Volunteer Positions

Whether you're looking to make a difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis, an opportunity to enhance your resume, give back to your local community or keen to meet new people, the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride + Wellness Run has a wide variety of fun and interesting volunteer positions for you to choose from.

No experience is necessary and we'd love for you to join this amazing cause with hundreds of other event volunteers who get involved every year.

All volunteer roles require an early start, some as early as 5am. We do try our best to meet your first preference position, however this is not always possible.

***A note about transport: as the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride + MS Wellness Run is on a Sunday, please check your transport options before applying. Some shifts start before public transport beings for the day. Parking may be available in some locations.

Learn more about the positions

The MS Sydney to the Gong Ride +MS Wellness Run has a volunteer role for everyone. Here are some of the opportunities available.

Course Marshal

Located strategically along the route, course marshals direct, encourage and cheer on participants, advise of approaching hazards and form an important part of the communications network. Support is provided by a Sector Manager. 

Rest Site Volunteer

Rest Site Volunteers are responsible for setting up and staffing one of the Rest Sites along the route. All Rest Sites provide water to participants and some provide fruit and muffins to keep our participants hydrated and energised! Bring a friend or two and remember to cheer on participants as they come past!

Start/Finish Site Volunteer

*Please note that customer skills are preferred in these roles
Located at the start or the finish site, volunteers roles may include:

  • Cloakroom: Receive, store and return participants’ personal belongings for a donation.
  • Entry Kit: Register participants on the day and distribute pre-registered kits. These roles involve close attention to detail and customer service skills.
  • Information: Provide general information to participants around the start and finish sites and collect donations.
  • Merchandise: Assist with the sale of official MS Merchandise, including Event T-shirts, Jerseys and Bernard the MS Bear.
  • Start/Finish chute: Ensuring a steady and safe flow of participants through the chute and cheering them as they start or finish!
  • Team Photos: Help capture photos of our amazing teams before they start their ride!
  • Kids Zone: Set up and pack down of the games at the Kids Zone area – ensure everyone has lots of fun!

Mobile Bike Mechanics

Known as the 'Mobile Support Crew' this team is responsible for supporting our MS Gong Ride participants by assisting with general bike repairs, loose chains and punctures along the course. Applicants must have basic bike maintenance skills and provide their own tools and bicycle. Puncture repair kits and various tubes are provided. Mobile Bike Mechanics will be required to carry a GPS tracked radio to be communicated to attend to participants. 

Motorcycle Marshal

In this role you will act as a key link in the communications network for the MS Gong Ride. You will patrol your designated sector, relaying messages to your Sector Manager about accidents, breakdowns or potential hazards. You will also be ensuring that participants stay on course, are as safe as possible and feel supported and encouraged. Applicants must be experienced motorcyclists, have a current motorcycle licence and their own motorcycle. 

Team Leader

Team Leader positions involve supervising a group and setting and packing up. It is essential that Team Leaders attend a training session and arrive early on event day. Some examples of Team Leader roles include Information Co-ordinator, Rest Site Manager or Sector Manager. Team Leaders are provided with all instructions for their shift and have support of MS Staff on event day. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the Team Leader role position.

Equipment/Signage Crew

Work as part of an integral team looking after the set up and pack down requirements of a site, course signage and respond to any logistic requirements during the event. If available, pre and post event duties will include truck loading and site set up. This is a very active job and the work is physically demanding.

Pre-Event Assistance

The MS Events Team is always looking for assistance with pre-event activities such as kit packing and admin duties such as laminating, phone calls and other ad-hoc duties.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Volunteer applications are open now so sign up here!

To discuss volunteer opportunities for this event, please contact the Volunteer Management Team at eventvolunteer@ms.org.au or call Robyn Shuttleworth on 02 8484 1345.

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