VanAndel Fundraising Opportunity!

Attention riders, walk teams and individuals! Are you looking for a fun and exciting fundraising opportunity to help you reach your goal?! We have the perfect opportunity for you and your family/friends!

We are participating with VanAndel to earn fundraising dollars towards ride/walk team accounts. JDRF has been involved in this program since 2007 and we are excited to open it up to more people than ever this year. Many of our ride team members have participated for years helping them a large percentage of their fund raising goal at the arena each year.

Here’s how it works:

The way it works on our end is that we volunteer to work in a stand, everyone’s hours are recorded. The total amount earned for the quarter, both commission and tips, is divided by the total hours worked.  The payout goes directly to your ride tracker, which is how JDRF keeps track of where you are at toward your goal. The payout usually averages between $13 and $15 per hour, which really isn’t bad for a fund raiser.  We have to work the slow or low money events to earn the right to work the big concert nights.

If you have friends and family that are interested in volunteering with you, their hours will count toward YOUR account. It is a great way for friends and family to donate to you without putting a dent in their pocketbooks!  Volunteers do have to be 18 years or older since we do serve alcohol at most events. There are some events that are non- alcoholic, for those events we can allow volunteers to be 16 and up.  Most events are 5 to 6 hours.

They do require that you take a TIPS alcohol awareness class, when offered, if you are going to work regularly. There is room for a couple untrained people at each event.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Laura at She can also answer any further questions you might have!