We rely extensively on our communities (local service clubs, sport teams, athlete family members, current and past competitors) to provide the many volunteers required to safely stage our races. We need volunteers to work in many different areas; some of the possible volunteer roles are listed below. When you sign up to volunteer you can choose the volunteer job that most interests you or most qualified for. Our Volunteer Coordinators will do their best to place you in your chosen area.
Why Volunteer with MultiSport Canada?
- Learn about Triathlons & Duathlons and event management
- Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, hat and lunch
- Earn High School volunteer hours
- Cheer on friends and family
- Fundraise for your Club or Team. Email for more information.
To sign up:
- Register to volunteer for the event of your choosing.
- If you have any questions please email Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-797-4951.
Following is a summary of some of the available positions you will find at our events.
Do you like to do many things and be everywhere? This is the position for you!
Assist competitors and spectators in parking their vehicles in an organized manner. You will be asked questions and will likely have to give directions. You may be asked to do many other things at the Race Site including provide security, crowd control and maybe help in timing. This position will provide variety!
Registration & Race Kit Pick-up
Are you a VERY personable, well-organized, patient volunteer, who possesses a great welcoming attitude and a big smile? Then this is the job for you!
One of the most important aspects of what we do is making sure our customers are happy. Registration and Race Kit Pick-up is the “first impression” our customer has with MultiSport Canada so a warm and friendly welcome is important! You will work at a specific location within the athlete registration process for example; handing out bibs, swim caps, body marking, race kits, time chips and t-shirts. You will be asked a lot of questions – but be assured, someone will be on-hand to help you. This position usually begins very early, 6:30am but will be finished by approximately 8 to 9am. On days when there are two races, you should be finished by approximately 10 or 11am. After you help in this early morning position you could move over a tent and help give athletes food once they have completed their race.
Swim Start and/or Swim Finish
Early morning volunteers – apply here.
Swim Start – An early morning opportunity for you; you will need a strong, patient personality here. You will be required to keep the athletes and spectators separate; as well as give directions, answer questions from anxious triathletes, and offer aid and assistance as needed. After swimmers have started on the course you will move to…
Swim Finish – You will get wet! You will be our athletes first “land contact” – your job is important. Cheering and encouraging the athletes as they come out of the water and directing them toward the transition area. You will also keep an eye out for athletes that may be disoriented or dizzy from moving, from a horizontal to vertical position. After the swim is finished, you will assist the Swim Course Captain in clean up and pick up.
Transition Area – Bike Security, Swim In/Bike Out/In & Run Out
Want to be in the action? This is the place for you!
There are a variety of jobs you may be asked to do including: security, crowd control, answering athlete’s questions, bike and run entrance and exit points, bike mount and dismount line or take athletes to medical area if necessary This is an area where you will need a “big” voice so athletes can hear any instructions you give while the race is going on. Race time is a busy time and a loud, clear and calm voice is really important. We can always use extra help to keep everyone and everything safe and sound. You may also be needed to direct triathletes, answer questions,
Bike/Run Course Marshal
Course Marshals – Outgoing? Enthusiastic? Here is your place!
Our course marshals will cheer and give directional aid to athletes. You will be stationed at turns, corners and intersections along the bike/run course. You will need to have your own transportation to get to your assigned location. You will be directing and cheering athletes on the designated course – you will not have to direct traffic. This is another area where you will need a “big” voice so athletes can hear any instructions you give while the race is going on. Race time is a busy time and a loud, clear and calm voice is really important.
Major intersections will have police support to direct vehicular traffic. Minimum age is 16; youth may volunteer here if accompanied by their parent or a guardian.
Bike/Run Course Aid Stations
GREAT TEAM or GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
Our aid stations are located at various locations on the bike course. You will be part of an energetic team that will:
- Set-up the aid station tables and fill cups. All supplies will be delivered to you.
- You will hand-off water &/or sport beverage bottles to athletes as they ride by.
- Cheer on the athletes. Assist Give It A Tri competitors if possible.
- And finally, clean up the aid station by picking up garbage and packing-up tables for pick-up.
If possible, you will need to have your own transportation to get yourself to your assigned position.
Finish Line Area
GREAT TEAM, GROUP OR FAMILY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Enthusiasm a must here!
You will be part of an energetic team that will:
- Congratulate athletes!
- You may assist the athletes by removing & collecting their timing chips
- You may offer water or fruit.
You may also be called upon to assist athletes to the nearby medical tent if necessary. Minimum age to volunteer here: 16 with parent/guardian approval. Youth can volunteer with an adult.