Volunteer Positions

Volunteering
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 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 is on a Sunday, please check your transport options before applying. Parking is available, however many shifts start before public transport begins for the day. 

Learn more about the positions

The MS Sydney to the Gong Ride 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

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!

Start/Finish Site Volunteer

Located at the start/finish site, start/finish site volunteers may assist with the following roles:

  • Cloakroom: Receive, store and return participants’ personal belongings.
  • Registration and Bib Collection: Register participants on the day and distribute pre-registered kits. These roles involve close attention to detail.
  • Information: Provide general information to participants around the start and finish sites.
  • Merchandise: Assist with the sale of official MS Merchandise.

Mobile Bike Mechanics

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.

Motorcycle Marshal

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

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.

 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?

Please note that volunteer applications will be opening in mid July.

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

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