Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Hartford & RE/MAX Results Breast Cancer Ride. You will find all sorts of volunteer information below for you to read.  When you are ready, click the button below to sign up for current volunteer opportunities. Once signed up, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Administrator.

Groups:  Want to register your youth group, Rotary club, church group, dance troupe, Scout troop, athletic team, booster club, etc?  Contact saram@charityeventsofminnesota.org and we'll get you signed up!

Got Kids?  We welcome and encourage families volunteering together but ask that children be at least 13 years of age and anyone younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Note:  There is a difference between Volunteer and Crew. Volunteers sign up for a few hours at a time. Crew members join us for the entire weekend. Click here to learn more about Crew positions.

Training: We ask all Volunteers to attend a training session. Click here for more info.

Questions about volunteering? Contact saram@charityeventsofminnesota.org


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Thursday, August 1, 2013

9:30am – 1:30pm | Upload | Various locations
Help get Ride supplies ready for the weekend. Potential activities: pick up rental vehicles, pick up snacks, pack supply bins, load supplies from storage to Ride vehicles. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs and be comfortable driving a cargo van.

3:30 – 5:30pm | Set Up for Packet Pick-Up | Eagan Community Center
Activities may include carrying and unpacking supply bins, carrying boxes of t-shirts, placing signs, unloading gear, and setting up bike racks. This position takes patience and hard work. At times you will sit and wait for direction and other times you'll be working hard to get things set up.

5:30 – 8:30pm | Packet Pick-Up | Eagan Community Center
Riders come to turn in last minute donations, verify they’ve met the fundraising minimum, ensure we have their first aid information, and receive materials they’ll need to participate. They can also purchase Ride merchandise. Tasks you may be assigned include directing Riders through the building, collecting donations, verifying we have all Rider forms, helping with Merchandise and tear down.

 

Friday, August 2, 2013

6:00am – 1:00pm | Route Marking | All along the route
Help Riders know where to go by placing red and white arrow signage along the designated route. You'll be in a vehicle with another person; one person will drive, the other will hop out and place the signage at least every half-mile. This vital job happens rain or shine, may involve some tromping through weeds, and requires strict adherence to directions. Please also be mindful of traffic and safety. A jolly companion and some good tunes will make for a fun day.

 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

5:30 – 8:30am | Start Line Support | Eagan Community Center
Help the Ride get started right! Help put up signage. Direct vehicles into the Eagan Community Center parking lot and to Overnight and Spectator Parking areas. Direct Riders and spectators to the Start Line on the patio or to Late Packet Pick-Up inside. Load Rider and Crew luggage onto the Gear Transport truck. Hand out Crew materials such as communication equipment. Check in Riders who couldn’t make it to Packet Pick-Up on Thursday. Keep our various water coolers filled. Cheer Riders out onto the route. Basically, help people find their way and keep them safe in as cheerful a manner as possible.

Varying Times | Route Marshal | Along the Route
This team is stationed throughout the route at intersections or other locations that may be tricky for Riders to navigate or where traffic may be an issue. Route Marshals do not stop traffic; they simply help tired Riders "in the zone" to be aware of vehicles, traffic signals, turns, etc. A little cheering isn't out of the question either. Bring a chair, umbrella (for shade or rain), cooler, boom box, etc for comfort and fun. It's a long day outside but so appreciated by Riders who really don't want to get off-course.

Varying Times | Route UnMarking | Along the Route
Help retrieve the directional arrows that lead Riders along the route. To be cost effective, we reuse the signage year after year so your help is appreciated.  Must have your own vehicle (or volunteer with a friend who has one).

7:00am - 12:00pm | First Aid | Pit 2: Vermillion Falls Park, Hastings
11:00am - 4:30pm | First Aid | Pit 4: Welch Station, Welch
11:30am - 5:30pm | First Aid | Pit 5: Pottery Pond Park, Red Wing
This team, comprised of a variety of medical professionals, helps care for our Riders and Crew and provides emergency care where necessary until local paramedics arrive. Whether it's assisting with sore knees or dehydration, the First Aid Crew is available from the moment the Ride starts until it's over. You must possess a current and active license of certificate as a physician (MD/DO), registered nurse (RN),licensed practical nurse, or vocational nurse (LPN/LVN), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedics, Physician Assistant or Associate (PA), OR have current certification in Advanced First Aid and CPR Training for Health Professionals.

