Volunteers Make it Happen!
Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a background check and/or DMV background check. Below are some examples of Bike MS volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers load or unload bicycles off of trucks. Repetitive moderate lifting is required. This is a work-intensive position. Volunteers are needed in both Mission Bay and Irvine.
Volunteers check-in and check-out bicycles in the storage locker at the overnight location in Carlsbad.
Assist cyclists boarding the bus at Mission Bay on Day 2 of the event.
Support the riders by cheering them on and thanking them for riding for a cure for MS. Great for groups or people with MS and their families or supporters.
This group of volunteers will be ready to assist staff where needed at all locations.
Greeter Host/Hostess at the Sheraton Grand
Provide information to riders who are boarding and getting off of buses. Provide key information about the hotel shuttle schedule and information about the activities taking place at the Sheraton Grand.
Volunteers provide assistance with luggage loading/unloading. Locations are Irvine, Carlsbad and San Diego. Volunteers may work all locations or only one or two. This position is great for groups. Requires moderate lifting.
Volunteer will provide medical assistance at the start line, overnight location, finish line and at each rest stop. Paramedics, EMT’s, LVN’s and Nurses are needed to service the route and assist in emergencies. Volunteers for the medical team must be licensed or certified professionals.
Work your way along the route snapping photos of sponsorship signage, happy event participants, children, scenery and the magnitude and excitement of it all! You must use your own equipment (digital camera and memory card) and mail photos on CD or DVD within a week of the event. Photos will be used for future marketing materials (photo credit will be given wherever possible), sponsorship verification and more. Call (714) 689-9603 with any questions. Photographers will need to provide their own transportation.
Rest Stop Volunteers
Rest stop volunteers help set up, tear down and operate rest stops throughout the Bike MS Tour route as well as the Century rest stops. This is a great opportunity for large groups. All supplies are provided. Various locations along the route are available.
Volunteers help facilitate our rider check-in events throughout Orange and San Diego Counties. This opportunity takes place prior to the event and the day before the event.
Volunteers will be stationed to direct riders along the route or at blind or dangerous intersections, to provide safety awareness and cheer. This is a great opportunity for groups.
Volunteers place route arrow signs to direct the riders along the route. Volunteers are needed both Friday and Saturday. Both the standard and Century routes will be marked. Teams of two are required to do this assignment. Your own vehicle is required. Motor Vehicle Screening required.
Route Marker Removers
Volunteers are responsible for scouting the route and removing the route marker signs. Your own vehicle is required. Volunteers are needed both Saturday and Sunday in the late afternoon.
Sheraton Hotel Support Volunteers/Expo Center
Volunteers assist with setting up the Sheraton before riders arrive on Saturday and throughout the day. Volunteers are needed throughout the site on Saturday and at the Expo Center. Volunteers also needed on Sunday morning as riders get ready to start their Day Two ride.
People with muscles, men, fraternities and military groups are good volunteers for this assignment. Setup includes tables, small tents, banners, supplies and other related tasks. May involve some moderate lifting.
Volunteers help maintain the cleanliness of the event site.
Teams Photographers (Professional)
Work with staff and other volunteers at the Team Photography booth. Teams (ranging from 4 to 50+ people) will pose on the risers and you snap away! You must use your own equipment (digital camera and memory card) and set your camera to take each photo at least 630x450 pixels or 2MB in size. You must provide ALL images on CD or DVD within a week of the event. We provide your images to the teams as special memorabilia of the event! Call (714) 689-9603 with any questions.
Tear Down Volunteers
Volunteers will help dismantle the site, load supplies onto pallets and clean up trash in the area. Moderate lifting is required for this position.
Volunteers will cater to the Top Fundraisers by checking riders into their special hospitality area. These volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
Volunteers needed to check-in/register other volunteers and give them their assignments. This position requires leadership and good communication skills working with a variety of people.
Want to volunteer throughout the year?
Join us from the comfort of your home or at one of the chapter offices to help prepare for events, enter data, answer phones and plenty more! If you want to put your skills towards a worthy cause, click here to submit a volunteer application.
Volunteers can raise funds too! Bike MS volunteers have access to a variety of great fundraising tools. When you register online, you may access your Participant Center where you can set a fundraising goal, update your personal page to share your story with others, e-mail supporters, track your progress and qualify for great fundraising prizes!
Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer captain? Check out all of the leadership roles that are available!
If you would like more information about fundraising or volunteering at the Bike MS, please contact Linda Ingram at (760) 448-8416.