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Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 29, 2016

Where

Shadow Cliffs Regional Park2500 Stanley Blvd.Pleasanton, CA 94566

About

The 7th Annual Wheels for Meals Ride, a fundraising event benefiting Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, enables local Meals

on Wheels programs to prepare and deliver nutritious meals and perform wellness checks for more than 2,200 seniors in Alameda

County each delivery day.

Help us support 1,200 cyclists, both professional and beginner, as they ride through the scenic Livermore Valley Wine Country andreturn to Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton for the post­ride More than a Meal celebration and booth exposition.

**ALL VOLUNTEERS: Please complete a volunteer application in addition to singing up here. Visit www.feedingseniors.org for application, and return it no later than October 12, 2016 via email to info@feedingseniors.org or fax to 734.264.6195.

**NOTE FOR UNDERAGE VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Visit www.feedingseniors.org for Parental Consent Form & Liability Waiver, and return it no later than October 12, 2016 via email to info@feedingseniors.org or fax to 734.264.6195.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to helping us make this important event a successful one. Your time is valued andappreciated by all of us at Meals on Wheels of Alameda County.

Volunteer Roles:

  • GREETER: Be the first smiling face that riders see in the morning. Welcome and direct riders to the check-in booth.
  • RIDER CHECK-IN: Check-in is staggered by route throughout the morning. Ideal for a friendly, customer service-oriented, and charismatic individual who can problem solve quickly and efficiently.
  • VENDOR CHECK-IN: Vendors will come to you first to inquire about their booth location.
  • SPECIAL CASES REPRESENTATIVE: Assist participants with any check-in issues that may arise.
  • EARLY MORNING EVENT SETUP: We need your help bright and early to help unload the truck and setup our check-in and breakfast areas. Ideal for early risers who are willing and able to lift, carry and haul supplies.
  • BREAKFAST: Help serve a hearty breakfast to the awesome riders.
  • POST-RIDE CELEBRATION SETUP: We need your help setting up tents, tables, chairs, etc. for the post-ride celebration. Be prepared to lift and carry items for setup.
  • LUNCH: Help serve famished riders upon finishing their ride by assisting with the setup of buffet lines and serving of food to the amazing riders. Ideal for those who are friendly, customer service-oriented and upbeat.
  • CHEER SQUAD: Motivate and cheer on the riders as they ride along the routes and cross the finish line. Wave signs, ring cow bells, and hoot and holler to let riders know how appreciated they are and of course, to keep going. Ideal for youth and groups (i.e. community groups, high school and college clubs) and people with limited mobility who would like to bring lawn chairs to sit along a route or at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Park.
  • SAG: Skilled volunteers needed. Patrol the route to communicate any medical situations, help cyclists with bike issues, or give them a lift back to the park/rest stop, etc.). Cycling/bike repair knowledge is preferable, but not required. Volunteers must have their own car with a bike rack. Vehicle gas will be reimbursed upon request.
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Photograph riders in action, families, booth vendors, lunch crew, and volunteers.
  • WFMR STORE REPRESENTATIVE: Assist riders and their families in purchasing WFMR items to commemorate the 2016 ride.
  • WFMR PRIZE INCENTIVE REPRESENTATIVE:Assist riders in obtaining their incentive prizes.
  • ROUTE ASSISTANT: You will be assigned to a specific intersection to direct riders and act as a safety monitor and be part of the cheer squad. Great for pairs due to frequent isolation.
  • REST STOPS (times will vary): Riders look forward to the fun-themed rest stops where they can rehydrate, grab snacks and words of encouragement from you. Oh yes, and a bathroom break too. Ideal for those who are friendly, customer service-oriented, energetic, and upbeat.
  • CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPISTS: CMTs or students are invited to practice their craft. Feel free to bring a tip jar and promote your business.
  • CLEAN-UP CREW: Help us break down tents, tables and clean-up so we can leave the park just as we found it.
  • HAM RADIO OPERATOR: Skilled volunteer ham radio operators needed.
  • FLOATERS: Be the go-to person for WFMR staff.

Skills

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • People Skills
  • Group Facilitation
  • Bicycling
  • Bike Mechanics / Repair
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
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