Volunteer

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.

DAY-OF-EVENT POSITIONS
The sign-up process starts sometime between April and June using an online tool.  This website shows positions that we used last year https://www.volunteersignup.org/7DWHC

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!

PLANNING POSITIONS
Volunteers who help organize the Columbus event meet for about 6 months, once a month, in the evening. 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.

Volunteer Director
Determine volunteer needs
Create position descriptions
Recruit volunteers
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

Entertainment Director
Recruit and coordinate entertainment such as:
Musicians
Clown, Balloon Artist, Magician, kiddie art, face painting
Massage, Yoga
New entertainment
Publish an Event and Entertainment Schedule

Social Media Director
Update Facebook age
Update Twitter feed
Work closely with PwP website developer

Cycling Support Director
Coordinate route design and Map and Cue Sheet construction
Coordinate route marking team
Coordinate SAG team
Coordinate publication of the electronic route descriptions
Coordinate team of volunteers that works at the New Rider Help Center on event day

Door Prize Director
Solicit donations, Coordinate the solicitation of donations of a team of volunteers
Coordinate day of event prize drawings
Mail door prizes where necessary

Marketing Director
Submit event date information to cycling web sites
Coordinate the distribution of Event Brochures throughout the city
Work with Pelotonia, Bike Source, Consider Biking and other bike groups
Work closely with PWP web site developer
Coordinate creation and distribution of yard signs

Site Director
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

New volunteers are always welcome! Contact us at: pwp@pedal-with-pete.org, for more information on how to get involved.

 

Pedal-with-Pete Available Volunteer Positions for the Kent Ride (one year commitment)

Because our foundation is entirely volunteer-based, we rely on support from the community. If you are interested in planning, donating, riding, walking, for the 2017 Kent event, please complete this form and a volunteer with contact you.

Secretary
Take and prepare minutes for Pedal-with-Pete meetings, typically held once a month January thru June and quarterly July thru December.  Time requirement 2-3 hours a month when there are meetings.

Publicity Chairman
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.  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.

Donations Chairman
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.  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.

Cycling Coordinator
Update maps, make changes to current routes, establish new routes, review/ride routes prior to event day.

Event Day Volunteer
Setup/tear down, registration, food prep/service, rest stop sitter, rider check-out (and in), route directions/starter

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, cathy.levy@gmail.com , or Ernie Larger, President of the Board, larger@ameritech.net .  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.

The Pedal-with-Pete Board is run professionally and the Executive Board strives to run meetings so that all members’ time is used wisely in pursuit of our common goal to move the cause of CP research forward.

 

 

 

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