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Application Form for Volunteers

Dear Volunteer Staff Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in joining the Sea to Sea 2017 team! Without the time and dedication of individuals like you, this cross-country bike tour would not be possible. The following information has been compiled to give you an idea of the expectations of the support staff as well as give us the right information in putting together a strong support team.

Volunteer team descriptions:

Some specialized volunteer positions have specific requirements and/or licenses.  Here is a list of positions we will need during the tour with potential duties and requirements listed.

Bike Mechanic – duties include performing a wide range of repairs on bikes during the tour. An ideal candidate would have vast experience in repairing bikes.

Campsite Team – aid with the set up and tear down of daily campsite.  Duties may include overseeing cyclist groups during the packing and unpacking of gear trucks, scouting water and power support at each locations and positioning kitchen and volunteer vehicles in the appropriate locations, hooking up and un-hooking water sources, arranging for volunteer security at some locations and making sure the campsite is left in a better condition than when arrived. This position requires physical stamina. Please note if you have plumbing, electrical, small engine repair, general handyman, appliance repair, and/or HVAC skills.

Kitchen Team

o   Kitchen Team Lead – oversees the kitchen/food operations and builds teamwork.  Duties include designing tour menu, accommodate special dietary needs, arranging for the purchasing of all food items, keeping track of supply stock, insuring timely preparation of campsite meals, monitoring distribution of food, and overseeing cyclist volunteers partaking in kitchen duty. This position requires previous experience in managing menus and staff cooking large volumes on commercial equipment.

o   Cook/ Prep/Server – assists the Kitchen Lead in preparing all meals.  Candidate should have experience in cooking food for large groups of people in a fast paced, buffet style setting.  Duties include food preparation, preparing and cooking all meals, washing and drying dishes, delivering food to the buffet table, dishing out food to the cyclists, maintaining a sanitary kitchen and working as a team.

SAG (Support and Gear) Wagon Driver – provides mobile support to the cyclists on route.  Several SAG Wagons will daily patrol along the cyclist’s route.  These wagons and their drivers serve as a point of contact for the riders.  Each driver will be outfitted with water, possibly snacks, first aid kit and access to medical support, basic bike repair kit and access to bike mechanic, and can provide direct communications to camp.  SAG wagons also provide a ride for individuals who cannot complete the daily ride for any number of reasons.

Rest Stop Team - provides stationary support to the cyclists on route.  Several Rest Stops will be daily positioned along the cyclist’s route.  These stops serve as a point of rest for the riders.  Each driver will be outfitted with water, possibly snacks, first aid kit and access to medical support, basic bike repair kit and access to bike mechanic, and can provide direct communications to camp.  SAG wagons may drop off individuals who cannot complete the daily ride for any number of reasons at the rest stop. Two people will staff each rest stop.

Truck Driver – drives the gear trailers and portable kitchen facility from one campsite to the next. Duties include monitoring vehicles for maintenance and repair, work with camp team in set up and tear down of vehicles. Driver must have appropriate license – in the US CDL with appropriate class/air brake designation, in Canada Class 1 license.

Medical Support - licensed medical professional to provide medical support for all participants of the tour. Must provide proof of license.

In addition to the fields below, please download, print, review, fill out, and mail back  THIS document if you wish to be a volunteer at next year's ride. These PDF documents are required to complete your application. Until these documents are signed and returned via regular mail, your application is not complete.

A refresher of the legs and dates:

Full ride: Vancouver - Halifax, June 26 - August 31
Leg 1: Vancouver - Calgary, June 26 - July 8
Leg 2: Calgary - Regina, July 9 - July 15
Leg 3: Regina - Winnipeg, July 16 - July 22
Leg 4: Grand Rapids (MN) - Sault St. Marie (MI) - July 27 - August 3
Leg 5: Española - Ottawa, August 6 - August 12
Leg 6: Ottawa - Halifax - August 13 - August 29