VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Where are volunteers needed for AngelRide 2020? What are my volunteering options for AngelRide 2020?

Our Volunteers dedicate their personal time, energies, and skills as an important expression of their values. You will thoroughly enjoy the experience! You will feel the personal satisfaction that comes along with the benefits of helping children in need. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

AngelRide is presented by Angel Charities, Inc. an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

How do I register as a Volunteer?

Fill out this form to be contacted when rider and volunteer registration open!

Where are Volunteers needed?

Start: Camp Wightman, North Stonington, CT

Rest Stops: locations to come

Finish Line: The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, Union, CT

Behind the scenes: Team Leaders share their gifts of time and talent to take on a piece of the AngelRide puzzle. Many pieces need to be in place before and on Ride day! Support is a key element in AngelRide and Team Leaders are supported as well! Interested in joining this group of amazing humans? Email for more information info@angelride.org

What are my Volunteering options?

Volunteer Check-In Team

Shift Times:
Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm at Camp Wightman, North Stonington

Saturday 6:00am – 8:30am at Camp Wightman, North Stonington

Saturday 10:00am – 12:30pm at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, Union

  • Check in all registered volunteers.
  • Provide any event supplies before deploying volunteers to their assignment
  • Hand out schedules/answer any questions pertaining to assignments.
  • Lift up to 20lbs

Route Marking Team

  • If you’re able to commit to an entire day and willing to drive and mark the route, this is for you!
  • Shift: Thursday and/or Friday before event. (May 21 and/or May 22, 2020)

Greeting Team

  • Shift Times:

Friday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Buses will be available from The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp in Union to Camp Wightman in North Stonington

  • Small team of people greeting and assisting Riders with luggage and bikes.
  • Provide information, support and positivity for Riders with butterflies.
  • Lift 10-20lbs.
  • Assist bus driver hired to transport participants by acting as navigator and communications assistant.

Saturday 6:30am – 8:00am

at Camp Wightman, North Stonington

  • Small team of people greeting and assisting Riders with luggage and bikes.
  • Provide information, support and positivity for Riders with butterflies.
  • Lift 10-20lbs.

Traffic, Safety & Parking Team

  • Shift Times:

Saturday 5:45am – 9:00am
Camp Wightman, North Stonington

Saturday 11:00am – 2:30pm or 
Saturday 2:00pm – 6:00pm
The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, Union

  • Maintains safe traffic flow at the start/finish location.
  • Manages vehicle parking area and directs vehicles to designated parking areas.
  • Checks in vehicles, allowing only those that are permitted to be on-site.
  • Requires standing for extended periods of time.
  • Lift 20lbs.

SAG (Supplies & Gear) Team

  • Shift Time: Saturday 6:00am – 5:30pm
  • 2 Volunteers per vehicle.
  • Drives official event vans and picks up riders and their bikes with fatigue, medical or mechanical problems and transports them to the next rest stop along the route.
  • Secure bike to bike rack for transport on the road and removes bike at next rest stop so that rider may continue riding after they’ve had a rest or had a technical issue resolved.
  • Drive official event vehicles (no personal vehicles allowed).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Lift 20-30lbs.

Sweep Team

  • Shift Time: Saturday  7:00am – 5:30pm
  • As part of SAG Team, you will follow the last Rider on the route and offer assistance when needed.
  • Always remain behind the last Rider.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Drive an official event vehicle (no personal vehicles allowed).
  • Lift 20lbs.

Moto Crew (Motorcycle Safety Team)

  • Shift Time: Saturday 6:00am – 5:30pm
  • Works with staff and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage for riders during the event.
  • Assists at difficult intersections and other locations as requested.
  • Team members direct riders only and in no way direct vehicle traffic.
  • Team members must provide their own motorcycle, have a valid motorcycle license and insurance.
  • Team members must wear a helmet and safety vest.

Rest Stop Teams

  • Shift Time: Various Locations & Times
  • Manage set-up and break down, food distribution and traffic control at a designated rest stop locations along the ride route.
  • Cross check Ride’s numbers as they enter rest stop area and report to CIC.
  • Cheer like crazy!

Bike Parking Valet Team

  • Shift: Various Locations & Times
  • Maintain bike racks at the Start & Finish sites.
  • Set up & maintain water and sports drink for Riders to fill their water bottles prior to riding out and during the finish line festival.
  • Provide security over bikes while participants are registering or enjoying the finish line festivities.
  • Serve as cheerleaders, welcoming and assisting Riders in from the route.
  • Lift up to 20lbs.

Rider Check-In Team

  • Shift at Time: Saturday 6:00am – 9:00am at Camp Wightman, North Stonington
  • Check-in and register Riders for the event.
  • Collect donations.
  • Distribute wristbands and bike numbers.
  • Must be outgoing, encouraging and friendly.
  • Lift up to 15lbs.

Logistics Team: Set-up 

  • Shift Time/Locations vary
  • Assist in the set-up of registration, opening ceremony and finish line festival.
  • Distribute tables, chairs, and table covers.
  • Distribute trash & recycling bins and liners.
  • Lift 20-30lbs.

Jersey/Water Bottle Distribution Team

  • Shift Time: Saturday 6:00am – 8:00am at Camp Wightman, North Stonington
  • Distribute Rider jerseys and water bottles to participants displaying official event wristband.
  • Reference Rider Report for requested jersey size and check off name when distributed.
  • Keep area stocked, neat and organized.
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Lift up to 20lbs.

Medical Team

  • Shift Time: Various Locations & Times
  • Made up of a variety of medical professionals, including RNs, MDs, EMTs and paramedics.
  • Provides First Aid medical support at each of the rest stops.
  • Provides First Aid medical support as Medical Rider.
  • Will manage emergency situations that arise until local emergency medical services arrive on the scene.
  • Must provide license/certification and proof of insurance.

Little AngelRider Team

  • Shift Time: (we’re working on it!)
  • Assist with Little Angel’s check-in and t-shirt distribution.
  • Assist with sign making and other arts and crafts.
  • Monitor the area and keep free of hazards.

Massage/Reiki Team

  • Shift Times:
    Saturday 1:00pm-3:30pm or
    Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, Union
  • Provides essential massage/ services at the finish sites.
  • Massage therapists required to provide their own massage table.
  • Must provide license/certification and proof of insurance.

Food & Beverage Team

  • Shift: Time & Locations vary: Start & Finish
  • Maintain the food, beverage tent areas at the Start(s) and Finish.
  • No cooking or prep required.
  • Lift 25lbs.

Cheering Stations

  • Shift Time/Locations vary
  • Cheer on the Riders as they pass by!

Merchandise Team

  • Shift Time: Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, Union
  • Set up and break down retail tent.
  • Sets up and breaks down display materials and equipment.
  • Keeps area neat and attractive.
  • Interacts with participants and the public.
  • Lift up to 50lbs.

Finish-line Cheering Team

  • Shift Times:
    Saturday 10:00am – 1:30pm and/or
    Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Cheer the Riders at the Finish Line!
  • Ring cowbells often and enthusiastically!

Logistics Team: Drop/Sweep

  • Shifts: Times and days vary
  • Drop off & set up Start/Finish.
  • Drop off & set up Rest Stops
  • Drive with Route and work with Rest Stop teams to set up/close rest stops according to schedule.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be comfortable driving 24’ box truck.
  • Lift 30lbs.

Logistics Team: Breakdown

  • Shifts: Time/Location vary.
  • Assist in the break down of all event elements after the close of the finish line festival.
  • Ensures that site is left cleaner than when the Ride arrived on site.
  • Lift 20-30lbs.