The great success of Rockin’ for Research is due to the amazing efforts of many deeply committed and talented volunteers.

Gala Committee

Rockin’ for Research was founded and is planned by an extraordinarily dedicated group of individuals who work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure the ongoing success of this signature JDRF Gala.

2019 Gala Committee

Stephanie Orr – Gala Chair
Dorine Drysdale
Terri Green
Sara Margetts
Colleen Mitchell
Salma Mitha
Maureen O’Brien
Christina Pearce
Rose Vanderzalm
Laura Vye

Click here to meet the 2019 Gala Committee!

If you are interested in discussing a leadership volunteer role, please contact our Event Experience and Fundraising Manager, Emma Shaw at 604.292.2772 or

Office & Weekend of Event Volunteers

More than 80 amazing volunteers help out in a wide variety of positions in the office prior to the event and on the weekend of Rockin’ for Research.

Auction Acquisition Team

Use your people skills and initiative throughout the year to secure auction and draw items by contacting businesses in your network.

Office Volunteers

Detail oriented & organized volunteers with solid computer and communications skills, and flexible weekday schedules are needed!

  • Auction Administrative Assistant – Join the team on a weekly basis at the office to help input data, send emails, follow up with donors, and arrange delivery or pick up of auction items.

Weekend of Event Volunteers

  • Guest Check-in
  • Greeters
  • Guest Cash-out
  • Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Silent & Live Auction monitors, runners & spotters
  • Décor & general event set up, cleanup crew+ more!

If you would like to donate your time, talent and energy, please contact  our Event Logistics Coordinator, Charlie Ryan at 604.292.2777 or