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Special Event Volunteer Opportunities

Turkey Trot 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

Turkey Trot 2021 occurs the morning of Thanksgiving day, November 25, 2021 starting at Corvallis Parks & Recreation-Osborn Aquatic Center.

The Turkey Trot is a fundraiser for the Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund. Your help and support provides more funding for the scholarship program. 

We have volunteer opportunities on the days leading up to Thanksgiving morning as well as on race day. So you can help before, during or after. You could choose a volunteer opportunity before race day and then walk or run in the race on Thanksgiving morning if you wish!

Opportunities include: race packet stuffing, event village set up/tear down, course marshals, hospitality room hosts, mascots, info booth, parking lot attendants, finish line support, water table support, and much more.  Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals as well as groups.

Fill out an application and be on your way to fun!

Have a group that would like to join? Fill out our group application for group opportunities.

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Mission Statement

The Corvallis Parks & Recreation host several special events a year. These large community events are designed to improve the quality of life in the community, help create a sense of belonging, help support local business, and most importantly, are fun!  These large events need the help of numerous volunteers who have the same interest in supporting the community, strengthen relationships, and getting involved. We hope you will be able to join a special event team!

Volunteers like you will be valuable for two exciting events:

Movie in the Park

In the Summer-Experience an old fashioned drive in movie, without vehicles. Come volunteer at this event with a family friendly show and 1,900 of your community friends! Volunteer positions range from helping check bikes in at our Bike Valet Station, to crowd control, greeting people and the o’ so fun task of “picking up the trash.” Can’t wait to see you there!


Turkey Trot

Come help raise money for the P&R Scholarship Fund and help children, adults, seniors and families gain access to valuable programs like swimming lessons, basketball, cooking classes, yoga, day camps and more! The Corvallis Turkey Trot is a 10K, 5K, or 1K “little gobbler’s” Fundraiser walk/run on Thanksgiving morning. Volunteer positions range from helping with packet pickup in the days leading to the event, crowd control, course monitor, water server, and of course the o’ so fun task of “picking up the trash”. Come help the community burn some calories before that tasty thanksgiving meal!

Other special events such as ribbon cuttings, art exhibits, special tree plantings also occur.

Ready to join our Volunteer Team?

Click Here to fill out our individual volunteer application OR Click Here if you would like to sign up your group for group volunteer opportunities.

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