General Questions

1. How do I become a volunteer?

Register your interest online here!

2. Am I registered yet? I haven’t heard anything.

We will send you an email as soon as you register. There may be several reasons why you have not yet received an email. Please check your spam settings. If you are unsure, please call the Volunteer Team at 212-488-6560. When will I receive my volunteer training pack. If you have registered to volunteer, we plan to send you the volunteer training pack a few weeks before the event. If you have any questions please call the Volunteer Team at 212-488-6560.

3. Can I fundraise?

Yes, we would be delighted for you to collect donations – volunteering is challenging, rewarding and eminently deserving of fundraising. However, we place no expectation on volunteers to raise money. Your commitment in time in support of vital breast cancer causes and thousands of walkers is invaluable to us.

4. Can I bring my child with me?

Young Volunteers are welcome. They must be at least 13 years old on the day of the event. Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult Volunteer. Young Volunteers will not be able to volunteer between midnight and 6am.

5. Can I decide at the last minute to volunteer, or bring someone with me to volunteer?

With regret, we will not be able to register anyone to volunteer at the event. Please note – only walkers and volunteers will have access to the site. There will be places along the route to cheer if you miss out on volunteering this year, and these areas will be posted to the website closer to the MoonWalk. We encourage anyone interested in volunteering to sign up early to receive their preferred position on event day.

6. Will I be with my friends?

If you would like to volunteer with your friends, please email us and provide us with their names so that you will be placed on the same team. If, for any reason, we’ve put you in different teams, please give us a call at 212-488-6560 and we’ll make the necessary changes.

On the Night of The MoonWalk

1. What will I be doing, when should I arrive, and where should I go?

Training packs including details of your individual job and arrival times will be sent to you. All volunteers are asked to check in at the Volunteer Tent in MoonWalk City at the times included in the pack. Once you check in, you will find your team leader at one of the team meeting points outside the Volunteer Tent.

2. How do I get there and do you have a map?

The event site is Randall’s Island off of the Upper East Side of NYC, accessible mainly by subway/MTA bus, ferry, taxi, and midtown shuttles. Please check back here for further information about transportation options and rates!

3. What do I bring, and what do I wear?

Check the weather forecast before you leave your home. It’s better to wear plenty of layers to be comfortable whatever the temperature. Remember that the early morning sunshine can be quite strong, so don’t forget your SPF. All volunteers are given a T-shirt, hat and rain poncho. Please eat a meal before you arrive and we suggest you bring snacks and a beverage. Please bring your fully charged cell phone if you have one.

4. Will there be food and refreshments?

Yes, the Volunteer Café will be in full swing throughout the night, providing snacks and drinks free of charge. Please eat before you arrive, though, and don’t forget to bring snacks and a beverage with you – especially if you are a Marshal along the route.

5. Will I be able to meet a walker when they finish?

If you have told us that you are coming with a walker, we will do our best to put you in a role that will allow you to be finished and back on site in time to meet your friends when they cross the Finish Line. Access to the Finish Line is limited in order to keep things moving, but you can meet nearby.

6. When does my job finish, and how do I get back to Randall’s Island?

Different roles finish at different times – route Volunteers should consult their estimated walker timetables for an idea of when the last walker is expected. Please let your team leader know if you need to leave your position at any time. We appreciate your flexibility as walker times are estimated. . Volunteers out on the route can choose to return to MoonWalk City in an official vehicle once their route section closes or depart from their position at the end of their shift.