Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with the 2020 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team during Boston Marathon® weekend. Cheer on the DFMC team at Mile 25, help out at the Pasta Party, or prepare runners for the start line in Hopkinton. These options and more are available. Sign up today!


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After logging in or completing your application, click the Opportunities tab to sign up for specific volunteer shifts and view position details. Once signed up, you can view your shifts on the Schedule tab.

You will receive specific details regarding your volunteer assignment in the coming weeks. Please contact the Running Programs office with any questions at 617-632-1970 or dfmc@dfci.harvard.edu

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Dana Farber Marathon Challenge

Activity Shifts Start End
Hopkinton Pre-Race Runner Refuge 1 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Massage Therapy Staff 1 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Medical Personnel 0 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Mile 17 Support Crew 2 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Mile 25 Support Crew 2 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Pasta Party Ballroom Usher 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Pasta Party Greeter 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Pasta Party Guest Check-In 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Pasta Party Kids Corner 1 4/19/2020 4/19/2020
Runner and Fan Zone Crew 1 4/20/2020 4/20/2020
Runner Check-In 1 4/17/2020 4/19/2020
Set Up Crew 2 4/18/2020 4/19/2020
Volunteer Registration Desk 1 4/19/2020 4/20/2020

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment. It is ranked in the top 5 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for both adult and pediatric cancer care. Dana-Farber’s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer through scientific inquiry, clinical care, education, community engagement, and advocacy. We provide the latest in cancer care for adults through Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and for children through Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana-Farber is dedicated to a unique and equal balance between cancer research and care, translating the results of discovery into new treatments for patients locally and around the world.