Pedal-with-Pete is possible because of our volunteers’ dedication to increase public awareness of and raise funds for research. Most volunteer roles involve preparation of the events and logistics on ride day. Volunteer opportunities are available with varying levels of commitment. Your time investment can be as little as four hours on ride day or you can make a longer term commitment to the local planning team.
Volunteer positions for “Pedal-with-Pete, Columbus, Ohio”
Would you like to help people of all ages and abilities do something ACTIVE, MEANINGFUL, and COST EFFECTIVE? Would you like to have FUN doing something MEANINGFUL and using your CREATIVITY, SMARTS, and/or ORGANIZATIONAL ability? Would you like to help people WALK their TALK (or PEDAL their PRATTLE)? Then Volunteer with us! Review the list of opportunities below or download this flyer.
Set up, clean up, registration, food stops, etc: 2016 Day of Event volunteers – to sign-up, please check back here for an online sign-up form which will be available approximately May/June 2016 for the July 30th event. Time Commitments range from from 3 to 8 hours. The spirit at this event is electric, positive, and friendly. You’ll leave tired yet rejuvenated!
Volunteers who help organize the Columbus event meet year-round, once a month, at 6:00 PM, near OSU’s Campus on the second Tuesday of the month. Some volunteers are “directors”, and others assist the directors with marketing, fund-raising, route planning and marking, record-keeping, requesting door-prizes, and other logistics. Everyone gets a feeling of accomplishment, camaraderie, and the joy of moving forward CP research and helping people.
Ride Chair / Co-Chair
Chair and coordinate volunteer meetings
Attend board meetings
Coordinate all scheduling, fund raising, PR, and operational activities
Coordinate day-before staging, the event day, and the post-event follow-up.
Determine volunteer needs
Create position descriptions
Assign volunteers to roles
Send volunteer communications
Fund Development Director
Update sponsor publicity
Call/Email/Snail mail existing sponsors
Write formal letter to existing donors
Find and develop new sponsors
Thanks sponsors, donors, participants through email or letter
Recruit and coordinate entertainment such as:
Clown, Balloon Artist, Magician, kiddie art, face painting
Publish an Event and Entertainment Schedule
Create maps of the Start/Stop Site for Volunteer use
Coordinate set-up volunteers on event day
Coordinate tear-down volunteers on event day
Coordinate borrowing and return of loaned materials for event day
Cycling Route Support Director
Coordinate route design and Map construction
Coordinate route marking
Coordinate SAG team
Coordinate publication of the electronic route descriptions
Pedal-with-Pete Available Volunteer Positions for the Kent Ride (one year commitment):
Take and prepare minutes for Pedal-with-Pete meetings, typically held once a month January thru June and quarterly July thru December; Thursdays at 7PM. Time requirement 2-3 hours a month when there are meetings.
Arrange publicity for the Pedal-with-Pete annual ride in Kent, OH. Attend PwP meetings, typically held once a month January thru June and quarterly July thru December; Thursdays at 7PM. Time requirement 2-3 hours a month when there are meetings. Time requirement 1- 2 hours per month except January, February, and May, add several hours per month.
Organize corporate donations, food donations for ride day, door prize donations for ride. Attend PwP meetings typically held once a month January thru June and quarterly July thru December; Thursdays at 7PM. Time requirement 2-3 hours a month when there are meetings. Time requirement 1- 2 hours per month except January, February, and May, add several hours per month.
Day of Ride Volunteer (some jobs listed below)
setup/tear down, registration, food, rest stop, check in and out, door prize drawing, bike raffle
Bike Routes (some jobs listed below)
Update maps, make changes to current routes, establish a new route, review route a few weeks before the ride to make sure there are no problems.
Volunteer Positions for “Pedal-with-Pete Foundation" Board of Directors:
Board membership. If you would like to nominate someone for our board of directors, please contact Cathy Levy, Vice President, , or Ernie Larger, President of the Board, . We are always looking for people with leadership skills and specially skills as a friend or family / extend-family member of someone with CP, or, someone with Publicity/Marketing Skills, or, someone with Fundraising expertise, or, someone with Legal expertise, to help build our board. We meet about 10 times a year, in Hilliard, almost monthly, and do work outside the meetings too.