Volunteering at club events

Successful club events happen only because of the input of volunteers. The following are examples of volunteer roles at club events.

Event sub-committee

What: Organise the event, from permissions, insurances, contractors, equipment, registration system, timing system, through to event day coordination, and post-event tidy-up, debrief etc.

Setup and packup

What: Help set up / pull down marquees, fencing, signs, bunting, BBQ cleaning, empty eskies and put drinks and food back in the fridge/ freezer.

When: For an hour or so either first thing on race day or later in the afternoon once the race is over.

Bunting

What: Walking the race course to bunt off any track junctions and provide guidance to the race participants.

When: In the week leading up to the race, usually for a few hours.

Driving

What: Helping to load/unload bikes on trailers and driving buses/ 4WD with trailers up to the top of the mountain bike park. Vehicles are provided for this.

When: Half day and full day shifts on race day.

Registration

What: Marking names off the registration list, checking MTBA membership cards and giving riders their number plates.

When: Race day mornings, usually for a few hours.

Marshalling

What: Marshals stand trackside and make sure the course is clear for riders. Ie. ask spectators to stay off the track and help remove fallen riders and their bikes from the track. Marshals also communicate with the race director about injured riders or those with a mechanical. More info.

When: Half day and full day shifts on race day.