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Key volunteer application

Volunteer at Packet Pick-up

Key volunteers help fulfill critical leadership and management roles on race weekend. Becoming a key volunteer is a great opportunity for people looking to translate their experience, enthusiasm and passion into a high-level commitment to the event. Applicants must have previous volunteer experience with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle or another large road-racing event.


Responsibilities

Key volunteers…

  • Are enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who want to gain more experience with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.
  • Help manage, lead and instruct groups of volunteers, often in conjunction with a team of fellow key volunteers and event staff.
  • Commit additional time to the event for pre-race meetings and race weekend set-up as needed.
  • Assist with race operations, processes and organization. Some key volunteers do not manage other groups of volunteers.
  • Have previous volunteer experience with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, Bank of America Chicago Marathon or another major racing event.

Availability

Key volunteers assigned to packet pick-up or race day must be available on the following dates:

  • Packet Pick-up
    • Saturday, March 6: Event Preparation Meeting (tentative)
    • Thursday, March 18: Setup (optional)
    • Friday, March 29: Packet pick-up from 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 20: Packet pick-up from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Applicants must be available for the entirety of both Friday and Saturday.
  • The Mile
    • Saturday, March 20: Approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run and 2 Mile Walk
    • Saturday, March 6: Event Preparation Meeting (tentative)
    • Saturday, March 20: Grant Park walk-through (applies to some positions)
    • Sunday, March 21: Shifts begin as early as 4 a.m. and last 6-8 hours.

Application

Roles
Visit the key volunteer roles page to review descriptions of each key volunteer role.

Volunteer policies
In order to gain an understanding of the expectations set forth for all event volunteers, please review the volunteer policies before applying.

Application review
New applicants and returning applicants requesting different role assignments will receive a phone call to further discuss their interest in the event, their relevant experience and where their talents can best be utilized race weekend. All applicants will be assigned based on event needs, qualifications, experience and availability, and assignments may differ from historical placement for returning key volunteers. Please note that the number of applicants often exceeds the number of key volunteer roles available.

If a general volunteer role better suits your schedule, please visit the volunteer information page to view opportunities and register.

In order to provide assignments and training before the event, the deadline to apply as a key volunteer will be Friday, March 5, 2021.

Volunteer registration for the 2021 event will open in January. Complete the interest form at shamrockshuffle.com/volunteer to receive an email notification when registration opens.


Resources

Volunteer policies

Volunteer FAQs

Questions can be directed to volunteer@shamrockshuffle.com.

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