The benefits are endless to volunteering and eco-x is always looking for new volunteers. If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors and being around like-minded people all while contributing to the success of an exciting adventure, then we want to talk to you!
If you're a beginner, you can learn from others by helping, crewing, watching, or pacing. If you're a veteran to all this, you might just want to see things from the other side of the trail! Either way, volunteers are essential!
What will I be doing?
There are many ways to volunteer. You can help with race registration, set-up/take down for pre-race/post-race activities, course marking and/or marshalling, aid station workers and organizers, timers and other IT specialists, transporting various race supplies, and many others duties. In addition, if you are a medical professional you can volunteer in a first-aid capacity.
Okay, what do I need to bring?
The best thing you can bring is an enthusiastic attitude and willingness to get involved! However, depending on the weather, the length of the event you are volunteering for and the time you will be out in the elements, you may need:
- Chairs or a cot
- Reading material
- Clothing and gear for cool or cold weather
- Clothing and gear for rainy & wet weather
- Extra pair of shoes or boots
- Towels, rags
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Drinks, food, cooler, eating utensils
- Backpack, fanny pack
- Camera, flashlight, extra batteries
- Lantern, camping stove
- Tent, sleeping bag, pad & pillow (if overnight)
- First aid kit
- Tank of gas
- Map of the event area
To get involved in an eco-x event email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know which event you want to help with and what, if any, is your background or experience.