Help Wanted

The following list represents examples of some of the many volunteer jobs we need help with at The Prouty™. Jobs marked with asterisks indicate current top-priority needs so please consider these first and spread the word to your friends who may be able to help, too. We are currently still determining specific volunteer needs for the 36th Prouty, so please check back in the early spring or look for email notifications letting you know how you can help most.

*Pre-event promotions: Help us get the word out far and wide before the event – the more folks who do The Prouty, the more money that gets raised for cancer research and patient services. Whether you want to write a press release, put The Prouty on as many online calendars as you can find, or if you prefer to pound the pavement taking Prouty promo materials to places people can pick them up(!), we would love your help. Begins as early as January when the website goes live!

*Food Tent: On Friday, July 7, between the hours of 9am-5pm we need help with a variety of tasks such as moving and sorting supplies (cups, plates, silverware) and food for the pasta dinner party that feeds more than 1,600 participates and volunteers.

*Green Team Volunteers: Many hands make the greening of The Prouty (less landfill more compost!) possible. Waste station attendants inform and guide participants about which bins to put what waste product in; collectors wheel a cart around and collect filled bags; sorters remove improperly placed products from the filled bags while wearing gloves and aprons. Members of the Green Team receive very-limited edition green Prouty T-shirts that are labeled “GREEN TEAM” across the back.

HAM Radio Operators: Are always needed to keep The Prouty as safe as possible. Please contact Dave Colter at and enter your call sign when you register on this website.

Yellow Ribbon Table & Raffle Table Volunteers: Assist participants in writing yellow ribbon tributes in honor of loved ones or help fill out raffle tickets for our survivor or children’s free door prize raffles. These are seated jobs that are great for volunteers with physical limitations. If you are able to be mobile and active, please look at our other jobs so that we can have something for everyone who wants to help.

*Parking Attendants: Direct cars in parking lots – not the most glamorous job, but one of the most essential. There are many shifts to cover so please consider this assignment if you can.

ProutyGear Distributors: Help participants redeem the points they have earned through their exceptional fundraising for ProutyGear, such as a Prouty tote or bike shirt. The ProutyGear area is located in the RMS gym adjacent to Registration. Experience preferred and training required.

On-site Check-in: Check-in participants, collect donations and assign bibs at RMS. Computer skills are necessary. This position is often filled by folks who return to this job year after year. Training required. Shifts ~ 4 hour minimum. To learn more please contact

*Safety, Signage, and Watermelons on the Bike Routes: If you have a car, can lift watermelons, and have a lot of time to devote to The Prouty on Friday, July 7 and/or Saturday, July 8, please consider these tasks along the Prouty routes.

*Supply Movers: On a weekday two weeks prior to The Prouty (date tbd) and the Monday and Tuesday following, we need help lifting boxes of supplies in and out of box trucks. Must have transportation to meet us at DHMC and/or Richmond Middle School.