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Among the many heroes of the Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run are our volunteers. Giving of yourself to benefit others is precious. We sincerely appreciate the time and energy donated by our wonderful volunteers each year.

Volunteer registration is now OPEN!

Click here to register to volunteer:



Volunteer Opportunities

  • Greeters - Greet participants, hand out registration forms, answer questions and direct guests.
  • Refreshment Tent - Hand out snacks and drinks to participants
  • T-shirt Tent - Hand out t-shirts to runners, walkers, survivors and volunteers
  • Education Health Fair - Set-up displays, provide educational materials, greet participants and answer questions.
  • Walk Stops & Cheer Sections - Set-up table, hand out water to runners and walkers as they pass by and cheer participants.

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
  • Volunteers will be provided a Lahey Health 5K Cancer Walk & Run t-shirt at check-in to wear while on duty. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Lahey Health staff and/or designated volunteer captains will be on-site and available to answer questions during all shifts.
  • Every volunteer position is important; please commit to and attend your chosen shift, or inform us if your plans change. 

Volunteer Arrival Times

Below are the shift times for all volunteers. Once you arrive, please check in at the Volunteer Tent. We will have coffee and light breakfast snacks available. 

6:00 - 8:30 a.m.     Greeters
6:00 - 9:00 a.m.     Refreshment Tents
6:00 - 10:00 a.m.   Medical Tent
6:00 - 10:00 a.m.   Education Tent
6:00 - 8:00 a.m.     T-shirt Tent
7:00 - 10:00 a.m.   Water Stop Teams

Once you check in at the Volunteer Tent, find your appropriate tent or area and check in with your captain. If you are planning to walk or run the race, please let your captain know you will be leaving your shift before 8 a.m.


Be sure to dress casual and weather appropriate. We will have tents, but this is an outdoor event with limited shade – so please wear a hat and sunscreen. As a volunteer, you will get a “Volunteer” shirt that you can pick up early or the day of the race.