The Jimmy Fund Walk is not possible without the support of our site captains and volunteers.

Sign up to volunteer at Early Check-In on Saturday, October 5, or on Walk day on Sunday, October 6. Whichever role you choose, you’ll be helping to create an unforgettable experience for Dana-Farber patients, their families, and thousands of participants.

Volunteer at the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk


A young Walk volunteer cheering on walkers

1. Register

Register today to volunteer for Walk weekend on October 5 or October 6, 2024.

Walk volunteer high-fiving a walker

2. Choose Your Role

Help with water stations, handing out T-shirts, walk weekend registration, and more. You can also serve as a site captain!

Volunteers working at a table at the Finish Line

3. Volunteer

We will confirm your role and train you as needed to get you ready to volunteer on Walk weekend!

Featured volunteers at a past Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk


Tim was a Site Captain at Dana-Farber’s 5K Start in 2023.

“My daughter, Sarah, was diagnosed with colon cancer at 32 years old. Thanks to the innovative treatment Sarah received at Dana-Farber, she's now 5 years cancer free! I wanted to do more to help others and pay it forward. Volunteering for the Walk has been so rewarding. It's such a fun day. The walkers truly appreciate the support and encouragement. This year, I'm excited to be joining some friends working the Lunch Stop.”