Background: Share the Road
The Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a provincial cycling advocacy organization working to build a bicycle-friendly Ontario. Since our launch in 2008, Share the Road has worked to unite Ontarians in support of cycling, build capacity among active transportation stakeholders and act as an effective partner, strong ally and political force.As part of our work, we coordinate programs, events and advocacy efforts across the province, including our annual fundraising ride, Greg’s Ride: Ontario’s Ride for Safer Cycling.
Background: Greg’s Ride: Ontario’s Ride for Safer Cycling
In 2006, OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart was killed while cycling on Tremaine Road in Milton. After Greg’s death, his wife Eleanor McMahon founded the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in his memory to advocate for safer roads for all Ontarians. For Greg’s Ride, we join together as a community to remember everyone who has been affected by cycling collisions, to celebrate the joys of cycling and to support the work of Share the Road in building safer, more accessible and more comfortable places to cycle in Ontario.
Call for Volunteers
As a Share the Road volunteer for Greg’s Ride, there are opportunities to help us both leading up to and during both events (specific timings to be confirmed):
• Set Up Volunteer - Saturday, September 23 (Greater Hamilton area, between 12pm – 7pm)• Bikes & Brews Social Event - Saturday, September 23 (Dundas - Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. 5pm – 11:30pm)• Greg’s Ride Event Volunteer - Sunday, September 24 (Greater Hamilton area, between, 7am– 5pm)
Volunteer Role Descriptions
Set Up Volunteer (Saturday September 23)• Assembling participant kit bags• Setting up tables and chairs• Setting up tents• Distributing directional signage on-route*
Bikes & Brews Social Event (Saturday September 23 evening)• Setting up silent auction tables• Staffing the registration table on-site • Staffing the drink ticket sales table on-site• Overseeing silent auction & assisting with final summary and sales
Greg’s Ride Event Volunteer (Sunday, September 24)• Staffing the registration booth on-site• Hosting rest stop/snack stations along the ride route*• Assisting with lunch and drink ticket distribution• Event tear down and signage pick-up*
* Priority will be given to volunteers who have a car
Volunteers helping out during the event will not be able to participate in the ride but will receive a free meal, beverages and a free goodie bag.
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills and attributes:
o Adaptability, initiative and a hard-working attitude o Excellent communication skillso Comfortable working in a fast-paced, busy environmento Comfortable working long hours and possibly standing for long periodso Commitment to promoting cycling and interest in working with a variety of partnerso Access to a mobile phone for on-site communicationo A warm and friendly smile!o Access to a car, if available.
As part of this application process, you will be asked to:
o Submit this application formo Participate in a short interviewo Receive orientation and training, if selected to volunteero To provide feedback on your volunteer experienceo Provide a list of two References to be contacted by STR staff
After you submit your application, you will be contacted soon after your application submission.
Share the Road is a remote-organization. This means we have no office space and so will conduct primary communication via email and telephone.
Volunteering at Greg’s Ride is a rewarding, fun and exciting opportunity not to be missed! Meet new people, be part of a thriving and busy environment and play an important part in improving cycling for all Ontarians!
If you have any questions at all or would prefer to apply by email, please do not hesitate to contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your interest and we can’t wait to hear from you!