CREW AND VOLUNTEER

CREW TEAMS

Registering as a Crew Member is a great way to make a difference and use your expertise to help others. When you serve as a Crew Member on The Ride, you will be executing BC’s largest cycling fundraiser event and will be rewarded in ways that you’ve never imagined.

Before registering as a Crew Member, it is important to know that the hours can be long, things can change at the last minute and some teams are physically demanding. As a Crew Member, you’ll attend the entire event in a service capacity, but you will not participate in The Ride itself.

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VOLUNTEER TEAMS

Volunteers contribute their time, skills and creativity to bring The Ride to Conquer Cancer to life. Volunteers help us to produce the powerful Opening Ceremonies in Cloverdale, build our Main Campsite in Chilliwack and manage the busy Finish Line in Hope. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference.

There are many different opportunities on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday to volunteer as an individual or as a group and we look forward to working with you to find a good fit.

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CREW

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is not just for cyclists — it’s for the entire community. Can’t ride the 200+ kilometers? Join one of our Crew teams and make a different kind of impact.

You’ll join us for the full weekend and experience the production side of BC’s largest cycling fundraiser event. As crew, you too will get to join in on the celebrations at camp in Chilliwack and at the finish line in Hope. All your meals are included for the weekend as well as transportation back to Cloverdale.

In order for us to support you to work and travel with us for two days, there is a $25 fee to help us cover the cost of these amenities. There are many teams to choose from and whichever one you pick, you’ll be the heart of our event, creating a life changing experience for everyone involved.

Ready to join the Crew? Download this Crew Assignment Form and email it to the Crew Coordinator Lara Patrao at bcridecrew@conquercancer.ca or in the mail at 303 – 698 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3K6.

FUNDRAISING

We give all Crew members a goal of $500 and encourage everyone to do the best they can to help us raise record funds. Since 2009 the Ride has raised over $85 million dollars towards cancer research in BC and we won’t stop there. You never know who has been touched by cancer and may want to contribute to your efforts in supporting BC Cancer Foundation.  Call us at 1-888-624-2453 (ext. 7064) to get your personal page set up today.

FAQ

What kind of Crew teams are there?

New to Crew?
Click below to review all the Crew teams for the 2018 event.
Teams Doc

Already registered?
Review the 2018 teams, download your Crew Assignment form and then send it back to us completed to secure your preferred team.
Assignment Doc

 

My friends and family are riding as part of a team. Can I still be a part of that team as a Crew member?

Definitely! Your fundraising can be added to a team total and you can join them at camp for the festivities, just make sure you let the Crew Coordinator know so we can schedule your shift accordingly.

 

How old must I be to join Crew?

You have to be 16 years old or older to join our Crew teams. Anyone between ages 16 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the same role and area during the event weekend.

 

Do you accept groups?

Absolutely. We encourage groups of friends, classmates and colleagues to join us for an incredible experience. Whether you’re looking for a team building opportunity or a chance to give back to the community, we’ve got it all.

 

Do you provide food for Crew?

We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks both Saturday and Sunday for our Crew members. We also provide a vegetarian/gluten free option. Please note however that for all other allergies or preferences to please bring your own lunch and snacks.

 

How many volunteer hours am I credited with?

Crew members are credited with 40 volunteer hours for the full two day commitment.

 

Do I have to fundraise as a crew member?

Crew members get all the same support as the Riders so we encourage all our Crew to help us raise funds. It’s easier than you think and you never know who has been touched by cancer and may want to contribute to your efforts.

Do you provide camping accommodations for crew?

We have tents already set up for Crew joining us at Camp in Chilliwack. Drop off your overnight gear with us on Saturday morning and we’ll make sure it’s waiting for you at Camp when you arrive.

 

Do I need to drive myself or have access to a car?

We take care of your transportation on event, from the start line to camp on Saturday and from the finish in Hope back to Cloverdale. As long as you can meet us at the start line, we’ve got you covered from there. The Sweep team are encouraged to bring their cars for the entire event.

Volunteer

There are many different opportunities on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday to volunteer as an individual or as a group and we look forward to working with you to find a good fit. We have lots of teams to choose from and all volunteers are provided with snacks and hydration.

Click here for more information on volunteer roles. There is no registration fee to participate as a volunteer. Download this Volunteer Assignment Form and email it to your Volunteer Coordinator at bcridecrew@conquercancer.ca or mail it to 303 – 698 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3K6

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES?

 

  • Camp Volunteers: Meet us in Chilliwack on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to help us build the Main Campground for the overnight stay. We’ll set up and take down sleeping tents, tables and chairs and more over the course of the event weekend.
  • Friday Event Volunteers: Join us onsite the day before to help with opening ceremonies set-up, bike parking and more.
  • Saturday Event Volunteers: Come out on Day 1 of the event weekend to help with Rider check in, water stations, tear down and more.
  • Finish Line Volunteers: Join us in Hope at the finish line to welcome riders and help them prepare for their travel back to Cloverdale.
  • Office Volunteers: Come to the office Downtown for a few hours in the lead up to the event and help with packing our mail outs.

Any questions reach out to bcridecrew@conquercancer.ca call 1-888-624-2453 (ext. 7064)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION/FAQS

 

What is the difference between Crew and volunteer?

Crew members commit to helping us out all day Saturday and all day Sunday for the full duration of the event and travel along with us from Cloverdale to Hope. Because of this large commitment, Crew members pay a registration fee to secure their meals for two days, a tent at Camp for the overnight stay and transportation back from Hope.

 

Will I get my meals provided as a volunteer?

Since volunteers commit to short shifts, we provide hydration and snacks for all event volunteers. If you are available to commit to supporting us for the full two day weekend, we encourage you to register as Crew to join us for both days of the event.

 

Do you offer volunteers a letter confirming hours?

If you require a letter of volunteer hours, please let the Crew and Volunteer Coordinator know in advance. We can email you a letter post event, or sign off in person if you can bring forms with you. Crew members receive an automatic 40 hours and volunteer hours are based on the hours worked.

 

Can I help fundraise as a volunteer?

Absolutely! Since 2009 the Ride has raised over $85 million dollars towards cancer research and we won’t stop there. You never know who has been touched by cancer and may want to contribute to your efforts in supporting BC Cancer Foundation. Let the Crew and Volunteer Coordinator know you want to help raise funds to make a plan today.

 

How old must I be to volunteer?

You have to be 16 years old or older to volunteer. Anyone between ages 16 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the same role and area during the event weekend.

 

Do you accept groups?

Absolutely. We encourage groups of friends, classmates and colleagues to join us for an incredible experience. Whether you’re looking for a team building opportunity or a chance to give back to the community, we’ve got it all.

 

How long is a volunteer shift?

Usually they are between 4 – 6 hours. Office Volunteers are usually shorter.

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