Show your support and become a volunteer
Over 350 volunteers make the Scotiabank AIDS WALK to THRIVE operate smoothly. We need your help - we need your support - we need you. There are many different volunteer roles that need to be filled. You could be on the front line or behind the scenes leading up to and on the day of the WALK.
Step 1: Register
Register to THRIVE with us on September 25th and commit to making a difference in the lives of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in BC.
There are many ways to participate:
A) Be an individual WALKer
1. Individual WALKer – general participants
2. Youth WALKer – 25 and under
As a participant in the Scotiabank AIDS WALK to THRIVE you will not have a registration fee; however, the entry ticket for the concert will be $30 with $20 being tax deductible. A WALK t-shirt will be $10.
If you raise $150 or more you will get into the concert for free along with a WALK t-shirt. Youth (25 and under) who raise a minimum amount of $100 or more get into the concert for free along with a WALK t-shirt. Children under the age of 12 accompanied by an adult are free to enter but will need to purchase a WALK t-shirt if they want one.
B) Form a team
Answers to all your team related questions and more can be found in the Team Toolkit [PDF]. This is a great resource to check out with all the information you need to know about registering, fundraising, and WALK day.
To help with your fundraising throughout the summer, contact our Fundraising Coordinator Shafiyah to get more posters,post-cards, brochures, and pledge sheets.
Step 2: Fundraise
A little nervous about diving into fundraising head first? Check out these helpful resources and learn how to dip your toes into the wide world of fundraising.
Download and print our Red Ribbon Thermometer [PDF] to track your progress, to let others know how your fundraising is going and to make sure you meet your goal by WALK day!
TOP WALKer PRIZES
Top Individual WALKer
1st – I-Pad Air! One of the lightest full-size tablets you can get, and the iPad Air is jam-packed full of incredible features
2nd - $150 gift certificate to Havana Restaurant and two tickets to “East Van Panto - Little Red Riding Hood” at the The Cultch
Top Youth WALKer
1st – Tickets for two to the Vancouver Aquarium
2nd – Gift Basket full of goodies from Starbucks
1st - $100 gift certificate to Steamworks Brew Pub and tickets to The Comedy Mix
2nd - A ceramic painting party at Bella Ceramica with a Prosecco wine basket
Thank you to all our TOP WALKer Prize donors!
Over the months leading up to the WALK we have various incentive draws. Thank you to the businesses whose contributions helped us reward our amazing fundraisers:
Score on Davie
Charitable Gift Matching Program
Check to see if your company has a Charitable Gift Matching program using our Matching Companies A-Z [PDF].
You will receive pledge sheets with your Scotiabank AIDS WALK to THRIVE enrollment package.
Please put your name and contact information on all pledge sheets right away. If you have a team number, place that on the top right hand corner of the sheet. Use a plastic re-sealable bag to keep your pledge form and donations together.
TIP: Try to get your first donor to make a sizeable donation ($100) – this tends to set a trend for subsequent donations.