Volunteer

Volunteers Are Love In Motion

Volunteers are the backbone of Tour for Kids.  From marking routes, sorting SWAG, making sandwiches, driving trucks – we’re looking for people to support our participants and staff.  Whatever your special talent, we want to talk with you!

What’s in it for you?  Volunteers share laughs, adventure, camaraderie and friendship plus, what’s better than getting out of work for a few days?  You’ll leave Tour for Kids knowing you made a difference and trust us, you’ll be rewarded by our participants with (never) too many hugs.

We have a variety of volunteer roles – ranging from single day opportunities such as shopping/picking up supplies, sorting at the warehouse and prepping trucks.  Event day opportunities are roles that involve the entire course of the event – such as driving trucks, route support, crew, photographers and more.  Event volunteers are requested to be onsite at Brock University from the 16th until our departure on the 19th.

Please check back soon for volunteer registration

Please visit our FAQ’s for details on age requirements, allergies, fundraising and more.



Single Day Volunteers:

Most of these opportunities take place before and after Tour for Kids. If you can spare 8 hours/week in June, July and August, these roles are perfect for you! Love driving around the city with a GPS picking up cases of pop and baked goods? Got what it takes to coordinate porta potties? Enjoy making sandwiches or stuffing envelopes with zip ties and safety pins? These are the roles for you!

Pre Event: Picking up supplies, SWAG/rider kit pick-up, event set-up etc

Warehouse Support: Prepping/loading trucks, rest stop/registration bins, cleaning up before/after event

Toronto Home Office: Data entry, permits, rest stop callouts, arranging potties/wash stations, general event help etc

Marketing/Special Events: Distributing brochures, contacting bike shops/clubs

Concierge: Guest Services, check in at registration, prepping lunch/snacks, luggage support etc.

Rest Stops: Greet the riders at a rest stop and help serve lunch/snacks

Post Event: Returning and sorting supplies, tearing down, set up crew, parking assistance, BBQ service, packing etc

Event Volunteers:

These roles require commitment for the entire event and include early mornings, late evenings, nightly meetings and some heavy lifting. As an Event Volunteer you will bond with cyclists and other volunteers, embrace the great outdoors, have numerous opportunities to stand on your chair and sing PLUS you will receive a SWAG bag with your official Tour for Kids tshirt. Roles include:

Concierge: Guest Services, check in/out, prepping lunch/snacks, luggage support

Rest Stops: Must be able to greet cyclists while dressed in wild costumes, create a snack sensation with peanut butter, tortillas and fruit and offer hugs to everyone!

Medical: Must be qualified in first aid or have medical training

Massage: RMT

Route Support: Provide your own vehicle. A bike rack is bonus, must be able to carry 2-4 bikes and passengers. Ability to navigate a map and have excellent time management skills

Road Crew: Must be able to drive 26ft trucks with air brakes. Ability to navigate a map and have excellent time management skills are a bonus

Photographer/Videographer

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