When you sign up to volunteer? YOU become a key part of what’s required to safely stage our events. We rely extensively on our communities and please choose the volunteer job that most interests you! Our Volunteer Coordinators will do their best to place you in your preferred or qualified area.
Why Volunteer with MultiSport Canada?
- Learn about Triathlons & Duathlons and event management
- Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, and lunch
- Earn High School volunteer hours
- Cheer on friends and family
- Fundraise for your Club, Team, or Service Group and we can help support your fundraising needs in exchange for volunteers at our events
For groups of 5-10, we would provide a donation between $250 and $500, for groups of 10 to 20, we would provide a donation between $500 and $1000.
For groups larger than 20, please reach out to Andre Gordon at email@example.com or call 705-797-4951.
Not sure which position is right for you? Here is a summary of what to expect in different volunteer roles:
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 providing security, crowd control, and maybe helping with timing. This position will provide variety!
Registration & Race Kit Pick-up
Early morning volunteers – apply here.
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, 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, 6:00am 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 your early morning position has finished, your tables and tents could convert into a food station once the athletes 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 taking athletes to the 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. The 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
Enthusiasm is 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.
- If you have any questions please email Andre Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org call 705-797-4951.