Volunteer at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

New York Road Runners Team for Kids New York City Marathon alumni, have the exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2016 to serve as a volunteer for Team for Kids.

Volunteers will have the chance to help TFK at the start, quiet the nerves and dispel the anxiety of our runners and greet them at the finish to celebrate their accomplishment!  Plus all volunteers get an official TCS New York City Marathon jacket to wear on race day!

We still need volunteers for the opportunities listed below.  Please join us in making 2016 an exceptional year for our Team for Kids runners!

The volunteer deadline is August 26, 2016, so sign up today!

TFK Start Volunteer

Assist Team for Kids staff at the start village Marathon morning from 4:30am-11:30am. Responsibilities may include directing runners to the TFK tent and baggage trucks, greeting and checking in runners at the TFK tent, assisting with refreshments, providing customer service to all runners by answering questions and providing encouragement. Strong customer service skills and a friendly attitude required. New volunteers should be available for training and walk-through at the Fort on 10/29. Volunteer transportation will be provided on race day leaving from Midtown Manhattan. More details on transportation will follow.

To sign up, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your My NYRR account https://mynyrr.nyrr.org/login
  2. Click “Volunteer” on the left sidebar to then see the TCS New York City Marathon volunteer opportunities displayed at the top
  3. Click the blue “Volunteer” button next to the “START 2016 TCS New York City Marathon (does not count for +1)” box.
  4. Scroll through the different options to find the “TFK ALUMNI Start Village Volunteer (reserved for TFK Alums Only)” opportunity, select, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Next” to move forward with the registration process

TFK Catcher Volunteer

  • Shift 1 from 10:30am – 3:00pm
  • Shift 2 from 2:30pm – 7:00pm
  • TFK alumni will volunteer in the post-finish area in Central Park

Volunteers will stand in the post-finish area with TFK signs, identify and greet TFK runners, then escort them up to the TFK tent at Cherry Hill.

To sign up, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your My NYRR account https://mynyrr.nyrr.org/login
  2. Click “Volunteer” on the left sidebar to then see the TCS New York City Marathon volunteer opportunities displayed at the top
  3. Click the blue “Volunteer” button next to the “FINISH 2016 TCS New York City Marathon” box
  4. Scroll through the different Finish Line Options to find “TFK Catcher Shift 1” or “TFK Catcher Shift 2”, select desired shift, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Next” to move forward with the registration process

Both opportunities are open to TFK New York City Marathon alumni only, and are first-come first-serve. If you have any questions, please email teamforkids@nyrr.org. We thank you in advance for your consideration and hope to have you volunteering with us on Marathon day!

Connect to NYRR Youth Program Participants as a Volunteer!

In an effort to connect directly with the youth who benefit from Team for Kids fundraising, we invite you to sign up to volunteer at the NYRR Youth Summer Fest on Wednesday, July 27 at Icahn Stadium. The two shifts available are detailed below.

  • Event Assistance (Whole Day) from 8:30am-4:30pm (8 hours)
  • Event Assistance (Afternoon) from 12:30am-4:30pm (4 hours)

Responsibilities for this event include:

  • Assisting as a Marshal for the 800 Meter Fun Run
  • Distributing amenities
  • Assisting with activities
  • Cheering for participants

If you are interested in volunteering for these +1 opportunities, log in through your My NYRR profile, click “Volunteer” on the left sidebar and then scroll down to the NYRR Youth Summer Fest opportunity and click the “Volunteer” button to move forward with the registration process. Spots will fill up quickly so act fast!

Remember to wear your Team for Kids gear while volunteering and share photos with us by emailing teamforkids@nyrr.org or tagging Team for Kids and #teamforkids in your social media posts.

Connect to NYRR Youth Programs as a Volunteer!

In an effort to connect directly with the youth who benefit from Team for Kids fundraising, we invite you to sign up to volunteer at the events below. Throughout these events students learn about and develop active lifestyles through running, throwing, and jumping activities.

Responsibilities vary by event and include assisting with transportation by directing students from busses, handing out water and snacks, cheering, and more!

  • Developmental Track & Field Meet
    (Multiple locations and dates from 3/22 to 5/19 from 9am-1pm)
  • Mighty Miler Fun Run #1
    Tuesday, 5/24 (7:30am-1pm) | Icahn Stadium
  • Mighty Miler Fun Run #2 (Global Running Day)
    Wednesday, 6/1 (7:30am-1pm) | Icahn Stadium
  • Mighty Miler Fun Run #3
    Tuesday, 6/7 (7:30am-1pm) | Icahn Stadium
  • Young Runners Championship
    Wednesday, 6/15 (10am-3:30pm) | Icahn Stadium

If you are interested in volunteering for these +1 opportunities, log in through your My NYRR profile, click “Volunteer” on the left sidebar and then scroll down to your desired volunteer opportunity and click the “Volunteer” button to move forward with the registration process. Spots will fill up quickly so act fast!

Remember to wear your Team for Kids gear while volunteering and share photos with us by emailing teamforkids@nyrr.org or tagging Team for Kids and #teamforkids in your social media posts.

Volunteer at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half

As an alternate to coming to TFK cheer zone, volunteer during the Airbnb Brooklyn Half! Volunteer registration closes tomorrow Thursday, April 30 and we need your support on race day, Saturday, May 16! All volunteers will receive a +1, a t-shirt and guaranteed entry to the 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half. Register today at https://mynyrr.nyrr.org and tag your friends and family in this post who may be interested in volunteering!