Volunteer Opportunities

Listed below are all of our volunteer opportunities for the weekend of the event, July 9th & 10th. Thank you in advance for helping make this event a success.  We do not require volunteers to fundraise for this event, however, registering as a volunteer allows you to stay connected with RFAC and will create a fundraising page for you, should you choose to raise funds.

Command Center

Volunteers will help route calls from lost or injured riders to our dispatching crew. Computer skills are a must as well as knowledge of using online maps. Volunteers must also utilize good communication skills when dealing with distressed riders or in executing a dispatch call.

Location: TPAN Offices,  5050 N Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
   
Command Center - Day 1 (July 9th) - Shift 1 (6:00am - 12:00 pm) 3 Volunteers Needed
Command Center - Day 1 (July 9th) - Shift 2 (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm) 3 Volunteers Needed
Command Center - Day 2 (July 10th) - Shift 1 (6:00 am - 11:00am) 3 Volunteers Needed
Command Center - Day 2 (July 10th) - Shift 2 (11:00 am - 4:00pm) 3 Volunteers Needed

Opening Ceremonies

The morning of Day 1 we are looking for individuals that can assist us with making Opening Ceremonies an easy and stress free morning for all our participants. Individuals will be assigned such duties as registration and check-in, concierge, and traffic control. Volunteers must be able to lift 15 to 20lb bags if needed.

Location: Chandler Park  1028 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
   
Opening Ceremonies - Day 1 (July 13th, 4:30am - 7:30am) 25 Volunteers Needed

Pit Stop 1- Moraine Park

We are looking for 25 individuals that would assist in preparing Gatorade, cutting fruit, helping riders with water and snacks. The riders will be coming in on Day 1 of the Ride. This is their first pit stop on day one and the last pit stop on Day 2 before finishing the ride. They will need to see bright happy faces and would appreciate LOTS of encouragement and cheers.

Location: Moraine Park,  2501 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
   
Pit Stop - Fox River Park - Day 1 (July 9th, 7:30am - 10:00am) 25 Volunteers Needed
Pit Stop - Fox River Park - Day 2 (July 10th, tbd) 25 Volunteers Needed

Pit Stop 2- Lambs Farm

We are looking for 25 individuals that would assist in preparing Gatorade, cutting fruit, helping riders with water and snacks.

Location: Lambs Farm,14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048
(under the pavillion)
   
Pit Stop - Lambs Farm - Day 1 (July 9th, tbd) 25 Volunteers Needed
Pit Stop - Lambs Farm - Day 2 (July 10th, tbd) 25 Volunteers Needed

Pit Stop 3- Bristol Woods *Lunch

We are looking for 25 individuals that would assist in coordinating the lunch pit stop. 

Location: 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, WI 153104
   
Pit Stop - Bristol Woods - Day 1 (tbd) 25 Volunteers Needed
Pit Stop - Bristol Woods - Day 2 (tbd) 25 Volunteers Needed

Pit Stop 4- Fox River Park

We are looking for 25 individuals that would assist in preparing Gatorade, cutting fruit, helping riders with water and snacks. The riders will be coming in on Day 1 of the Ride at around 11am. This is their fourth pit stop before entering into Camp. They will need to see bright happy faces and would appreciate LOTS of encouragement and cheers. On Day 2 this will be a quick and easy pit stop due to it being the 2nd pit of the morning.

Location: Fox River Park,  9521 304th Ave, Burlington, WI 53105
(First parking lot on the the left hand side)
   
Pit Stop - Fox River Park - Day 1 (July 9th, 10:15am - 2:00pm) 25 Volunteers Needed
Pit Stop - Fox River Park - Day 2 (July 10th, 6:45am - 10:00am) 25 Volunteers Needed

Pit Stop 5- Lyons Township

We are looking for 25 individuals that would assist in preparing Gatorade, cutting up fruit, helping riders with water and snacks. The riders will be coming in on Day 1 of the Ride at around noon. This is their final pit stop before they reach Camp. They will need LOTS of encouragement and LOTS of cheering. Day 2 this will be rider’s first pit stop of the morning, and the first pit for our 100 milers.

Location: Lyons Center/Riverview Park, 1477 Mill St, Lyons, WI 53148
   
Pit Stop - Riverview Park - Day 1 (July 9th, 11:45am - 3:45pm) 25 Volunteers Needed
Pit Stop - Riverview Park - Day 2 (July 10th, 6:15am - 9:30am) 25 Volunteers Needed

Water Stop 1- Thelen Construction

 

Location:tbd
   
Water Stop - Day 1 tbd
25 Volunteers Needed
Water Stop - Day 2 tbd 25 Volunteers Needed

Water Stop 2- Wadsworth

 

tbd
   
Water Stop - Wadsworth- Day 1 (July 9th, 11:45am - 3:45pm) 25 Volunteers Needed
Water Stop - Wadsworth - Day 2 (July 10th, 6:15am - 9:30am) 25 Volunteers Needed

Camp Hosts

We are looking for 10 individuals who will work as hosts at Camp assisting the RFAC Camp Site Coordinator. Hosts will help participants with taking their luggage to their assigned rooms. They will direct people to camp activities as well as set up camp activities. The second shift will assist with dinner. The Sunday morning shift will assist with breakfast, loading up of gear, and getting the Riders off to a great start!

Location:  Lutherdale Camp, N7891 US Hwy 12, Elkhorn, WI 53121
   
Camp Host - Day 1 (July 9th) - Shift 1 (12:00pm - 5:30pm) 5 Volunteers Needed
Camp Host - Day 1 (July 9th) - Shift 2 (5:00pm - 9:00pm) 5 Volunteers Needed
Camp Host - Day 2 (July 10th) - Shift 1 (5:00am - 9:30am)

5 Volunteers Needed 


Finale Festival

We are looking for 20 individuals who can assist TPAN and the Ride for AIDS Chicago staff during the Finale festival.  Volunteers will help staff serve lunch, serve beer, pass out finisher shirts, and cheer on our participants. Volunteers will also be needed to carry team flags in the closing procession.

Location: Leahy Park, Evanston, IL 60201
Closing Ceremonies - Day 2 (July 14th, 1:00pm - 6:30 pm) 20 Volunteers Needed

Massage Therapists

We are looking for 15 therapists to travel with us the weekend of the event to provide professional services to our riders.

Our needs/requests:
Commitment for both Saturday and Sunday (alternative options available)
Your own massage Table (Alternative options available)

What we can provide:
A tax letter for your services
Food and Lodging
Transportation (carpools and or van transportation) for you and your table.
Countless thanks, and good will from our grateful riders

Location: Finale Festival & Camp Lutherdale
Massage Therapist 15 Volunteers Needed