Volunteer to Walk

Did you know you can earn volunteer hours by walking in any of Carry The Load's Memorial May events?

Many families who serve have no idea how many people support them. Carry The Load provides a way to connect these families to civilians to share stories which provides healing and gratitude for both. Learn more about our month-long Memorial May campaign or Dallas Memorial March. We hope to see you there!

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Why volunteer

By volunteering to walk or participate you are impacting countless lives across our great nation.

Walk from anywhere

With 5 Relay Routes and 67 Community Events, we welcome volunteers from all across the nation to join us in honoring everyday heroes. 

Team building

Bring teams together to support an incredible cause and be inspired by the stories shared at one of our events near you.

Support our nation's heroes

Raise much-needed funds to support our military, veterans, first responders, and their families.

For all ages & activity levels

No matter your age or physical fitness level, there’s a suitable option for you at any of our inclusive events.

Walk with us

Join us April 29-May 27 for Memorial May. Events include the National Relay, Community Events, and Dallas Memorial March.

67 Community Events

5 Relay  Routes

20,000 Miles Across the USA


Join thousands of participants walking across America to honor our nation’s heroes.


Less mobile participants can decorate their cars and caravan behind the bus on Bus Legs. Please register in advance.


If you’re not afraid of getting wet, join a Tubing Leg and take to the water along the Relay.

Find an event in your city

See the National Relay route and Community Events

Click to see route guides and community events near you.


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Our company partners

Here are a few companies that have helped us out in the past.

Explore other volunteer opportunities

Volunteer for Patriot's Day

On this solemn day, we encourage all Americans to remember the sacrifices made for us by all called to serve following the tragic events of 9/11. Join us in remembering those heroes by volunteering to clean headstones and beautify the grounds of over 65 VA National Cemeteries across the nation.

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Year-Round events

At Carry The Load, we support those who carry the memories of our service members and first responders every single day. Join or host one of our year-round events to continue our work through Memorial May and beyond. Our mission is made possible through amazing volunteers such as yourself.

Volunteer to Help

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