • Pyrmont Village (at Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Rd, opposite The Star)
  • Rozelle Village (at King George Park, Manning Street, near Rozelle Hospital)
  • Hunters Hill Village (at Hunters Hill Scout Hall, Durham Street, near the Church Street overpass on Burns Bay Road)
  • Lane Cove Village (at Blaxlands Corner - Central Park, William Edward Street and Kenneth Street)
  • Wollstonecraft Village (at 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, and you must be able to attend a mandatory evening training/briefing session prior to the event day to gain further information about your role and responsibilities as a Team Leader. Some of the tasks as a Village Team Leader include:

  • Lead and manage teams of volunteers across multiple roles with use of radio communications.
  • Act as the first point of contact for your 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.
  • Deploy and re-allocate volunteers to other areas where most needed.
  • Assist Village Manager in allocating lunch breaks for volunteers.

Village 2IC

The role of 2IC (second in charge) is to perform village and course crew check-in, and assist your Team Leader in volunteer deployment and coordination. The role requires you to liaise with and follow instructions from your Team Leader and you must be available to attend a mandatory evening training/briefing session prior to the event day to gain further information about your role and responsibilities as a Village 2IC.

Village Crew

Village Crew members are to follow instructions from Team Leaders and 2IC's and assist with village related tasks such as:

  • Village set up (morning shift)
  • Registration - Accepting confirmations and signing up new registrations.
  • Wayfinding - Helping guide participants throughout the village and onto the next part of the course.
  • Merchandise - Advertising and selling Seven Bridges Walk Merchandise to participants.
  • Information - Using your Frequently Asked Questions Handbook to assist with questions and information.
  • Passport Stamping - Stamping the passport for participants at your particular village.
  • Village pack up (afternoon shift)

Course Roles and Responsibilities

Participants can walk all, or a portion of the 28km clockwise course, which crosses 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, and you must be available to attend a mandatory evening training/briefing session prior to event day to gain further information about your role and responsibilities as a Team Leader. Some of the tasks as a Bridge Team Leader include:

  • Coordinate and manage a small team across multiple roles with the use of radio communications
  • Act as the first point of contact for your volunteers and provide operational leadership and support to your team prior to and on event day.
  • Deploy and re-allocate volunteers to other areas where most needed.

Bridge 2IC

The role of the 2IC (second in charge) is to perform bridge and course crew check-in, and assist your team leader in volunteer deployment and coordination. The role requires you to liaise with and follow instructions from your team leader and you must be available to attend a mandatory evening training/briefing session prior to the event day to gain further information about your role and responsibilities as a Bridge 2IC.

Bridge Crew

Bridge Crew members are to follow instructions from Team Leaders and 2IC's and assist with course related tasks such as:

  • Bridge and course set up (morning shift)
  • Wayfinding - Helping guide participants on the course
  • Passport stamping - Stamping the passport for participants at your particular bridge
  • Bridge and course pack up (afternoon shift)

Drink Station and Course Crew

There are 3 transient drink stations, to help hydrate participants as they walk around the course. The drink stations are at the following locations:

  • Easton Park, Rozelle
  • Lane Cove (x2)

Volunteers will set up, operate and clean the Drink Station. You will provide water to all participants as they pass as well as help participants navigate around the course.

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