Pink Army Important Event Information
Thank you so much for putting your hand up to be part of McGrath Foundation’s Pink Army and help us raise funds to support thousands of families experiencing breast cancer across Australia. The dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers saw last year’s Pink Test win the Event of the Year at The Global Business Awards, and raise over $1.3 million to support our work. We simply couldn’t do what we do – without you!
Please find below all the important details you need for your volunteer shift
Volunteer Shift Information
Event: Sydney Domain Pink Test 3rd -7th January 2020
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Driver Avenue, Moore Park
AM Shift: 7:00am – 2:30pm
PM Shift: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting Point: Volunteer meeting point and sign in, will be within the Pink Village outside Gate A on Driver Avenue.
On the Day
We ask you to make your own way to the venue. Please make a note of the following useful information.
STA Bus Operations
Sydney Buses will run express shuttle services to Moore Park, from Route 1: Central Station, Chalmers Street. Return services operate for approximately one hour after the event from Moore Park to Central Station.
Moore Park Link
Ticket for train and bus shuttle available through Sydney Trains.
Errol Flynn Boulevard, Entertainment Quarter.
(Please note this is at your own cost. Due to high demand during this period we strongly recommend using public transport rather than driving.)
MP2 – Kippax Lake Carpark – Enter via Driver Avenue
MP3 – Area 2 Carpark – Enter via Driver Avenue
Entertainment Quarter – Enter via Lang Road – Normal Operations
For further information go to the www.131500.com.au or call 131 500.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day but please eat breakfast and/or lunch before you come. We will have a variety of food options to accommodate for food preferences; however, if you have certain dietary requirements, we encourage you to bring some of your own food to avoid disappointment. Food will be served as a first come first serve basis.
A McGrath Foundation volunteer shirt will be provided to wear at the event and must be returned after the shift. Please wear black pants or a black skirt. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet for the duration of the event. We will provide you with a McGrath Foundation cap to wear on the day and keep. Note that denim, short shorts, revealing attire, sandals or thongs will not be allowed as the SCG maintains a strict dress code.
We are based in the SCG AFL Change rooms and you will be able to leave your bags in the room. Please limit your personal items on the day as we will not be held responsible if items go missing. We will provide you with bum bags to carry your valuable items (wallet, phone etc.) whilst fundraising.
The McGrath Foundation staff will be throughout the grounds to assist you on the day.
During shift orientation, key staff members will be identified and available to answer all your questions.
If you are feeling unwell, please get your fundraising partner to get in touch with our McGrath Foundation team. This is also why it is important to fundraise in pairs NOT on your own!
You can contact our staff on the following number during the Pink Test on 02 8962 6100.
If you need to cancel your shift prior or if you have any questions leading up to the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 8962 6141.
- Encouraging and facilitating crowd donations
- Distributing pink bandanas in exchange for a gold coin donation
- Answering patron questions (fact sheet will be provided)
- Act as a key ambassador of the McGrath Foundation
- Operating ‘Tap and Go’ electronic payment devices throughout the precinct
The Pink Village
The Pink Village is a free entertainment precinct on Driver Avenue, just outside the SCG open to cricket fans and the general public.
Offering food, music and entertainment for fans, as well as cricket action on the big screens, the Pink Village will run from 9:30am to 7:00pm from Friday 3rd January to Sunday 5th January, 2020, coinciding with the Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Throughout the Village, volunteers will be required to:
- Assist in managing key entrances and locations throughout the Pink Village
- Collect donations via ‘Tap and Go’ machines in areas as directed
Interact with the guests of the Pink Village, adding to the lively, family friendly atmosphere
Allianz Stadium will be under construction throughout the Pink Test. Please note as a result, areas of the SCG precinct will be construction zones and therefore be closed. Please be mindful of event signage and directions during the event.
Help us reach our goal!
In 2020, we are aiming even higher and you can help us reach our goal by taking your passion outside the SCG into your own communities.
We are asking our entire Pink Army to register a fundraising page and collect donations from their family, friends and networks in the lead up to the Pink Test.
Fundraising Prizes to be Won!
Each shift of each day will see the top ‘on ground’ fundraising pair win some awesome prizes for their efforts! Showcase your competitive spirit, have fun and help us make an even bigger impact during the Sydney Domain Pink Test.
Looking to help out?
We would love to hear from you if you are considering volunteering. Get in touch today!