VOLUNTEERS - FAQs
How do I apply to be volunteer?
Please send us a message using our Contact Form.
Can anyone volunteer?
You must be 18 years old or older in order to be considered for a volunteer position.
Our entire family wants to volunteer, but one of our children is under the age of 18. Can the age limit be waived in this case?
Our Volunteer Coordinator reserves the right to waive the age requirement on a case-by-case basis.
I represent a large group of people; can we volunteer together as a group?
Maybe. We welcome and encourage groups to volunteer for the Bolt for PCOS. Your first step is to have one person set up the team by clicking the "START A TEAM" button on the Bolt for PCOS home page and completing the information. Once you create your team, register yourself. Each person in your group can then register by clicking the "JOIN A TEAM" button on the home page. Our Bolt for PCOS Event Coordinator will contact the Team Leader and coordinate assigning the group to a specific volunteer assignment together, if possible. Please be aware that we cannot always keep a team of volunteers together in the same area, but we try our best.
I am planning to volunteer. Can I bring my children to help too?
For safety reasons, we have an age requirement of 18 and older for our volunteers (and all volunteers must be registered). Please do not bring unregistered children or anyone else with you to your volunteer assignment. If your children are under the age of 18, you may consider signing up to volunteer Prior To the Walk - then you can register to actually participate in Bolt for PCOS as a family!
I am unavailable on the day of the Bolt for PCOS event. Are there other opportunities to volunteer?
Absolutely. We need many volunteers in the weeks and days leading up to the event for various duties Please contact us for learn about specific pre-event volunteer opportunities.
If I want to walk/run the 5K, can I volunteer after I finish the race?
Yes, we would be grateful for your assistance with the event breakdown and cleanup from 12-2pm EDT. Please complete our Volunteer Request Form if you are interested.
Can I choose to fundraise as a Volunteer?
Absolutely. We encourage all our Bolt for PCOS volunteers to set a fundraising goal. The system automatically defaults to $250 for individuals and $1,000 for teams. Fundraising is just another wonderful (and simple) way to "give back to the PCOS community."
When I arrive for my assignment, where should I park?
Where you park will largely depend on when and where your assignment is scheduled. The Bolt for PCOS Event Coordinator will communicate specific details about parking with you prior to your assignment.