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Volunteer Information

Join us! We’re recruiting volunteers to assist on the day of the event.

The objective of these roles is to ensure that the Black & White Ball is executed successfully. Volunteers are the backbone of the Black & White Ball’s ability to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s mission to help prevent cancer and find global cures for cancer.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Chris Way at chris.way@cancer.org

This event could not be organized without the generous donation of time and talent from our volunteers. We’re always in need of additional volunteers to put on this premier event. Attention to every detail of the guest experience is of the utmost importance and will be reflected in the training and roles for all volunteers at the Black & White Ball.


Day of Event Volunteers

Please review the list of day of event volunteer positions below to determine if you are interested in volunteering and contact American Cancer Society staff For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Chris Way at chris.way@cancer.org to sign up to be a volunteer today!

Set Up Volunteer

  • Description: Assist with set up of various event spaces, such as the silent suction area. Help assemble departure gifts for guests and attend to general event needs.
  • Qualifications: A willingness to help, this position may require walking and/or standing for an extended period of time.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Shift Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Greeter

  • Description: Welcome and greet all guests and volunteers as they arrive, answering questions and directing guests to appropriate locations.
  • Qualifications: Upbeat attitude and warm personality. Standing for extended periods of time required.
  • Dress Code: Cocktail attire
  • Shift Times: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Registration Attendant

  • Description: Check in guests via computer registration system, answer questions, and report on updates.
  • Qualifications: A fun upbeat attitude with a winning smile, strong computer and organizational skills required.
  • Dress Code: Cocktail attire
  • Shift Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Raffle Ticket Sales

  • Description: Sell raffle tickets by engaging guests and explain the sensational prizes.
  • Qualifications: Outgoing personalities with sales experience a plus. Great people skills and feeling comfortable approaching guests to sell tickets. Standing for an extended period of time required.
  • Dress Code: Cocktail attire
  • Shift Time: 4:30pm-7:00 PM and 7:00pm-9:30 PM

Silent Auction Attendant

  • Description: Oversee sections of silent auction tables, assist bidders, answer questions, help others to make exciting purchases and place bids. Assist with transferring items from silent auction tables to checkout counter.
  • Qualifications: An enthusiastic and engaging personality to encourage bidding activities. Standing for extended periods of time required.
  • Dress Code: Cocktail attire
  • Shift Time: 4:30 PM-7:00 PM and 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Check-Out Attendant

  • Description: Assist in the check-out process as guests pay for items purchased using the registration software.
  • Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills and computer skills required.
  • Dress Code: Cocktail attire
  • Shift Time: 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Departure Assistance Volunteer

  • Description: Assist with Silent Auction check-out process and/or distributing departure gifts as guests leave the event, assist guests with large auction items to valet stand after they have completed the check-out process.
  • Qualification: Gracious, polite personality, ability to carry up to 50lbs may be helpful.
  • Dress Code: Cocktail attire
  • Shift Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM