Volunteer Opportunities

Every year the JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money for research that helps to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). It's fun for families & friends and builds camaraderie among company employees. If you would like to volunteer for the Walk, JDRF offers lots of great volunteer opportunities, including:


In partnership with JDRF Chapter/site staff, Cabinet volunteers provide senior leadership and support to ensure the Walk is of the highest caliber, raising maximum funds at minimum expense to JDRF while stimulating participation.

Social Media/Digital Ambassador:

We’re looking for enthusiastic, social media aficionados to be this year’s JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes Digital Ambassadors.

Life as a JDRF TELUS Walk Digital Ambassador means:

Fun & Games Crew:

Face painting, colouring, crafts, carnival and interactive games. Experience and comfort with kids and creative activities is an asset.


Support and monitor crowds, and ensure Walkers are directed to the appropriate areas.

Operations Area:

The hub of all event day activity, the Operations Area serves as an information booth; volunteers must be prepared to take charge, and ensure all event volunteers have signed in and know their volunteer role on day of event.

Parking Attendants:

Monitor parking lots and ensure traffic is directed in an orderly manner.


Take photographs throughout the event of individual teams, key individuals and special Walk elements (cheque presentation, etc.), and provide electronic files or film to the JDRF National Office.

Fundraising Rewards Area:

Verify the fundraising rewards earned and provided to Walkers. JDRF provides guidelines for distributing rewards.

Refreshment Area:

Ensure all Walkers and volunteers receive food and refreshments throughout the day. Monitoring and restocking of product is required.

Registration Area:

Process Walkers’ pledge forms accurately and quickly, following the guidelines set out by JDRF. Must be efficient and have strong attention to detail.

Route Marshalls:

Offer enthusiasm and encouragement to all walkers and ensure that they stay on the correct route. The ability to stand for the duration of the shift is required.

Set-Up and Tear-Down:

Assist JDRF in the set-up of this event. This may take place the day before or very early in the morning. Areas for set-up includes: food, refreshments, registration, incentives, and operations. Tear-down comprises of packing up post event, and reloading the truck with materials and props.

Waiver Team:

Welcome walkers and ensure all participants sign a waiver form as they arrive.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please contact your local JDRF office for details

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