Show your support and become a volunteer
Over 350 volunteers make the Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE operate smoothly. We need your help - we need your support - we need you. Volunteering can vary in the type of task needed. You could be on the front line or behind the scenes leading up to and on the day of the walk.
We encourage you to lend a hand. Being a WALK volunteer has many benefits, including:
- a free Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE t-shirt
- a reference letter (upon request) for educational or professional purposes
- a great feeling knowing that you are contributing to a worthy cause!
Step 1: Register
Register to WALK with us on September 22nd 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. Student WALKer – participants currently in possession of a valid student ID
3. Extra Mile WALKer – participants committing to raise at least $1000.
B) Form a Team
Work together? Form a team
Live together? Form a team
Learn together? Form a team
A team is a group of co-workers, students, families and friends that pre-register, raise money and enjoy the WALK together. Teams can range in size from 2 to 500 and the sky’s the limit. Last year’s teams were credited with raising over $100,000 which is amazing!
Need another reason? Teams have the potential to motivate and challenge each other, create friendships and offer exposure for your company, school or organization.
A $10 registration fee will be asked of each team member upon registration.
Step 2: Fundraise
Fundraise, fundraise and keep on fundraising. Don’t be afraid to ask for support – every pledge makes a difference and everyone is a potential sponsor.
Encourage each sponsor to pledge a minimum of $105 and help the struggling Complementary Health Fund meet the needs of those who so desperately rely on it.
Set your goals high, win the prize
For every $250 you raise, you’ll be entered into a draw to win some great prizes! So, that means the more money you raise, the more chances you have to win. There will be a separate draw for teams, students and individuals. Prizes to be announced soon!
We’ll be drawing the prizes on WALK day at 1:00 pm, so be sure to stay close to see if you’ve won.
We want to help everyone achieve their fundraising goals. All walkers will receive commemorative pins for each of these impressive financial milestones: $250, $500, $1000, and $2000.
Please note: Walkers may only enter into one category when they register. Individuals who are on school teams are automatically entered in the top student category. Matching funds may be included in your total only if they are confirmed in writing by WALK day.
If you require pledge sheets you can download copies once you’ve logged into the WALK website. You will also receive a pledge sheet with your Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE enrolment 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 – this tends to set a trend for subsequent donations.
TIP: Start a $105 dollar trend.