So you want to volunteer but not sure where to start? Firstly, everyone is welcome and as long as you can bring a smile and some hype you will be a great member of the team. Secondly, there is a role for everyone! Whether you are wanting something chill, or you want to be in the heart of the action - we probably have a role for you.
“I want to volunteer, but I won't know anyone on the day”
Not to worry, all of our roles have a team leader. You will get briefed so you have everything you need to have a great day. The volunteer roles are also a team environment, and you will find yourself eating kai and chilling with some new friends you only met that day. Any of our roles that are not out on-course will ensure you’re amongst your team for your whole shift.
“I want to volunteer while on my bike”
Have a passion for your bike, and want to be able to volunteer while doing something that you love? The tail end charlie or bike patrol is the role for you.
Ride behind the last rider of the event as a tail end charlie. Not only will you get the feel-good from volunteering, you will also receive a finishers medal. Your only role is to provide encouragement and support to the riders as you go along, easy right?!
Maybe you would rather blitz around the course to troubleshoot any issues such as replacing broken tape and fixing any course tampering. Bike Patrol will also have you on your bike while being a part of one of the most athletic roles we have.
“I want to volunteer, but I have no experience or skills”
Maybe you’re not trained in first aid or traffic management but if you can give high fives, put medals on riders or point participants in the right direction - then you have the skills we need. Feeling like something chill for your first year volunteering? Or want to build some experience? How about trying out the finish line crew or athlete check in team. Be the face of the event and help participants pick up their rego packs before the event, or join in on the finish line celebrations at the end! These roles can be some of the most rewarding.
“I want to volunteer while in the heart of the forest”
Leave a lasting memory in the athletes’ event experience, while being in the heart of the action and forest. Hand out food, water and essential high fives to the riders to keep them going as an aid-station team member, or be a course marshal and direct participants in the correct direction - a life blood role of the event.