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 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 volunteers will receive free travel on Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink intercity services to and from their volunteer shift.
Transportation considerations: Please note that this event takes place on a Sunday and some volunteer shifts start as early as 5am. Please keep this in mind if you are relying on public transport as this can be limited during the early hours of the morning.
We do try our best to meet your first preference position, however this is not always possible.
The MS Sydney to the Gong Ride has a volunteer role for everyone. Here are some of the opportunities available:
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.
The Rest Site Volunteer is in charge of setting up and staffing water stations along the route. Bring a friend or two and remember to cheer on participants as they come past!
Located at the start/finish site, start/finish site volunteers may assist with the following roles:
Known as the 'Mobile Support Crew' this team is responsible for supporting 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.
This role plays a crucial part of the operation of the event by ensuring that participants stay on course, are as safe as possible and feel supported and encouraged. You will also act as a key link in the communications network. Applicants must be experienced motorcyclists, have a current motorcycle licence and their own motorcycle.
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 Coordinator, Rest Site Manager or Sector Manager.
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.
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.
Volunteer applications are open now so sign up here!
To discuss volunteer opportunities for this event, please contact the Volunteer Management Team at email@example.com or call Karina Yewdall on 02 8484 1345.