Roles & Tips

Thank you to all our volunteers in making the RBC GranFondo Whistler a success. We hope to see you all again next year! 

Volunteering Tips

Please read the Volunteer Orientation Guide below, which contains important information about the event. Please read through this carefully, it will help you fully prepare for your experience with us.

(Click to view and download as a pdf)

Dress in layers for all weather possibilities. Many volunteer roles will require being outside. Working outside is way more fun when you are dressed appropriately for the weather. That means:

  • Rain jacket and rain pants plus waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable footwear that you can wear for 10 hours and still be comfortable
  • Layers that you can put on or take off depending on temperature

Bring your own food and water
Always come prepared to events with a full water bottle and some basic snack items for yourself. Events will provide snacks and refreshments, but sometimes the timing doesn't fit when you may get hungry.

Speak up
If you're not fully comfortable with a given task or role, please don't hesitate to speak up and ask. Event volunteers have the full obligation to voice their concerns and should ask for clarification when needed. Whether it's the heat, heavy lifting or a disgruntled rider, please let your Event Captain know so that the situation can be dealt with as soon as possible.

Be prepared
Arrive on time for your shift and fully read all the materials that have been provided before your shift. Arriving fully informed and prepared will add to the enjoyment of your experience as you will be able to answer direct and answer questions with confidence.