All Cycling Clubs look for volunteers to assist in delivering value to members. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the club, supporting everything from marshaling scheduled club rides to participating in club management. The immediate focus for Club100 is the recruitment of volunteers for marshaling our road and mountain bike rides.
What is Volunteering?
Volunteering is about choosing to help other people by giving up your time or expertise. There are many different types of volunteering activities and the different opportunities can involve people giving up several hours a week, or helping at one event when it is convenient for the volunteer.
Every person's motivation to volunteer is different and there are a lot of reasons to make a contribution to your communities cycling activities. People often volunteer because they will:
- Make a difference
- gain a lot of satisfaction from helping others
- meet people and socialise
- develop existing and new skills
- give something back to the sport
Leading a cycling group at a club ride may be their own reward but taking on these volunteer responsibilities requires recognition and reward for some.
Our club requires Marshalls and Ride Captains for each cycling commission (road or mountain bike). The club requires four or five Ride Marshals to support each group Ride Captain in each commission.
Roles and Responsibilities
A Ride Captain is a cycling enthusiast who volunteers to take overall responsibility for the club group rides. Ride Captains ensure that community routes are safe and that they are road or trail compliant. Ride Captains are responsible for the training and management of the Ride Marshals. Ride Captains are also responsible for Ride Services Management and the Risk Management Plan.
2. A Ride Marshal is a cycling enthusiast who volunteers to help manage the safety and pace of club group rides. Ride Marshals assist members in developing their cycling skills and abilities and provide opportunities for social interaction with other members on the ride. Ride Marshals are trained to deal with any technical or medical roadside incidents.
If you would like to volunteer as either a ride captain or ride marshal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Charles Morris on 082 901 0187.