Volunteers

Be a Part of the Action as an Event Volunteer

Our volunteer crew, affectionately known as the “True Blueys” are an integral part of all In2Adventure events.  Your help, energy and expertise are what makes our events possible and every minute that you donate is truly valued by our competitors and the event team.

As a member of the True Blueys you’ll have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to play a key role in delivering successful major national and international event – and the rewards don’t end there!  Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills, check out what goes on behind the scenes at a major event, experience the excitement of an action packed event and have a fantastic time outdoors in some of the most scenic locations in Australia.

Many of our current staff and competitors started out right where you are now and never looked back!

If you are keen to get involved, then we have the perfect role for you!

If you are keen to get involved, then we have the perfect role for you!  Some of the areas you’ll be able to get involved with are:

  • Run or Bike Course Marshals – You’ll have your very own front-row seat for all the action, while assisting with direction and safety out on the course. If you have a current First Aid certificate that is a great bonus.
  • Transition Area Marshals – Don’t let the course marshals know, but this is really where all the action happens! Marshals will direct competitors in and out of the Transition Area between legs.
  • Timing Assistants – If you’ve got an eagle eye and you quite like the thought of sitting down for your shift, then you might be the Timing Assistant we’re looking for! Your job will be to provide a manual timing back up.  We’ll need a couple of assistants who don’t mind being on their feet as well.
  • Athlete and Spectator Services – If you like the idea of getting face to face with athletes and spectators and you enjoy dealing with customers face to face this might be your department. There are a number of different roles within the department, including staffing the Info Booth, assisting with athlete registrations, staffing the athlete bag drop, welcoming athletes and spectators as they arrive, and directing and liaising with all arrivals at the entry.
  • VIP Services – This role is available at Oceania and World Championship Events only.  Our VIP services staff will act as hosts for the VIP staff attending the event. This role would suit someone with a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Volunteer Services – We like to make sure our volunteers are looked after! This means we need a little help making sure everyone has everything they need for the day (especially lunch!).
  • Finish Line/Start Line Assistants – Start and Finish Line Assistants are integral in ensuring athletes have a fantastic start and end to their races. Some days the role will be combined so you’ll get to see the athletes when they are fresh and again when they cross the finish line.
  • Car Parking Marshals – Car Parking Marshals are the first point of contact the athletes and spectators have with the event. You will be based outside of the Race HQ area, so you won’t see all the action, but you will be the welcoming and happy face all athletes and spectators are met with as they experience a relaxed and hassle-free arrival at the event.
  • And more! There are a few other areas we are looking for help in, including some team leader positions for those who are looking to get involved at a higher level.  We will help you find the right position for you depending on your availability, interests and experience.

What’s in it for me?

Aside from a sense of satisfaction, new friends, and a fun day out you’ll also be provided with:

  • A meal if you’re joining us for a full day.
  • A thank you gift pack which includes event merchandise.
  • And of course lots of thanks from our athletes and our team.

 

Is there an age restriction?

We can accommodate volunteers of all ages, however volunteers under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Not all positions are suited to our younger volunteers, but we definitely welcome all eager helpers and we will help you find a suitable role.

 

How long will my shift be?

Shift times vary depending on the role you would like to undertake.  Many departments have a shift changeover, whereas in other departments we would love your help for the whole day.

When is the volunteers briefing?

Volunteer briefing and training will take place at a time prior to the event start.  Please check your volunteer information pack for details. We ask that all volunteers are available for this briefing, as this is your chance to meet the event team and the rest of the True Blueys.  You’ll also have the opportunity to take in all the information you need to know to have an enjoyable time in your volunteer role.  If you would like to help out but can’t make the training, just let us know and we will assist you in finding a role that requires minimal prior training.

 

Where can I find out more information?

We will provide you with a volunteer information pack prior to the event that will cover everything you’ll need to know, however if you’d like to find out more about the event you can check out event details on the website.

 

I’m not really big on walking and I prefer being out of the elements, is there anything I can do?

Sure!  You don’t have to be an athlete to volunteer at our events.  Some positions do involve a lot of walking or standing for long periods in the outdoors, so we can help you steer clear of them!  There are many positions that involve minimal standing, and a few that will keep you mostly undercover.  If you do have any specific injuries or medical conditions that we need to account for just let us know and we’ll ensure that your role is suitable for you.

 

Sounds great. How do I sign up?

Just email us at volunteers@in2adventure.com.au – we can’t wait to hear from you!

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