Vélo Vert Festival à Villard-de-Lans

Become a volunteer

A big thank you to the 350 volunteers at the 2017 edition!

The Vélo Vert Festival would not be what it has become without all the volunteers who, for the last 8 years, participate fully in the success of this big MTB celebration. If your heart’s in it, we suggest that you come and share this time with us, a moment of exchange, meeting, and team work at the heart of the Vélo Vert Festival organisation team.

Become a volunteer !

 

The missions

The missions of volunteers are diverse and varied:

Welcome: at the show or the village, you will be the first contact festival goers have and will need to help direct them and respond to questions.

Registrations: you have a privileged contact with festival goers on one of the different stages of the registration process. Understanding IT tools (I-Pad, computer) is recommended. A good humoured nature and a smile is a must.

Signaller: this is the post that needs the most volunteers. You are in contact with the participants: you give them directions and watch over their safety. The participants are thankful for your presence and hear and take in your encouragements. Outdoors, the weather can make this role difficult.

Feed stations: this role consists of putting in place and looking after the feed stations. They are planned for each organised race and ride. There is both physical handling of goods and contact with the participants.

Logistics: this team looks after the construction and pulling down of structures before and after the event, whether this is at the show area or the races. This post is physical and needs a good understanding of manual professions.

Animations: this post consists of welcoming families and their children at the village activities and ensuring the smooth running of activities.

Restauration: you contribute to the happiness of volunteer teams and exhibitors by participating in putting together the volunteer lunch packs and the meal service for exhibitors.

Signage / taking down signage: Before all events you will prepare the route as best as possible. It’s your signage that will mean festival goers can take part in events without getting lost on the trails. Once the races & rides are finished, it is time to take away all signage and all trace of our presence. Outdoors, the weather can make this role difficult. A good physical condition and understanding of the land is needed

Opening / Closing race: On your motorbike you will open and close the timed races and the rides. Outdoors, the weather can make this role difficult. A good physical condition and understanding of the land is needed

Test loop Brigade: During the event you’ll be on your bike to ensure the signage is correct and ensure the safety of test loops. Outdoors, the weather can make this role difficult. A good physical condition and understanding of the land is needed.

– Safety & Security: health professionals, are you able to lend a hand? You are more than welcome throughout the weekend. Whether you prefer being outdoors or close to the village events, the participants need you.

Make your choice and we try to respect this as best as possible according to the event needs. Whatever your gender, whether you ride or not, whether you are available 1, 2, 3 or 6 days… we welcome all volunteers over 16 years of age in the big friendly Vélo Vert Festival team to accompany us on the 2018 edition, the 1st to 3rd of June 2018.

Become a volunteer supervisor

The volunteer supervisor will manage a group of 5-10 volunteers.

These missions are important as they guarantee the smooth running of the Festival as well as the security of volunteers and participants.

 

Missions of the supervisor before the festival

Contact his/her group of volunteers 3 weeks before the event to ensure their availability and create a first link with them.

Attend the opening festival briefing to :

– Meet the volunteers,

– Get to know the on site rescue, first aid and help locations,

– Agree the organisation plan and meeting points with your volunteers,

– Pick up your « Organisation » t-shirts and badges.

Become a volunteer

Missions of the supervisor during the festival

Train the volunteers.

Check that they have the necessary material.

Check their availability, in advance for the next day as well as during the day.

(In case of absence or non response, contact the volunteer coordination centre).

Manage their breaks.

Anticipate and organise their tasks in function of activity peaks.

Retrieve the necessary material for your activities and check they are in good condition before distributing to volunteers.

Stay in contact with your volunteers in order to check their presence at their post, to manage any incidents and to check they leave their post at the end of their assigned hours.

Return the material at the end of the day.

Bring any incident to the attention of the volunteer coordination centre via the form « main courante ».

The commitments of the organiser towards the volunteer supervisor

Presentation of the role description.

Training for the position.

Providing all material needed in good functioning condition.

Reminder of security instructions, both general and specific to the post.  

Taking into account any incidents that are brought to their attention.

The packs

To thank you for your help at our side, the Vélo Vert Festival at Villard-de-Lans organisation gives you a volunteer Pack corresponding to the time invested:

> Volunteer Pack 1: between 1 & 2 volunteer time slots*

– Organisation T-shirt

– €31 worth of Vélo Vert Festival registration given

– 1 entrance to the Leisure area (Watersports centre & Ice rink)

> Volunteer Pack 2: between 3 & 4 volunteer time slots

– Organisation T-shirt

– €41 worth of Vélo Vert Festival registration given

– 1 day pass for Bike Park Villard de Lans + entrance to the Leisure area (Watersports centre & Ice rink)

> Volunteer Pack 3: from 5 volunteer time slots

– Organisation T-shirt

– €41 worth of Vélo Vert Festival registration given

– 2 day pass for Bike Park Villard de Lans + entrance to the Leisure area (Watersports centre & Ice rink)

– 6 month subscription to Vélo Vert

Depending on your time slots, meals will be given to you as well as accommodation for volunteers coming from elsewhere.

* There are 1 to 4 time slots on each day of the event, you’ll soon be able to see all the available times on the registration platform.

Become volunteer !

The volunteer’s commitments

 Find out more about the volunteer commitments with the Volunteer Passport

For any further information, please contact us at the following address benevoles@velovertfestival.com – 07.68.68.56.66

We are counting on you!

 

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