The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by CBS 17 can only happen with the support of dedicated volunteers like you! Defeating cancer takes teamwork, and we need everyone on our team.
We volunteer because...
- Too many of our loved ones are affected by cancer
- We come together as a community to support a meaningful cause
- Cancer statistics are staggering, and we're determined to accelerate lifesaving research
- Serving together creates closer families and stronger teams
- We will never give up on achieving Victory over 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 recruiting 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.
PRE-EVENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Packet Pick-Up [Thursday, May 18]
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 19]
Heavy lifters needed to assist Victory Ride staff with event site set-up at Knightdale Station Park. Tasks include: setting up tables, chairs and barricades; hanging signage; dressing tables and other aspects of site prep before ride day.
RIDE DAY FESTIVAL SITE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS [Saturday, May 20]
Monitor bike staging area, making sure only riders are coming in and out. Help riders get bikes racked as needed. Collect rider gear bags, make sure they are numbered correctly and put in correct location, help riders retrieve gear after the ride.
Check in riders, distribute their fundraising rewards and assist with providing general information. Attention to detail and a friendly smile are very important.
Finish Line Support:
Help direct riders back to staging, keep them moving. Cheer on riders as they finish.
Cut up fruit, put out drinks/snacks for the riders, keep snacks/refreshments stocked.
Greet riders and spectators when arriving and assist with directing them to the parking areas and festival site.
Assist with trash/recycle clean up during the event.
Post Event Crew:
At the conclusion of the event, assist with the breakdown of all Victory Ride elements at the festival site. There may be some heavy lifting involved (35-50 lbs). Assist with onsite clean up.
ROUTE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS [Saturday, May 20]
Rest Stop Team:
Rest stop teams set up and run one of the five rest stops along the route, providing water, sports drinks and snacks to riders. Great opportunity for groups. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
Route Safety / Directional:
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.
For the 10 and 30 mile routes, a volunteer on a bicycle will follow behind the last rider to make sure there are no stragglers.
For the 60/100 routes, a two-person team in a vehicle follows behind the last rider and picks up route signage from the course. Must be able to drive an event vehicle and lift up to 25 lbs. Valid driver’s license required.
SAG vehicle volunteers are two-person teams driving vehicles who pick up riders experiencing fatigue or mechanical problems between rest stops. Must also be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Valid driver’s license required.
Anywhere You Need Me:
For the versatile volunteer who is wiling to pitch in wherever needed.