Volunteers are essential to the Boston Brain Tumor Ride! Not only during the event itself, but also the day before, and in the hours immediately following the ride. Thank you for lending your time and talents to help in the fight against brain tumors!
Please consider how you would like to help and we will do our best to match you to your preferred role. Training is provided when you arrive If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your NBTS Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Brain Tumor Ride Committee
Help plan all aspects of the Boston Brain Tumor Ride. From sponsorship to recruitment, food donations to entertainment we need your help to make it all happen! The committee meets the first Tuesday of every month. Contact email@example.com for more info or to join!
Pre-event Marketing-Ground Team
We are looking for individuals and groups to hang posters in local stores, libraries, coffee shops, hospitals and more!
Pre-event Marketing-Social Media
We are looking for social media savy volunteers to help raise awareness for the event!
Route Signage – Saturday, May 18 7am-3pm
Help with hanging signage and route markings for the four ride routes. Access to vehicle prefered but not required.
Set up Crew – Saturday, May 18 9am-12noon
Help unload and place event supplies in tents in preparation for event. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
Packet Pick up – Saturday, May 18 1pm-5pm
Help participants register for the event, pick up their bibs and event gear.
Day of Event – Sunday May 19th
Set up Crew – 5am-8am
Help to set up for the event includes hanging signage, organizing registration and setting up other aspects of the event.
SAG – 6am-1pm
SAG members provide support for the riders along the routes and are vital to the safety and success of this event. Drivers will use their own vehicles, which would be a van, pick-up, SUV or car with a bike rack and will also need to be able to carry an additional passenger. Drivers must have a valid Drivers License, be over 18 years old and must be able to follow maps and be comfortable stopping safely along the roadside. Support vehicles may transport riders and their bicycles to a rest stop or event site.
Road Crew – 6am-1pm
Road Crew members must have experience with basic bicycle mechanics, tube replacements, wheel swaps, simple gear and brake adjustments and must be helpful and patient. Will be partnered with a SAG member.
Registration – 6am-11am
Set up Registration tent and check in all participants. You will also be asked to collect donations from participants and will hand out incentives and t-shirts. There will be a training that will take place in the morning before the first participants arrive.
Tent Crew – Food – 6am-12noon
Assist in settup up the food area on site. Monitor and distribute food to participants and pack remaining supplies after the event. Must be able to be on your feet for long periods of time.
Parking Attendants – 6am-1pm
Direct all vehicles to the drop off area in order to unload passengers and bikes. Must be on your feet for long periods of time.
Tent Crew – Honor & Celebrate – 7am-12noon
Assist participants in honoring and celebrating who they are riding for. Hand out Survivor T-shirts.
Photographer – 7am-1pm
Help capture all of the fun of the Ride! Opportunities to photograph at event site and on the road!
Rest Stop – Concord Courthouse – 7:30am-11:30am
Join us at the Concord Courthouse to supply water, snacks and encouragement to the riders as they pass through. When you arrive you will assist in setting up the tent and food area and keep it well stocked throughout the event. At the end of the event, you will organize and pack supplies for pick up.
Rest Stop – Middlesex School – 7:30am-11:30am
Join us at the Middlesex School to supply water, snacks and encouragement to the riders as they pass through. When you arrive you will assist in setting up the tent and food area and keep it well stocked throughout the event. At the end of the event, you will organize and pack supplies for pick up.
Rest Stop – Great Brook Farm State Park – 7:30am-11:30am
Join us at Great Brook Farm State Park to supply water, snacks and encouragement to the riders as they pass through. When you arrive you will assist in setting up the tent and food area and keep it well stocked throughout the event. At the end of the event, you will organize and pack supplies for pick up.
Route Marshall – 8am-1pm
Direct riders from start to finish safely around the course and back. Route Marshalls will assist with specific road crossings along the course.
Tent Crew – Merchandise 8am – 12noon
Set up and sell National Brain Tumor Society merchandise.
Tent Crew – Kids 8am-12noon
Set up kids area and assist kids with activities including face painting, coloring, kids ride…or reach out and let us know if you’d like to plan your own kids activity!
Route Sign Removal – 11am-3pm
Help with removing signage and route markings for the ride. Access to vehicle prefered but not required.
Breakdown Crew – Onsite 12noon-3pm
Help clean up all onsite supplies and load them into the truck for next year! Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
Breakdown Crew – Newton 3pm-6pm
Help unload all of the event supplies into the storage unit and NBTS offices for next year! Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.