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1 INFORMATION ARMY VOLUNTEERS

2 What is the Info Army? Its the friendliest army in town! Your role is to welcome walkers, answer their questions, and approach them to ask how you can help. When walkers return, you will be at the Finish Line welcoming them back!

3 Schedule for Info Army Volunteers Saturday, May 17 1:00 pm Information Army Volunteer Orientation at Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park (see map) Sunday, May 18 Info Army Schedule: 6:45 a.m. Info Army Key Vol Sergeants arrive to pick up radios 7:00 a.m. Remaining Info Army volunteers arrive at Naumberg Bandshell 7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. get Info Army Cap, Volunteer T-shirt, and head to designated post with your sergeant 10:00 a.m. AIDS Walk New York Begins. Head to Dead Road for lunch. The earliest lunch youve ever had! 10:30 a.m. Set up Finish Line and Hooplah (our celebratory Finish Line Festivities) 12:00 p.m. Walkers begin finishing the Walk! Welcome them back and distribute Certificates of Completion. 2:00 p.m. Walker traffic slows down. Stay as long as you can to help breakdown and clean up! Sunday Evening: Relax! Youve worked so hard all day Walker Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Walker Sign-In Begins 9:00 a.m. Aerobic Warm-Up, led by WNBA New York Liberty Legends 9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Begins 10:00 a.m. The Walk begins! 12:00 p.m. Walkers approach the Finish Line (same location as start line) Location: The AIDS Walk will starts and ends in Central Park. Enter the park at 59 th Street and 5 th Avenue. Length: 10 Kilometers/ 6.2 miles There are three checkpoints along the route with snacks and drinks! Checkpoint 4 is after the Finish Line. We have ice cream!

4 Background This year marks the 29 th annual AIDS Walk New York, the east coasts first and the worlds largest AIDS fundraising event. The event will raise vital funds for GMHC and more than 40 other AIDS service organizations in the tri- state area.

5 Important Day of event reminders If you have a T-shirt from last year, please wear it on Sunday! If not, we will give you a volunteer T-shirt and an Info Cap You are the face of AIDS Walk. Smile and be friendly to walkers! Direct walkers & Answer questions Read the Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (attached)

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7 Position/ LocationSergentKey Messages at this location Green Walker Apple Store on 59th St and 5th Ave Addy Chabata and Tembi Sibanda + 3 Volunteers ONLY SIGN-IN AT THE APPLE STORE IF YOUVE RAISED ALL $ ONLINE. INSTRUCT WALKERS WITH CASH OR CHECKS TO GO TO GENERAL SIGN- IN. Enter the park at 59th and 5th-all General Sign-In tables alphabetized by last name. Info Army will have 4 signs to hold that instruct walkers with cash/check to go to General Sign-In. General Entrance to the park on 59th St and 5th Ave Alfonso Gaitan* and Mitchel Primrose* +7 Volunteers All tables are alphabetized by last name. Star Walkers can head directly up East Drive to the Star Walker Sign-In at 65th St. Gold Teams can head directly to Rumsey Field. You can turn in General Team Donations at any table. Star WalkerBrandon Debok* (Info Army General), Daniel Silverstein and Christopher Price* +7 Volunteers Only those who have raised $1000 are allowed into the Breakfast. However, everyone who registered as a Star Walker is welcome to use Star Walker Sign- In. Star Walker Sign-In volunteers will give them passes if they are eligible to attend the breakfast. Even if they havent raised $1000, still be supportive and friendly! General InfoKira Prentice +3 Volunteers Youre right in the thick of it! Reach out to people who look lost and direct people where to go. Lifeguard ChairPaul Zarmati* +3 Volunteers Refer to script for those must-says and help direct people and be friendly! Dead Road/Zone 5 Trash Head (Dead Road) Sehrish Bari* +3 Volunteers Direct people to Opening Ceremony. Let them know where starting lines are (balloon arches). Checkpoint 4 and Volunteer Breakfast at Band Shell Nantasha Williams* +3 Volunteers Let everyone know about the memorial wall and that they can pick up their Fundraising Awards at the Award Tent. They need to get a color coded award card from Sign-In to pick up awards. This is where they will end the Walk. Volunteer breakfast: direct fellow volunteers to their posts after they have breakfast. Refer to Day of Event Shift Locations Map. 72nd St and 5th AveElsa OCallagah +3 Volunteers Ask people where they need to go (Teams? Star Walker? Gold Team? Want to see the Opening Ceremony?) an d then enthusiastically help them find where they need to go! If they ask about VIP Breakfast- its at the Boathouse 72nd St and CPWJames Kuwali +3 Volunteers Ask people where they need to go (Teams? Star Walker? Gold Team? Want to see the Opening Ceremony?) Enthusiastically help them find where they need to go! If they ask about VIP Breakfast- its at the Boathouse! *Key Volunteers with additional responsibilities: Balloon Set-Up: Brandon DeBok; Balloon Asst: Mitchel Primrose, Alfonso Gaitan; Hooplah Leaders: Christopher Price; Trash Master: Jake Johnson Beach Ball Transport: Nantasha Williams, Paul Zarmati Roles

8 Sign-In and Awards Walkers only need to sign-in if they have funds to submit or awards to pick up! Types of Sign-In: General Sign-In (enter Central Park on 59 th and 5 th ) Green Walker the Apple Store Star Walker Sign-In Gold Team Sign-In Walkers who raise $150 or more earn Fundraising Awards. These can be picked up at the Award Tent after getting an Award Card at Sign-In. Green Walkers and Star Walkers pick up awards at their designated Sign-In areas = one stop shops!

9 Star Walkers Star Walkers set the goal to raise $1,000. They are AIDS Walk Royalty! All who raise $1,000 are invited to the exclusive Star Walker Breakfast, and earn all Fundraising Awards AND a crown. Cheer when you see a Star Walker wearing a crown!

10 Team Meeting Areas All teams with at least 25 registered team members will be provided with a Team Meeting Station in Central Park. This station will have a sign with their Team Name and will be broken down immediately after the Walk starts. Team Meeting Stations are arranged alphabetically on East Drive and Literary Walk.

11 Gold Teams Gold Teams are last years Top 20 Teams. They have extra special Team Meeting Stations in Rumsey Field and are instructed to enter on 72 nd and 5 th Each Gold Team also has a scheduled team photo, and can turn in funds at Gold Team Sign-In in Rumsey Field.

12 Finish Line and Hooplah Youll be at the Finish Line frontline as you cheer walkers on, welcome them back, and hand them their certificates of completion. Youll also be throwing beach balls into the crowd!

13 Contact Information Brandon DeBok, Army General Kira Prentice, Army Lieutenant Andi Dube, Army General (office) (mobile)

14 See you at orientation on Saturday, May 17!


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