Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Strides for Obesity 2019 event!

We are holding a 3km walk/run fundraiser event on October 19th, 2019 in Halifax from 10:00AM until 12 noon. We will need help anytime between 8:00AM until 1:00PM. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of our initiative and raise funding for our community projects.

How can you help as a volunteer?

Event Kit Stuffing and Event Kit Pick-up

October 10-12th, 2018 4-8pm

October 14th, 2019: Help assemble the event kits prior to the event.

October 17-18th, 2019: Assist with event kits pick-ups for the walk/run participants.


Sign-In: sign participants in the morning and give hand out any participant event kits.​

Sign up: on-site registration the day of the event. This job requires good organizational skill and great computer skills.​​

Course Marshals

October 13th, 2018 - All day event

Direct participants in the right direction, briefly stop traffic during road crossings, make drivers aware of participants. 


This is a crucial part of the event where our Walkers are out on the streets and Volunteers are involved at the centre of an exciting morning. This is the perfect shift to cheer on friends or family, other participants, and also be there to watch them stride their stuff.

Water Station

October 19th, 2019 - All day event

Hand out water bottles to those who want a nice quench mid-way through the walk but also to make sure that everyone is going in the right direction throughout the route.

Finish Line Duties

October 19th, 2019 - All day event

Water and Food: supervision of the table and hand out water and food to the participants.​

Me​dals: hand out medals to participants at the finish line​​.

Set up/Tear down

October 19, 2019 - All day event

We need volunteers who are capable of helping out early in the morning to set up all the supplies and make sure everything is ready to go before the main event! These volunteers need to be serious about showing up on time and ready to help out. This is a very important role.

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Strides for Obesity

5657 Spring Garden Rd

Park Lane Mall Suite 3005 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3J 3R4