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When

Sun May 07, 2017, 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Where

PLAZA MIDWOOD NEIGHBORHOODCOMMONWEALTH NEIGHBORHOODELIZABETH NEIGHBORHOODCharlotte, NC 28203

About

Volunteer shifts: 10am - 5:30pm; 10am - 1:30 pm and 1pm to 5:30pm

Intersection Superheroes!

  • Responsibilities: These volunteers will be in charge of welcoming participants to the event, answering questions, offering directions, and keeping an eye on adjacent driveways and parking deck entrances. In the event that a car exits onto the route, Intersection Superheroes will help direct cars to proceed slowly and safely to the nearest route exit and/or CMPD officer.

  • Shifts: 11:30 - 2:30pm and 2pm - 5pm

  • Age Restrictions: All volunteers must be ages 18+.

  • Supplies Provided: Volunteers will be provided with a route map, water, a reflective vest, and a volunteer t-shirt

  • Supplies to Bring: Please bring a folding chair, sunscreen, and an umbrella (if the weather looks threatening).

  • Check-in and Training Instructions for first shift: Volunteers will report to the Volunteer Training tent at 11:30am at the corner of Pecan and Commonwealth.

  • Check-in and Training Instructions for second shift: Volunteers will report to the Volunteer Training tent at 2pm at the corner of Pecan and Commonwealth.

Evaluation Team

  • Responsibilities: Volunteers will assist with surveys and counts to help determine event attendance and evaluate participants’ experience. We’re looking for friendly, outgoing people who are excited to interact with participants and welcome them to the event. These volunteers will also be in charge of the "smile counters" signs. During the event staff will rotate/visit/check-in with each team.

  • Shifts: 12:30pm - 3pm and 2:30pm - 5pm

  • Age Restrictions: Each volunteer group must have at least one adult age 18+.

  • Supplies Provided: Volunteers will be provided with a route map, water, clipboard, surveys, and a volunteer t-shirt

  • Supplies to Bring: Please bring a folding chair, sunscreen, and an umbrella (if the weather looks threatening).

  • Check-in and Training Instructions for first shift: Volunteers will report to the Volunteer Training tent at 12:30pm at the corner of Pecan and Commonwealth.

  • Check-in and Training Instructions for second shift: Volunteers will report to the Volunteer Training tent at 2:30pm at the corner of Pecan and Commonwealth.

Railroad Crossing Guards

  • Responsibilities: These volunteers will "guard" the intersection of Pecan Avenue and the railroad (near Bay Street). The primary job for these volunteers will be to warn cyclists to be careful crossing the tracks. Volunteers will use cones and chalk to encourage cyclists to cross the tracks at a 90 degree angle so their tires don’t fall in. If a train approaches during the event, the volunteers will make sure that participants wait for the gate arms to life before they cross the tracks.

  • Shifts: 12:30pmto 3pm and 2:30pm - 5pm

  • Age Restrictions: Each volunteer group must have at least one adult age 18+.

  • Supplies Provided: Volunteers will be provided with a route map, water, reflective vests, chalk, traffic cones, signs, and a volunteer t-shirt.

  • Supplies to Bring: Please bring a folding chair, sunscreen, and an umbrella (if the weather looks threatening).

  • Check-in and Training Instructions first shift volunteers: All morning volunteers will need to check in at the Volunteer Training tent at 12:30pm at the corner of Pecan and Commonwealth, once they are checked in they can report to the RR tracks on Pecan approximately 2 blocks from check-in for training.

  • Check-in and Training Instructions for second shift volunteers: All afternoon volunteers will need to check in at the Volunteer Training tent at 2:30pm at the corner of Pecan and Commonwealth, once they are checked in they can report to the RR tracks on Pecan approximately 2 blocks from check-in for training.

Activity Zone Volunteers

  • Responsibilities: These volunteers will be in charge of assisting each Zone Captain. Duties may include assisting with bicycle rentals/valet, giving out water, guiding activity hosts and food trucks to the correct location, greeting participants, answering questions about the route/event, distributing supplies, etc. It will be the responsibility of the staff member assigned as the Zone Captain to deploy and direct their volunteers as needed.

  • Shifts: 12:30pmto 3pm and 2:30pm - 5pm

  • Age Restrictions: Each volunteer group must have at least one adult age 18+.

  • Supplies Provided: Volunteers will be provided with a route map, water, and a volunteer t-shirt.

  • Supplies to Bring: Please bring sunscreen and an umbrella (if the weather looks threatening).

  • Check-in and Training Instructions first shift volunteers: All morning volunteers will report to their Zone Captain at their assigned Activity Zone Hub at 12:30pm for training and to receive materials/t-shirts, etc.

  • Check-in and Training Instructions for second shift volunteers: All afternoon volunteers will report to their Zone Captain at their assigned Activity Zone Hub at 2:30pm for training and to receive materials/t-shirts, etc.

  • Zones:Arts & Science Zone, Green Zone, Wellness Zone, Family Zone

Skills

  • Event Management
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Visual Arts
  • Security
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 1/2 hours

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