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Event Information: Volunteer Job Descriptions

Available 2018 Assignments

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Boston Marathon volunteer program. The majority of assignments will be filled by returning volunteers and volunteer groups. Volunteer registration will begin in January 2018.

New volunteer applicants are welcome to apply for the following available assignments. New applicants are encouraged to apply for "Wherever I'm Needed" positions in order to increase chances of selection:

B.A.A. 5K 


5K Marshal
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common
Check-in time: 6:30am
Check-out time: 11:00am

5K Medical
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Medical Tent-Boston Common
Check-in time: 6:30am
Check-out time: 12:00pm

5K Shirt Distribution
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common
Check-in time: 5:45am
Check-out time: 10:15am

5K Wherever I’m Needed-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: TBD
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

Pre-Race

5K Stuffing Project-Wednesday Shift 1
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Check-in location: Hopkinton
Check-in time: 9:00am
Check-out time: 1:00pm

5K Stuffing Project-Wednesday Shift 2
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Check-in location: Hopkinton
Check-in time: 12:00pm
Check-out time: 4:00pm

Marathon Stuffing Project-Shift 1
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Check-in location: Location TBD
Check-in time: 12:00pm
Check-out time: 5:00pm

Passport Stuffing
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Check-in location: Hopkinton
Check-in time: 9:00am
Check-out time: 3:00pm

JOHN HANCOCK SPORTS & FITNESS EXPO

adidas and B.A.A. Merchandise Sales-Friday Shift 1
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

adidas and B.A.A. Merchandise Sales-Friday Shift 2
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

adidas and B.A.A. Merchandise Sales-Saturday Shift 1
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

adidas and B.A.A. Merchandise Sales-Saturday Shift 2
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 7:30pm

adidas and B.A.A. Merchandise Sales-Sunday Shift 1
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:00pm

adidas and B.A.A. Merchandise Sales-Sunday Shift 2

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

AT&T Athlete Alert-Friday Shift 1
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

AT&T Athlete Alert-Friday Shift 2
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

AT&T Athlete Alert-Saturday Shift 1
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

AT&T Athlete Alert-Saturday Shift 2
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 7:30pm

AT&T Athlete Alert-Sunday Shift 1
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:00pm

AT&T Athlete Alert-Sunday Shift 2

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Bib Distribution-Friday Shift 1
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Bib Distribution-Friday Shift 2
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Bib Distribution-Saturday Shift 1
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Bib Distribution-Sunday Shift 1
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:00pm

Bib Distribution-Sunday Shift 2
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Expo Ambassador-Friday Shift 1
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Expo Ambassador-Friday Shift 2
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Expo Ambassador-Saturday Shift 1
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Expo Ambassador-Saturday Shift 2
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 7:30pm

Expo Ambassador-Sunday Shift 1

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:00pm

Expo Ambassador-Sunday Shift 2
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Shirt Distribution-Friday Shift 1

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Shirt Distribution-Friday Shift 2
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Shirt Distribution-Saturday Shift 1
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Shirt Distribution-Sunday Shift 1
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:00pm

Shirt Distribution-Sunday Shift 2
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Expo Street Team-Saturday Shift 1
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Expo Street Team-Saturday Shift 2
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 7:30pm

Expo Street Team-Sunday Shift 1
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:00pm

Expo Street Team-Sunday Shift 2

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Expo Wherever I’m Needed-Friday Shift 1-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Expo Wherever I’m Needed-Friday Shift 2-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Expo Wherever I’m Needed-Saturday Shift 1-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:30pm

Expo Wherever I’m Needed-Saturday Shift 2-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 7:30pm

Expo Wherever I’m Needed-Sunday Shift 1-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 2:00pm

Expo Wherever I’m Needed-Sunday Shift 2-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Check-in location: Seaport World Trade Center
Check-in time: 1:00pm
Check-out time: 6:30pm

BOSTON MARATHON START AREA

Athletes Village-Bus Greeter
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 5:30am
Check-out time: 11:00am

Athletes Village-Entrance and Exit Marshal
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 5:30am
Check-out time: 11:45am

Athletes Village-Food and Beverage Distribution
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 5:30am
Check-out time: 11:45am

Athletes Village-Running Club Buses
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Hopkinton Middle School, Cafeteria
Check-in time: 5:30am
Check-out time: 11:30am

Corral Entrance Monitor
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Center School, Hopkinton
Check-in time: 7:30 am
Check-out time: 12:30am

Donated Clothing Collection-Villages

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 11:00am

Donated Clothing Collection-Grove to Colellas
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 6:30am
Check-out time: 1:00pm

Donated Clothing Collection-Main to Hayden
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 1:00pm

Donated Clothing Collection-Start to Ashland
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 6:30am
Check-out time: 1:00pm

Parking-South Street
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: 52 South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Check-in time: 5:15am
Check-out time: 12:30pm

Parking-Hopkinton State Park
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Hopkinton State Park-Main Entrance
Check-in time: 4:30am
Check-out time: 12:30pm

Start Area-Marshal
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Center School, Hopkinton
Check-in time: 7:00am
Check-out time: 12:30am

VIP Program-Athletes Village
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Hopkinton High School
Check-in time: 7:00am
Check-out time: 11:45am

Athletes Village-Wherever I’m Needed-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Hopkinton, TBD
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

BOSTON MARATHON FINISH AREA

Bus Loading-Tremont Street
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Boston Common on Charles Street
Check-in time: 5:30am
Check-out time: 9:30am

Event Marshal
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Dorothy Quincy Suite/Back Bay Grand, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 8:30am
Check-out time: 5:30pm

Fluids Gatorade-Finish Area
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Justice Room, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 5:30pm

Fluids Water 1-Finish Area
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Liberty Room, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 5:30pm

Fluids Water 2-Finish Area
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Liberty Room, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 11:00am
Check-out time: 5:30pm

Food-Finish Area
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Patriot Room, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 8:00am
Check-out time: 5:30pm

Gatorade Recovery Beverage-Finish Area
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 10:00am
Check-out time: 5:30pm

Gear Check-Shift 1

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Gear Check Tents, Corner of Berkeley Street and Boylston Street
Check-in time: 4:30am
Check-out time: 10:00am

Gear Check-Shift 2
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 11:30am
Check-out time: 6:30pm

Finish Area-Wherever I’m Needed-Recommended for new applicants
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: TBD
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

BOSTON MARATHON MEDICAL TEAM

Course Medical Bus
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: 5 Wheeling Ave, Woburn, MA 01801
Check-in time: 6:45am
Check-out time: 6:00pm

Massage Therapists-Post Event
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Dorothy Quincy Suite/Back Bay Grand, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: 9:30am
Check-out time: 7:00pm

AMATEUR RADIO

Amateur Radios 5K
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in location: Medical Tent, Boston Common
Check-in time: 8:30am
Check-out time: 11:30am

Amateur Radios-Start
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: TBD
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

Amateur Radios-Course
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: TBD
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

Amateur Radios-Net Control
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: TBD
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

Amateur Radios-Finish Area
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: Patriot Room, John Hancock Hall
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

Amateur Radios-Transportation
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in location: TBD
Check-in time: TBD
Check-out time: TBD

*All items are subject to change at any time.

B.A.A. Moment

Volunteer Job Descriptions

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