Volunteers Make It Happen!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for the Walk & 5K to End HIV! We rely on hundreds of volunteers to make the event a success. We appreciate your contribution of time and energy!

Thank you again for your support – we look forward to working with you!

To sign up to be a 2019 Walk & 5k to End HIV volunteer, please e-mail walktoendhiv@whitman-walker.org with your name and availability on Saturday, October 26. We need volunteers between the hours of 6 AM and 11:00 AM. If you are bringing a group of volunteers, please also include the group name and the number of volunteers in the group. Thanks!

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering

YES! We would love to have your help for as long as you’re able to provide it!

There is no designated event parking. We suggest taking Metro to Federal Triangle (Blue / Orange) or Metro Center (Blue / Orange / Red). Metro begins operations at 7 AM on Saturday. There should be ample street parking in the vicinity for those arriving for the earliest volunteer shifts which begin at 6 AM.

The volunteer tent is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at Freedom Plaza (between 14th and 13th Streets, NW). Check-in there and you’ll be given a Volunteer t-shirt and directed to your assignment.

Your assignment will be given to you when you check in at the Volunteer tent. We will make every effort to accommodate requests regarding special needs and assignments. We appreciate your flexibility – assignments are made based on your arrival time and the needs of the event at that time.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled shift so that you can check-in and get to your assigned area.

Volunteer shirts will be distributed when you check-in at the volunteer services tent on Freedom Plaza. Due to the overwhelming volunteer response, we can not guarantee that everyone will receive an event shirt. You are not required to wear the volunteer shirt – if your group or organization has its own shirt, please feel free to wear it. Route volunteers who are instructed to check-in somewhere other than Freedom Plaza will receive their shirts at that location.

Please do take care of yourself throughout the day. Simply let your volunteer captain know that you’ll be taking a break. Make sure you stay hydrated and apply sunscreen if needed.

Yes! If you have a verification form that requires a signature, please bring it with you to the Walk and we will sign it at the completion of your volunteer assignment. If you require a letter confirming your service hours, please e-mail us at walktoendhiv@whitman-walker.org the week after the Walk with all the details.
Absolutely! There is plenty for volunteers to do before and after the walk / run. Just let us know you’re a participant and we’ll make sure you get to the start line in plenty of time. This does not apply to volunteers on the route – registered participants should not volunteer for any of the route opportunities.

Thanks again for your interest and support! We look forward to working with you and to seeing you on Saturday, October 26!