Volunteer Applications for the UCI World Cup 2016 Cairns Are Open Now

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To deliver a successful World Cup round, Mountain Bike Australia and Cycling Australia require the support or a range of key stakeholders including a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers.

The World Cup only happens thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of the World Cup Crew – the volunteers who congregate in Cairns to deliver the best mountain bike event on the planet.

Volunteer applications for the UCI World Cup 2016 Cairns are open now:

If you are over 18 years of age and keen to volunteer and be part of the team charged with delivering a successful Cairns World Cup, register your interest by completing this form. Expressions of interest must be submitted 31 March 2016.

Download form here

If you have any questions with regards to volunteering please contact Mountain Bike Australia via email: [email protected] or phone 07 5628 0110.UCI-TTF-Banner-Image1200x400

Key functional areas, include but not limited to

  1. Accreditation
    2. Course marshals
    3. Hospitality
    4. Logistics
    5. Media
    6. Site services
    7. Ticketing
    8. Transport
    9. Volunteer management

Here’s what joining the crew requires:
* You must be at least 18 years old (sorry we can’t recruit anybody under the age of 18, no exceptions)
* You should be hardworking, enthusiastic and prepared to take on all roles as directed by team leader
* You must be prepared to work long hours whatever the weather conditions
* You don’t need experience but if you have specific skills, other languages or have volunteered at a World Cup or mountain bike event before please tell us!
* Volunteers are required for variety of projects both before the event and during the week of the World Cup

In return you will receive:
* Volunteer ‘goody bag’ including several items of branded clothing – your uniform

 


Look and Feel Team Members

Look and Feel Team Members assist in creating the visual impact of the event. Look and Feel Team Members are required to work in a number of locations, venue, course, spectator zones to ensure that that all spectators, athletes, workforce and VIPs can identify routes and brand the event with major sponsors.

Spectator Information Team Member

The information marquee, located in the main venue, will be the first location spectators will access and be directed to for general enquires, spectator guides and village maps. It will also be the central location for Lost Property or Lost Children.

Support Services Team Member

Ensure the course is safe for the athletes as a priority, provide information to spectators, allow spectators to cross when safe and clear of riders

Course Team Member

Course Marshals have the most direct role in ensuring safety on the course. Course Marshals stand at key marshal points on the course to ensure everyone is safe and going the right way. Marshals have a variety of jobs on top of their primary tasks depending on their course marshal point such as: spectator crossing points, warning riders of upcoming obstacles and communicate any problems or injuries.

Transport Team Member – Shuttle

Responsible for transporting all accredited staff/officials/media/athletes around the internal ring road that links the event facilities to the event venue site. Drivers will need to hold a valid drivers licence. Drivers will work on a constant rotational course, moving accredited personal as required.

Timing & Results

Assist Swiss Timing in the installation of the timing system and distribution of transponders.

Media Crew

Support TV Broadcaster with Rigging and de-rigging of camera cables, Strong able-bodied people required. Support camera person during event operations.

Transport Team Member – Permits

Assist athletes and managers to load and unload their bikes on the designated trailers. This will be done at a quick pace, and personal will need to have attention to detail, ensuring all bikes are secured and tied down correctly.

Registration / Welcome Centre Team Member

Assist in the distribution of Athlete/Team Registrations, Accreditation and Vehicle Access Passes.

Workforce Team Member

Meet and Greet for all Workforce; Check in staff on arrival; Issue equipment as per role requirement (i.e. Radios, high-vis vests etc.); Distribution of uniforms and meal packs; General enquires; Assist with general event operational duties as they may arise

Expo/Venue Team Member

Assist and maintain the event bike parking area utilised by spectators; Implement the bike parking ticketing system, ensuring access is restricted to ticketed riders and event staff only; Provide general event information and directional information for riders including rider briefing locations, start lines, expo, stage, toilets, etc.

Anti-Doping Chaperones

As requested by supervisor follow a nominated athlete ensuring they are always in sight and shadow them until they have attended the testing facility, once they have been called to produce their test they will be instructed to leave by their supervisor

VIP Chaperones

To assist in the hospitality facility; greeting guest on their arrival; Ensuring the facility is always presented well assisting with clearing when requested

Protocol Team Member

To assist with preparing awards in the green room; Ensuring the green room is kept tidy and clear of rubbish; Replenishing the cold drinks for the athletes; Ensuring there are clean towels and water for washing

Support Services Team Member – Timing, Commentary, Officials

To distribute timing documents such as heats, qualifying times, start lists and results to various locations as directed by supervisor

Transport Team Member – Load Zone

Assist athletes and managers to load and unload their bikes on the designated DH MTB Trailers. This will have to be done at a quick pace, and personnel will need to have attention to detail, ensuring all bikes are secured and tied down correctly

Construction Team member

Provide support in all construction aspects of the village and course construction. Task will vary day to day.

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