Hello and Thanks for clicking on our Volunteer Page.
If you are a Volunteer already or, if you are thinking of becoming a volunteer for September 2018, we Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We really appreciate your time and dedication. A successful, safe and fun tour depends on you.
You will have a daily schedule in 2018 Cancervive Cycle Tour Booklet. Each morning ensure your vans are stocked with sufficient aid station supplies, fill your water jugs, ensure the gas tank is full and your van is ready to transport riders and their gear. You will be expected to locate and set up your assigned aid station. Don’t worry we will help you find the right place. You will need to prepare your picnic table with all the inviting and delicious food for the very hungry and thirsty riders. We try to pick nice scenic spots for your aid station because we want to make the most of this Tour for you. There is some heavy lifting involved.
We ask that you register on the website, pay the $100.00 registration, that is actually a donation to Wellspring, you will get a Charitable tax receipt right away. Through this registration you will be providing information about you, your waiver will be signed and you are making people aware of your contribution as an official Cancervive Volunteer. Thank you for using the online system. Click on the Blue Button that says “Register Here”, then select, “Volunteer”.
After the first couple of days you will get the jest of what the is expected for the day, but if in doubt always text me (Chris) at 403-585-0056. Where we have no cell or radio service, we will provide the communication plan accordingly.
Volunteers for 2018
Gary Veinot (driver), Linda Ebbern (driver), Kham Deresang (bike mechanic) , Janis Kelman (food and supplies) Joyce Slaney (aid station), Kevin Hanrahan (medic) , Alexis Mageau (medic) , Jim Fridfinnson (medic) , Julie Ridley (van driver and aid station) , Anna Somerville (driver), Selina Campbell (coach)
Volunteer positions still open:
4 more Van Drivers/ Aid station support , 2 of the Van Drivers need be able to pull a small cargo trailer.
8 Aid Station people, to find the spot, put our signs and set up the food/beverages. Set up and clean up, manage recyclables and garbage.
A few rules, and things to bring.
Communication is key! There will be a radio check each morning to ensure all volunteers can communicate on the road. Keep your phones charged, it’s extremely helpful to have access to texting, emails, and especially photo taking. This is a tour, we are on the road and staying in a different location each night. Keep track of the riders, get to know them, provide constant encouragement and support.
Pick up your support vehicle (van) and know what’s in your van kit. We need two volunteer drivers who are comfortable pulling a trailer.
Bring a credit card as you will need to get gas and maybe pick up supplies along the way. Keep you receipts and you will be reimbursed.
Read the “Rules of the Road” and all contents of your booklet to be very familiar with the daily schedule. It will help you know your riders and volunteers and help you figure out what’s expected. Road Maps will be provided to help you find your Aid Station location.
Social aspects, Please attend all safety and volunteer meetings, things change daily with people, supplies, weather, you name it and we need to be prepared. Please no smoking. And no drinking until everyone is safely parked at the hotel.
Events: Please try to attend and bring friends who would also like to volunteer on
- Wednesday June 13th is the INFORMATION NIGHT @ Wellspring Carma House at 1404 Home Road NW
- September 10th: 12:00 noon, Pick up date for Vans @ Driving Force on Barlow Trail NW. Medic volunteers pick up the MTC between 10-11:00am at Balzac. Directions to follow.
- September 10th: 1:00pm drive vans to Wellspring to load supplies and mount magnetic signs@ parking lot across from Wellspring on Home Road.
- September 11th: meet at Wellspring Carma House at 8:00am, following breakfast, help riders load what they need and drive to Naguay Road and meet start the tour.
For more information about volunteer opportunities and how you can help, please contact
If you’re a cyclist, consider riding instead! Find out more about the ride and how to register here.