10:00am – 1:00pm | Camp Support | Treasure Island Resort & Casino
1:00 – 4:00pm | Camp Support | Treasure Island Resort & Casino
4:00 – 8:00pm | Camp Support | Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Help the Sites Crew team make our overnight location, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, safe and fun for all our participants and supporters. Help unload gear and supplies from our Gear Transport truck. Set up bike racks and signage. Direct Riders into Treasure Island from the route. Staff the Info table and sell dinner tickets to friends and family who come to visit for the evening. Help the Merchandise team keep their area tidy and stocked.

1:00 – 4:00pm | Massage/Chiro | Treasure Island Resort & Casino
4:00 – 8:00pm | Massage/Chiro | Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Help Riders and Crew recover from a hard day's work. Must have current license/certification and insurance (DCs).

 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Varying Times | Route Marshal | Along the Route
This team is stationed throughout the route at intersections or other locations that may be tricky for Riders to navigate or where traffic may be an issue. Route Marshals do not stop traffic; they simply help tired Riders "in the zone" to be aware of vehicles, traffic signals, turns, etc. A little cheering isn't out of the question either. Bring a chair, umbrella (for shade or rain), cooler, boom box, etc for comfort and fun. It's a long day outside but so appreciated by Riders who really don't want to get off-course.

Varying Times | Route UnMarking | Along the Route
Help retrieve the directional arrows that lead Riders along the route. To be cost effective, we reuse the signage year after year so your help is appreciated.  Must have your own vehicle (or volunteer with a friend who has one).

6:30 - 11:00am | Pit Stop | Pit .5: Shortcut Pit, Hastings
Help set up, keep food and beverages available, direct Riders into and out of the Pit, greet and cheer on Riders, and tear down the Pit Stop (Pit Stops are stationed every 15-20 miles on the route). Don’t worry, the Ride provides everything you need. Some lifting (20 lb bags of ice and 5 gallon jugs of water), being outside rain or shine and a cheery disposition are required.

6:30 - 10:00am | First Aid | Pit 1: Welch Station, Welch
7:15 - 11:30am | First Aid | Pit 2: Riverside Park, Cannon Falls
8:15am - 2:30pm | First Aid | Pit 4: Dakota Unlimited, Rosemount
This team, comprised of a variety of medical professionals, helps care for our Riders and Crew and provides emergency care where necessary until local paramedics arrive. Whether it's assisting with sore knees or dehydration, the First Aid Crew is available from the moment the Ride starts until it's over. You must possess a current and active license of certificate as a physician (MD/DO), registered nurse (RN),licensed practical nurse, or vocational nurse (LPN/LVN), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedics, Physician Assistant or Associate (PA), OR have current certification in Advanced First Aid and CPR Training for Health Professionals.

11:00am - 4:00pm | Download | Rosemount Storage
Help unload Pit Stop vans as they come in from the Route. Clean out coolers and beverage dispensers, sort supplies, and pack everything neatly into our storage unit so we can use it all again next year. Must be able to spend several hours outdoors on your feet and be able to lift 20 lbs repeatedly.

10:00am - 1:00pm | Finish Line Support | Eagan Community Center
12:30 - 3:30pm | Finish Line Support | Eagan Community Center
Help the Sites Crew team welcome Riders back to the Eagan Community Center at the end of the weekend. You may be asked to direct Riders into the bike parking area, check Riders in as they enter, keep lunches stocked for Riders and Crew to grab, direct friends and family from the parking lot to the Ride area, help Riders find their luggage, staff the information table, help the Merchandise team, etc. There's an energetic buzz that surrounds the Finish Line so you're sure to have fun whatever you're doing.

11:00am – 3:00pm | Massage/Chiro | Eagan Community Center
Help Riders and Crew recover from a hard day's work. Must have current license/certification and insurance (DCs).


VOLUNTEER TRAINING

As a registered Ride volunteer, we ask that you attend an important training. Please mark your calendar to attend one of the Volunteer & Crew Training sessions:

Saturday, July 27, 2013
10:00am | REI Bloomington | 750 W American Blvd, Bloomington

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
6:30pm | REI Bloomington | 750 W American Blvd, Bloomington

 

Did you sign up to help yet?  Click the button below to do so.

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Questions about volunteering? Contact saram@charityeventsofminnesota.org

Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.