The importance of volunteers to Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo cannot be described as anything less than crucial. Volunteers are at the ‘coal face’ of the event and for the most part, will be the main point of contact for ride participants.
Since 2011, volunteers have been offering their time and support during the weekend of the event. Without this continuous dedication towards this wonderful event which supports the Amy Gillett Foundation, the event would not be possible.
In 2019, we are looking for more remarkable groups or individuals to join the volunteer team from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th September.
As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends, meet other cycling enthusiasts, reunite with Amy Gillett Foundation volunteers, engage in new experiences, and be part of a wonderful and worthwhile event.
What if I don’t have previous volunteer experience?
That’s OK, we are looking for friendly, outgoing people to join the team to help stage Amy’s Gran Fondo. You just need to: – Enjoy helping people – Be friendly and approachable – Be reliable – Be positive – Adhere to the Volunteer Terms and Conditions
Will accommodation be provided to volunteers?
No. Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo organisers will not cover the cost of accommodation for volunteers. Each volunteer is responsible for arranging their own accommodation requirements. You can visit the Great Ocean visitor website if you would like to look accommodation availability. http://www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/
How do I get to and from my shift?
All volunteers are responsible for their own transport requirements to and from Lorne or Apollo Bay. During your shift, any position that is based on the course will have transport provided to the specific location organised by the Event
I will be driving to Lorne, will there be parking available?
Yes, free parking is available for all workforce members, volunteers inclusive. Further details will be in your volunteer handbook.
What will volunteers be given to perform their role?
We will provide you with a ‘Workforce Kit’ which includes: – Uniform (Shirt and Cap) – Accreditation – Packed lunch – Role specific equipment (where required).
Will there be training for volunteers?
The amount of training will vary depending on your role. You will be expected to attend the position training/briefing* to ensure you are prepared and ready for the day. *Training times will be advised at a later date.
What is the optional shift allowance?
For individual volunteers: The shift allowance can be put towards your out-of-pocket expenses, e.g. petrol or accommodation, or you may choose to donate it back to the Amy Gillett Foundation fundraising efforts.
For community groups: providing groups of 10 or more volunteers, the shift allowance is designed as a fundraiser for the community group.
What if I need to withdraw or become unavailable?
Withdraw: Eail the applications team with the subject line ‘Withdraw’ at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to withdraw your application.
Availability: If you are no longer available to volunteer on a particular rostered date and/or time, you must immediately contact the Workforce Team via email with the subject line ‘Roster’ to email@example.com
Community Groups who have accepted a fundraising agreement for volunteers will be responsible for finding a replacement.
What meals are provided?
You will be provided with lunch during your rostered shifts. On Sunday, you will receive a packed lunch to take out on course. You are more than welcome to take additional food with you. If you have a dietary requirement please let us know.
All volunteers will benefit from the satisfaction of assisting AGF spread the word and assist in raising funds needed to deliver safe bicycling programs to the community, in addition to receiving:
- Training – Workforce kit
- Public Liability Insurance – Rewards and Recognition
- Certificate of Appreciation
- Meals (Meal entitlement is subject to shift length)
We offer all individual volunteers a payment of $50/volunteer/shift. There are over 100 shifts to be filled.
Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is all about participation, enjoyment and having a positive experience. All of these things are what each and every volunteer can hope to expect.
Community Group Volunteers
We offer several opportunities for community groups of over 10 volunteers so this represents a great fundraising opportunity for local community groups.
If you wish to coordinate a community group please select Community Group Coordinator when registering.
Volunteers can also look forward to the immense satisfaction they feel from contributing to the success of a wonderful event that’s in support of the Amy Gillett Foundation.
Please review Volunteer Terms & Conditions prior to registration.
Aid Station Assistant
Registration and Information Assistant
Bike Parking Attendant
Start Finish Line
Keen to be involved? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name, Phone Number, and the role you are interested in.