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Volunteer Info

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2014 USA Track & Field Masters Outdoor Championships.  As a volunteer for this event, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped create memories for hundreds of athletes and their families and - in some cases -made their dreams come true.
 
If you are interested in volunteering please click here to submit an online application.
 
We will be in contact with all those who submit an online application after June 1, 2014.
 
Please note that most of these positions will be located outside and you should be prepared for the sun and heat.  Most volunteer shifts will be scheduled in three or four hour increments and may be adjusted based on the final event schedule.  Every effort will be made to accommodate your selection; however, the local organizing committee reserves the right to schedule volunteers on event needs.  Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt and complimentary ticket to the athlete banquet, as well as a hospitality area on-site that will provide snacks and beverages.
 
Packet Pickup and Check-in assistants

  • Packet Pickup - These positions require good customer service skills.  Must be 18 years of age.  Familiarity with the event is helpful, training will be provided (may need to be available prior to the start of the event on Thursday, July 17)
  • Clerking - Able to handle inquiries and check-in of athletes (seated most of the time)

 
Competitive Events

  • These volunteers play a very important role in the overall operation of the competitive events.  Their primary job is to assist with equipment during the events.
  • Must be 13 years old by December 31, 2014.  Must be physically capable of handling the tasks as described below. (Volunteers under 18 years of age must have parental/guardian consent.)
    • High Jump - Bar Raisers - place the crossbar onto pegs (seated, but standing after every jump)
    • Pole Vault - Bar Raisers – lift & place the crossbar onto pegs (standing and climbing onto & off the pit)
    • Horizontal Jump Pit Rakers – rake the sand in pits (standing)
    • Javelin Retrievers - carry implements back from the field to the throwing runway (standing and walking, carrying javelins)
    • Shot Put Retrievers - carry implements back from the field to the throwing ring (standing and walking, carrying shot)
    • Discus Retrievers - carry implements back from the field to the throwing ring (standing and walking, carrying discus)
    • Hurdle Crew - move and place hurdles and starting blocks around the track, also move PV poles (seated much of the time; lifting & carrying)

Competition Support

  • Event set-up and tear-down (may need to be available prior to the start of the event on Thursday, July 17)
  • Crowd control – control  flow of pedestrian traffic & deny entry of unauthorized persons (standing most of the time)
  • Implement Inspection - Assist with issue and receipt of officials’ equipment boxes, and delivery of implements to venues (seated most of the time)
  • Palm Pilot Crew - Assist in processing appeals and running documents to Referee & Games Committee.  (seated most of the time)
  • Protest Table - Assist in processing appeals and running documents to Referee & Games Committee.  (seated most of the time)
  • Awards – Assist in handing out medals at the completion of individual events (seated most of the time)
  • Announcer Assistants
  • Runners

 
Basket Crew

  • Carry baskets with athletes' clothing & bags from start to finish lines (standing and walking much of the time, carrying)

Hospitality

  • Hospitality assistants will monitor, refill and stock the officials, volunteer and committee hospitality area.  Also responsible for delivering water and snacks to officials and volunteers at the competition venues (may require the ability to lift ice and coolers).
  • Facilitate the loading and unloading of attendees at shuttle stop locations (downtown hotels and/or Wake Forest University) and provide general information about the event.

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