Please visit our FAQ’s for details on age requirements, allergies, fundraising and more.
If you are inclined to fundraise, it would be most welcome! A target of $150 for Alberta and Atlantic and $300 for Ontario. People interested in volunteering for a particular Tour for Kids event must register online. For questions or concerns regarding specific Tour for Kids events, please contact;
- Alberta: Tracey; Stahn@kidscancercare.ab.ca
- Atlantic: Sharon; Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ontario: Melissa; email@example.com
Since the birth of Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation in 2003, volunteers have been the life blood of the Foundation. One hundred percent of receipted donations raised by our events are distributed to Canadian initiatives focused on improving the quality of life, research, treatment and survival rates of children with cancer. This remarkable 100% model is only possible through the contribution of our invaluable volunteers. Volunteers share laughs, adventure, camaraderie and friendship, while helping children and teenagers live with and beyond cancer.
Some benefits of volunteering include: helping others, being needed, putting your hobby to good use, getting out of work for a few days, being humbled, sharing and receiving (never) too many hugs and giving back til it hurts (and it will!)
At Tour for Kids, we have a variety of volunteer roles – ranging from single day opportunities such as shopping/pick up supplies, sorting the warehouse and prepping trucks, making sandwiches and more. While event day opportunities are roles that involve the entire course of the event – such as driving trucks, route support, crew, photographer and more.
This year’s event is hosted by Brock University with an unsupported ride August 17th from Mississauga. Event volunteers are requested to be onsite at the University from the morning of the 17th until our departure on the 21st. Melissa is our new Volunteer Manager and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or concerns regarding Tour for Kids, Ontario
Single Day Volunteers:
Most of these opportunities take place before and after Tour for Kids. If you can spare 8 hours/week in June, July and August, these roles are perfect for you! Love driving around the city with a GPS picking up cases of pop and baked goods? Got what it takes to coordinate porta potties? Enjoy making sandwiches or stuffing envelopes with zip ties and safety pins? These are the roles for you!
Pre Event: Picking up supplies, SWAG/rider kit pick-up, event set-up etc
Warehouse Support: Prepping/loading trucks, rest stop/registration bins, cleaning up before/after event
Toronto Home Office: Data entry, permits, rest stop callouts, arranging potties/wash stations, general event help etc
Marketing/Special Events: Distributing brochures, contacting bike shops/clubs
Concierge: Guest Services, check in at registration, prepping lunch/snacks, luggage support etc.
Rest Stops: Greet the riders at a rest stop and help serve lunch/snacks
Post Event: Returning and sorting supplies, tearing down, set up crew, parking assistance, BBQ service, packing etc
These roles require commitment for the entire event and include early mornings, late evenings, nightly meetings and some heavy lifting. As an Event Volunteer you will bond with cyclists and other volunteers, embrace the great outdoors, have numerous opportunities to stand on your chair and sing PLUS you will receive a SWAG bag with your official Tour for Kids tshirt. Roles include:
Concierge: Guest Services, check in/out, prepping lunch/snacks, luggage support
Rest Stops: Must be able to greet cyclists while dressed in wild costumes, create a snack sensation with peanut butter, tortillas and fruit and offer hugs to everyone!
Medical: Must be qualified in first aid or have medical training
Route Support: Provide your own vehicle. A bike rack is bonus, must be able to carry 2-4 bikes and passengers. Ability to navigate a map and have excellent time management skills
Road Crew: Must be able to drive 26ft trucks with air brakes. Ability to navigate a map and have excellent time management skills are a bonus