Coastrek Vollie Roles

Volunteers are the HEART of our event. A happy smile and words of encouragement are essential ingredients!

Please select your shift location and time based on ease of access to the venue, and your preferred type of role. Roles at each location are outlined below.

There may be a variety of roles at your selected location. If possible, your Team Leader will move you around to give you a variety of tasks.  

 

LOCATIONS / SHIFT TIMES - EVENT DAY, Fri 16 Mar 2018

  • Manly: North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club, Cnr of North Steyne and Pine St (5.30-8.00am)
  • Clontarf Reserve: Holmes Ave, Clontarf (7.15-11am)
  • Middle Head: Soldiers Institute, Middle Head Rd, Mosman (7.45am-1pm)
  • Kirribilli: Bradfield Park, Broughton St (7.15am-1.15pm; 1.00-6.00pm)
  • Rose Bay: Lyne Park, off New South Head Road (9.30am-2.00pm; 1.30-5.30pm; 5.00-9.00pm)
  • Vaucluse: Signal Hill Reserve, Cnr Old South Rd & Belah Ave, Vaucluse (10am-3.00pm; 2.30-7.30pm; 7.00-12.00pm)
  • Bondi Beach Reserve: off Campbell Parade, north of Bondi Pavilion (10.00am-4.00pm; 1.00-7.00pm; 4.00-10.00pm; 9.30pm-2.00am Sat)
  • Other: Marshalling position - Located along the route but you will still check in to one of the above on arrival/departure

 To see the complete trekker route: Check out the map HERE (Please be aware that the map is subject to change up until the week of the event)

Seated role: If you require a seated role for the duration of your shift, please choose Manly, Kirribilli (7.15am only), or a Marshalling role (any location) when completing the registration form, and state your requirements in the medical issues section of your form. If unsuitable, please give us a call and we will accomodate you.

 

ROLES - EVENT DAY AND PRE-EVENT

1. General volunteer, rotating roles throughout shift [Event day, Fri 16 Mar]:

-  Assisting with registration (mostly seated role) - Bib collection, team withdrawals, bag drop.  
Locations: Manly (5.30am), Kirribilli (7.15am only)

-  Start/Finish line support (requires some lifting) - Set up/pack down, sharing in the celebrations.  
Locations: Manly, Kirribilli (7.15am shift only), Bondi

-  Luv Stop/Kiss Stop checkpoint - Setting up, preparing snacks, cheering teams through, team withdrawals desk, giving directions.  
Locations: Clontarf Reserve, Middle Head, Kirribilli, Rose Bay, Vaucluse

-  Marshalling in close proximity to Luv/Kiss Stop - giving directions / cheering and supporting  
Locations: Clontarf Reserve, Middle Head, Kirribilli, Rose Bay, Vaucluse

 

2. Marshalling on the course (Must bring own seat if you prefer to sit) [Event day, Fri 16 Mar]

-  You provide essential directions and encouragement. The trekkers need you the most, to keep them motivated and on track!
-  As a marshal you will check in to one of the selected locations listed above, and then will be directed to your position. You will also be notified of this position in advance
-  You may be on your own (only in safe/busy areas) or you can nominate a friend to join you on the registration form
-  You may need your own vehicle to get to some positions, but this is not essential for all
-  There will be occasional quiet times where you may need to keep yourself occupied
-  The marshal shift times may vary slightly from the options listed on the registration page. Your flexibility would be appreciated
Locations: All


3. Volunteer Team Leader [Event day, Fri 16 Mar]
- This position requires you to arrive 15 mins early for your shift and also attend a pre-event day briefing
-  You will be responsible for allocating volunteer roles, arranging breaks, and working with the Staff Team Leader to arrange help where needed
-  This person should have previous experience in a team leader type role - please state this in the 'more about you' section on the form.
Locations: Manly, Middle Head, Kirribilli, Rose Bay, Bondi

 

4. Pre-event volunteer roles [various dates]:

  • Letterbox drop to local residents & businesses (various areas along route), letting them know the event is going to be on (Late Feb/Early Mar)
  • Sorting gear at event HQ to make sure it gets to the correct locations - Wed 14 March (location TBC)
  • Pre-event day registration/bib collection – Wed 14 March, afternoon/evening, Paddy Pallin City Store (507 Kent St)
  • Event set-up, the day before the event - Thur 15 March, various locations (involves lifting)
  • Prefer an office role? You can help with general admin - contact us directly to ask about opportunities (do not fill in a form for this role)

 

OTHER INFORMATION

On event day, volunteers will receive:

  • A small gift / merchandise to wear on the day
  • Refreshments during shift
  • Regular breaks as required
  • A full briefing from your Team Leader about your role and any equipment required
  • A guaranteed awesome day!

 

All volunteers who complete one full shift also receive:

  • One free individual Coastrek entry, to be used in any Coastrek event within the following 12 months
  • Volunteer certificate (if requested)

 

Extra shifts

If you are able to perform two shifts, we will love you for it! There is an option to select a second shift on the form. You are also welcome to fill vacant positions on the day – ask your Team Leader.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

If you would love to be part of this memorable event and play a very important role in the Coastrekkers journey, please REGISTER HERE and enter your details, along with your preferred location and time. 
Additional shift information will be provided approx. 2-3 weeks leading up to event day.

Under 16s cannot participate due to insurance reasons. Ages 16-18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian volunteer at all times.

 

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