Event Information: Volunteer Guidelines

Contact Info:
Mary Miller
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652 x2630
e-mail:mmiller@baa.org

B.A.A. Volunteer Guidelines

B.A.A. VOLUNTEER STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

By accepting to volunteer as a B.A.A. Volunteer, your primary responsibility to the B.A.A. and to your fellow volunteers is to adhere to certain guidelines for conduct. Generally speaking, we expect every Volunteer to act in a mature and responsible way at all times.

  • Conduct yourself in a manner that demonstrates a friendly, responsible, informative, and respectful representative of the B.A.A. and of our volunteer corps
  • Treat everyone fairly, regardless of gender, ethnic background, religion, political belief or economic status
  • Respect the dignity of the participants and all other volunteers; refrain from public criticism of participants or other volunteers
  • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language while volunteering
  • Abstain from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco products in conjunction with the our event
  • Abide by the directives given to you by your managing B.A.A. Team Captain
  • Report any incident that might be contrary to this Volunteer Standard of Conduct

B.A.A. VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Volunteers must carry a photo ID with them at all times during their assignment and must be prepared to show this to B.A.A. assigned safety and security personnel upon request.
  • Volunteers must wear provided credentials, and any clothing designating volunteer status.
  • If, at any time during your assignment, you have a problem, notify your team captain immediately, who in turn will inform the proper authorities.
  • Dress casually and for the weather! Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Do not bring cameras or other valuables with you to your assignment.
  • All bags are subject to search by B.A.A. security personnel.
  • B.A.A. is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Do not bring pets, children, friends or anyone else with you as we cannot be responsible for them; they will interfere with you carrying out your responsibilities, and they will be prohibited from entering secured areas.
  • Volunteers are required to obey the No Smoking and No Alcohol policy for the duration of their assignment.
  • Medical personnel will be stationed along the course.
  • Medical volunteers must wear gloves when providing treatment. Vinyl gloves will be available to all medical volunteers.
  • Volunteers working Food and Fluid Distribution at the Start, along the Course and at the Finish will be provided with non-latex, plastic cafeteria-style food handling gloves that must be worn at all times.
  • As an official volunteer, be prepared to answer many types of questions. Prior to the event, study the B.A.A website and familiarize yourself with the locations of the nearest water stop, first aid station, timing clock, etc.
B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.