Thanks for your interest in volunteering with NYRR! The following FAQs will likely answer many of the questions you’re likely to have; please review them before you report for your assignment. If you have additional questions, contact us at email@example.com.
A standard volunteer shift at one of our weekly races is about four hours. However, the length of each shift varies, depending on the size and distance of the race. Though we try our best to assign you to a specific task, please be advised that you may be reassigned to multiple positions as needed. Certain volunteers may be asked to arrive at the event earlier than others based on their tasks. Most volunteers arrive about 90 minutes before a race and remain until all their marshall captain indicates they can leave the event.
If you received a confirmation email, then you are officially signed up to volunteer for a race. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book, and if necessary, check your spam folder for confirmation emails. If you did not receive a confirmation email, contact email@example.com. In addition to the confirmation email, you will receive an email the week of the race with detailed information on what you'll be doing at the race, and any relevant course maps and/or layouts.
There is no specific dress code at our races. Our advice is to always dress for the weather. You will be provided with an orange vest, a laminated yellow card with emergency numbers on it, and a Frequently Asked Questions document.
NYRR strives to send an email thanking volunteers for their service by the Tuesday after the event has concluded, and it's a good idea to save this e-mail as proof of your volunteer service. If you do not receive a thank-you email by the end of the week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your member history will be updated to reflect your service early in the week following the event.