Volunteering with the Step Out- Walk to Stop Diabetes

American Diabetes Association Image: diabetes.org

American Diabetes Association
Image: diabetes.org


A divisional sales manager with T. Rowe Price, Barrett Wragg recently registered to run with his department’s team in the Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event organized by the American Diabetes Association. Barrett Wragg raised more than $200 for the association and its important work. Individuals can support the American Diabetes Association and Step Out in a number of ways, including through volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers help recruit sponsors, teams, and other volunteers to ensure that events across the country run smoothly. Some volunteers provide committee leadership, which involves securing donations from local sources and planning activities for the day of the event. These volunteers also help market Step Out events in their communities and inspire other people to participate or volunteer.

Other volunteers focus their efforts on the day of the event. Volunteers are essential to ensuring a successful Step Out walk. These individuals help register team captains and walkers as they arrive, distribute t-shirts, and serve refreshments at rest stops along the rout. In addition, finish line volunteers greet individuals at the end of the route and offer them cold drinks and nutritious snacks.