VOLUNTEER AT THE 2023 MS GONG RIDE ON SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2023
The MS Gong Ride is an incredible road cycling event from Sydney to Wollongong that raises vital funds for multiple sclerosis. This event is only made possible by the invaluable dedication and time donated to us by a wonderful team of positive, and energetic volunteers.
We have a range of roles to be filled, from assisting participants with information and registration to cheering on teams along the course. There are roles based in Sydney, Wollongong and everywhere in-between.
Lending your time and skills to a good cause is incredibly rewarding
Meet new people and enjoy a day out supporting the community
Learn a new skill or build on existing experience
Gain key skills and knowledge about working in the events industry
Our Team Leader roles can help develop leadership and communication skills
Assist riders dropping off bags at the start site, or collecting them from the finish village.
Assist riders with bib replacements and changes, using an iPad, at the Tempe or Engadine start sites.
Direct, encourage and cheer on riders along the course, as well as advise of any approaching hazards.
Must have an open Australian drivers licence, be at least 25 years of age, and comfortable driving a ute or 12 seater van.
Help cover any vacant roles, or assist in areas requiring additional support.
Assist participants with directions and general event information.
Supervise the games and activities at the finish village kids zone.
Process sales of event merchandise, through our Point of Sale system.
Provide basic mechanical support to riders along the course.
Patrol a designated section of the course, relaying messages about accidents, breakdowns, or potential hazards.
Assist with the running of one of the rest sites along the course.
Welcome guests, serve food and beverages, and help provide an exceptional experience for retreat guests.
Coordinate and supervise Course Marshals, attend to incidents, and help manage your designated sector.
Assist with set up and pack down of course signage and equipment across the event weekend.
Ensure participants move safely through the start chute, or cheer them over the finish line
Scan Special Event Train Tickets, using an iPad, at Wollongong Station as participants depart the event.
Manage the Volunteer Marquee,
Bag Drop Assistants will be assisting with bag drop off and collection. Participants drop their bags at the start sites Tempe or Engadine, the bags get loaded on to trucks and delivered to the Finish Village in Fairy Meadow for them to pick up!
Noel Patterson has been volunteering for MS Plus for the past 20 years across a variety of difference events. Noels favourite event is the MS Gong Ride.
It is a huge, iconic event that raises so much money for MS and the camaraderie amongst the participants is second to none.
Noels recommendation to anyone considering volunteering is “Don’t procrastinate. Participate and give it a go - I am confident you will find the experience both rewarding and memorable”
In 2022, 273 event volunteers donated 1,253 hours of their time to MS Plus
Check out the 40th MS Gong Ride Volunteer Thank You video. See the event in action, and hear from past volunteers and participants why it's so great to get involved!
Don't forgot to like and follow our MS Event Volunteers Facebook Page, to keep up to date with volunteering opportunities, and view photos from past events.