The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer can only happen with the support of dedicated volunteers. Bring your friends and family, too! Victory takes teamwork, and we need everyone on our team!
We volunteer because...
- Too many families are touched by cancer
- We want to give back
- Cancer statistics are staggering and we're determined to change that
- Doing good together creates closer families and stronger teams
- Defeating cancer will take dollars, time and effort
- We will never give up on the dream of ending cancer
Here are a few important things to know about volunteering at the Victory Ride:
- Cost: There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to volunteer. However, we do encourage you to create a fundraising page and goal. Every dollar you raise makes a difference. Click here to learn more about fundraising.
- Age Requirement: Anyone 13 or older is welcome to volunteer for the Victory Ride. If you are between the ages of 13-17, you must be accompanied by an adult who is also a registered volunteer.
- Time Commitment: As a volunteer, you can donate a few hours of your time or an entire day! We offer a number of volunteer shifts with varying time-commitments from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Corporate Volunteer Groups
You work well together; now volunteer together! Consider taking the call for volunteers company-wide at your workplace.
- It feels good to give back.
- It’s fun to spend time with your colleagues outside of the day-to-day.
- You'll increase employee engagement.
- It shows you are a good citizen in your community.
- It promotes an active lifestyle with your employees.
PRE-EVENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Packet Pick-Up [Wednesday, May 15]
Check-in riders, distribute their fundraising rewards and assist with providing general information. Attention to detail and a friendly smile are very important.
Pre-Event Set-Up [Friday, May 17]
Heavy lifters needed to assist Victory Ride staff with event site set-up on the NC State’s Centennial Campus. Tasks include setting up tables, chairs and barricades, hanging signage, dressing tables, and other aspects of site prep before Ride day.
Route Marking [Friday, May 17]
Work on the route-marking team placing directional signage along all distances (10, 30, 60 and 100 miles). Must be able to drive an event minivan; valid driver’s license required. Some lifting involved, 20-30 lbs.
RIDE DAY FESTIVAL SITE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS [Saturday, May 18]
Bike parking volunteers provide protection and organization of the participants’ bikes at the festival site.
At the conclusion of the event, assist with the breakdown of all Victory Ride elements on the Festival site. There may be some heavy lifting involved (35-50 lbs).
Festival Site Support
Festival volunteers make the magic happen throughout the festival area. They will provide support for and interact with riders, spectators, staff and vendors. Festival site support may require sitting, standing and lifting. Jobs include: food service, gear check, parking and traffic support, sponsor and mission tent support, start and finish line duties or assisting Family Ride participants along the 1-mile closed course.
Check-in volunteers will greet riders and assist with packet pick-up and general information. Attention to detail and a friendly smile are very important.
Assist with volunteer check-in and direct volunteers to their assigned locations. Register “walk-up” volunteers and assign them, as needed. May also serve as standby team that will respond to any of the festival site support areas that require assistance throughout the event day.
ROUTE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS [Saturday, May 18]
A two-person team follows behind the last rider in a vehicle for a designated course (10, 30, 60 or 100 miles) and picks up route signage from the course. Must be able to drive an event minivan and lift up to 25 lbs. Valid driver’s license required.
Rest stop teams set up and run one of the six rest stops along the route, providing water, sports drinks and snacks to riders. Great opportunity for groups. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
SAG vehicle volunteers are two-person teams driving passenger vans who pick up riders experiencing fatigue or mechanical problems between rest stops. Both members in each SAG vehicle must be able to drive and get in and out of the van quickly. Must also be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Valid driver’s license required.
Route safety volunteers will be located along the route where riders need a reminder to slow down before a turn, to unclip from pedals before crossing a busy road or to provide traffic management at a busy rest stop.