Breakthroughs happen because of our volunteers!
We're looking for enthusiastic, driven individuals aged 16 and older to help make our Team Breakthrough events a huge success! Join a cheer zone out on the course, lend a hand with pre and postrace activities, or in one of many other ways.
And don't worry... ABTA staff will be with you all the way to answer questions and offer event day guidance!
For sign-up of a group of five or more, or if you have any questions, please contact Kali Drews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.577.8761.
Please note: there is the potential that your group may be divided and/or reassigned as needed.
I'm planning to participate in the run/walk. Can I still volunteer? Due to the time commitment required of volunteers, we ask that you volunteer in lieu of running or walking.
Can I volunteer and run/walk on event day?
We would love an extra helping hand on both event day and perhaps the days before. Volunteer areas may include Set-Up, Clean-Up, Registration & Check-In, Refreshments, Course Marshals, Spirit Station and more. We have volunteer spots in several areas that will also allow you to still run or walk with your Team.
Volunteers will not be available to run or walk the 5K route on event day.
Two of my friends and I would like to volunteer. Should we register as a group? For groups of 4 or fewer, each person should register as an individual volunteer. (If you wish to be assigned together, please list the names of the others in your group in the ‘note’ section of the registration form.) If your group is 5 or more people, please contact email@example.com.
What kind of time commitment does volunteering entail?
Volunteer shifts are typically 4 to 6 hours. Depending on your assigned role, you should plan on arriving approximately 1 to 2 hours before the event’s scheduled start time.
What do volunteers receive?
As a thank you, volunteers will receive a meal and light refreshments during their shift. You will also receive an event-day volunteer shirt. We ask that this shirt be worn during your shift so that you are easily identifiable to event participants.
Will further volunteer details be provided prior to the event? Yes. You will receive final details via email approximately 2 weeks before the event date.
Volunteer communication updates will be sent via email.
Please make sure your information you submit is correct and check the website as the event approaches for more details.