Volunteer


Many reasons could motivate you to become a volunteer. To volunteer is to make a contribution to help us achieve our mission. Whether you are a cyclist or not, you can play a crucial role in the success of the Ride to Fight ALS.

Although its is not a requirement, we encourage all volunteers to raise funds via their network! Asking friends and family to donate and support your volunteer actions help us reach our common goal!​​​​​​​


Privileges

Your Privileges as a volunteer :

ONE-DAY VOLUNTEERS ARE ENTITLED TO :

  • A T-shirt
  • Breakfast (depending on arrival time), lunch and snacks
  • Free parking
  • Discounts at Cycle Néron

VOLUNTEERS FOR 2 TO 4 DAYS ARE ENTITLED TO :

  • 2 T-shirts
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Accommodation:
    Two days of volunteering (6 hours a day) = one night
    Three days of volunteering (6 hours a day) = two nights
    Four days of volunteering (6 hours a day) = three nights
  • Free parking
  • Discounts at Cycle Néron

Some volunteers might be relocated to a different hotel, depending on the registration rate and availabilities of the main hotel. We will communicate with the individuals concerned before making any changes. All meals and activities will be help with the rest of the group. 


Only expenses incurred once at the event will be refunded (pre-approval required). Transportation expenses to attend the event will not be not reimbursed.


BEFORE THE CHALLENGE

A month before

  • Assemble the participants' kits
  • Retrieve vehicles from different car dealers
  • Make various purchase runs
  • Perform internet searches

SET UP

Thursday evening and/or Friday morning

Prerequisite: versatility!

  • Get the site ready for cyclists
  • Move tables and chairs
  • Hang signs
  • Set up tents
  • Unload boxes from the delivery truck
  • Assemble bicycle racks

GREETER

Thursday evening, Friday morning, Saturday morning, Sunday morning

Prerequisite: be a morning person!

  • Welcome and direct participants
  • Distribute the material
  • Set up and take down the greeting station

SNACKS AND MEALS ON THE ROAD

3 days

Prerequisite: have strong legs(because you’ll stand for long periods of time!)

  • Load your vehicle with required items
  • Locate and set up the snack station on the road
  • Distribute meals and snacks to cyclists
  • Keep the area clean
  • Assist with site clean-up
  • Make an inventory of consumed items

SIGNALING ON THE ROAD

3 days

Prerequisite: have a valid driver’s license!

  • Place directional signs on the sides of the road before cyclists start their ride (team 1)
  • Retrieve directional signs at the end of the day (team 2)
  • Drive a vehicle
  • Follow driving directions

PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER

3 days

Prerequisite: have a good eye! (and a camera)

  • Take pictures and videos of participants and volunteers in action
  • Move to strategic places of the route to immortalize cyclists
  • Solicit teams to take their pictures

BACK-UP VEHICLE

3 days

Prerequisite: have a valid driver’s license!

  • Drive a vehicle
  • Safely follow the group
  • Communicate with other key people and vehicles on the route
  • Assist participants if needed
  • Transport cyclists and their bikes if needed

TEAM LEADER

3 days and prior to the event

Prerequisite: be resourceful and organised!

  • Ensure a phone follow-up (prior to the event) with volunteers under your charge
  • Motivate team mates
  • Supervise volunteers’ work during the event

SECURITY AND SIGNAGE

3 days

Prerequisite: wear the orange vest with style!

  • Warn drivers that the cycling tour is taking place
  • Monitor crowded intersections
  • Direct and cheer cyclists

BIKE AND LUGGAGE ROOM

3 days

Prerequisite: be alert!

  • Store and manipulate bikes carefully
  • Identify luggage
  • Watch the room when unlocked during daily arrival and departure of cyclists

ENTERTAINER

3 days

Prerequisite: be cheerful!

  • Warmly greet cyclists at the finish line
  • Play music at the start and finish line
  • Cheer cyclists on the route
  • Distribute temporary tattoos and other promotional objects

TOUR LEADER

3 days

Prerequisite : Mechanical knowledge, a toolbox and a bike!

  • Ride with participants
  • Deal with minor mechanical issues
  • Provide assistance and first aid if needed
  • Help participants at riskier intersections on the road
  • Be the contact person for abandonment requests, needs for mechanical repairs and medical emergencies.

FIRST-AID PROVIDER

3 days

Prerequisite : a first aid training and a first aid kit!

  • Intervene in case of medical needs
  • First-aid providers will be paired with a driver who follows the route (possibility of being a motorcycle passenger)

COCKTAIL SERVICE

Friday and Saturday evening

Prerequisite: love the party atmosphere!

  • Prepare the cocktail room
  • Welcome the participants
  • Ensure the drink service

TAKE DOWN AND CLEAN UP

Sunday midday

Prerequisite: be strong!

  • Take down bike racks
  • Assist with event clean-up
  • Load the delivery truck with boxes