FAQ

What’s in it for me?

 Volunteering is a great way to:

  •         Learn new skills
  •         Meet new people
  •         Build your resume
  •         Fulfill school or other community service requirements
  •         Give back to your community

 

How do I sign up:
Edmonton.triathlon.org sign up under the volunteer tab.


What is the time commitment?
It is preferred that each volunteer choose  two or more shifts during the weekend event.  That would be approximately 12 hours total.

 

What are the hours?
The event days are early, some  of the positions will start at 5:30am, and most will start by 7:00am. There are also afternoon shifts which will begin around 12noon. You can choose your shift in consultation with your area captain.

 

What kinds of things would I do as a volunteer?

There are many different opportunities to choose from. Please check the Roles & Descriptions page for more information but here are some options: 

  • - Provide water and refreshment to athletes
  • - Be a marshal on the course where you would encourage athletes, and keep the course safe
  • - Keep the start area clear
  • - Help with access control, ensuring security of certain access points
  • - Serve food and water to volunteers
  • - Provide information support to guests and spectators

 

How old do I have to be?
16 years old is our minimum age to volunteer but - Anyone under 16 can volunteer with a parent, at the discretion of the volunteer management team.


What is involved in training?
   Attend the volunteer orientation July 9 or 10 (day depends in what area you have chosen to volunteer - your Team Captain will inform you of which date applies to you). You will receive specific instructions for your role during the orientation event from your Team Captain.

 

What should I wear?
Volunteers will be given a t-shirt to wear to identify them as volunteers.

  • Black or khaki shorts or pants.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunhat

 

What position has the greatest need?

Bike or run course marshals


Do I get to choose where I volunteer?
Select your first choice and we will do our best to accommodate you. Some positions fill faster than others, - we may need to place you in an area of greater need.

 

What do I need to bring with me for my shift?
We provide lunch, snacks, water and sunscreen.

It is advised that you bring your own food if you have specific food needs. 
If you are out on the course, you may want to bring a lawn chair and a book since there is some wait time before races start.