Volunteers

Volunteers

We can’t organise the Veluweloop without volunteers. Volunteers are most needed on the Saturday,
but during the other days before and afterwards they are key as well. Of course, snacks, lunch and
dinner will be provided when applicable. You can browse through the different functions below and
register via the volunteer form (on the right side).

Please do not hesitate to inform and motivate your friends to join the team of Veluweloop volunteers as well!

 

Wednesday/Thursday
Many of the rented devices and goods are delivered and transported to the Bongerd on these days.
The activities differ and it is hard to exactly tell what will happen at what time in advance; but you
could think of transporting, loading/unloading busses, organising instruction overview and permits
and/or sawing the time chips in the running vests. The working hours are not yet known but quite
flexible. You are likely to be working from 18:00 till 23:00 and some other moments during the day.

 

Friday
On the Friday some specific tasks can be distinguished which are listed below. Those tasks are not
separately indicated on the subscription form, you can indicate preference in the remark section.
The tasks take between 1,5 and 6 hours and multiple ones are often easy to combine.

Route cyclists
You can start by exploring your stage if you are going to run next day. A part of the route will cycled
by couples on mountain bikes. After each stage, new route signs and food will be provided by a bus.
Therefore, some drivers are needed as well.

Catering
All groceriers are done in the morning after which the volunteer’s lunches will be prepared.
Afterwards, the remaining food will be divided over the relay stacks.

Provision desk

The volunteer and team captain bag will be supplied will all the reserved items and information. You
are making sure that all bags are ready so they can be quickly provided. It is uncomplicated work
which allows for some music and a lot of fun.

 

Saturday: the day of the race!
This is the day that most volunteers are needed. If you like driving busses or motors, providing
volunteers with food, travel around while unloading fences from a truck or watching the finish in the
middle of nature, everyone can find an enjoyable task that fit. You will not only receive lunch, sport
shirt and dinner but also have a great party afterwards. The following section gives an overview of
the some of the different tasks, though it is not a complete list.
If you are interested in taking the lead and coordinating a group of volunteers, you can place a
remark in the subscription form. You will be discussing your ideas with the organisation a while
ahead going through all different tasks.

Race cyclists
Armed with a mountainbike and route signs, you will have a new look upon the route. There are
different kind of race cyclists: you can go ahead of the runners checking the route and road
crossings, cycle among the runners or collect all route signs behind the last runner.

Relay point team
Are you interested in time registration at the relay point locations? Together with six other people,
you will be responsible for 2 or 3 relay points. This tasks is perfectly suited to do with a group of
friends. The team will set up and operate the electronic timing equipment, take care of the manual
backup procedure, and ensure the smooth and pleasant operation for the participating teams, the
crowd and the environment. It is a task at the centre of race where you could see everyone finishing
and all teams passing by!

Building the (re) starts
You arrive when everything is quiet. Preparing the sports centre for everyone so they can get to their
job quickly. You are busy with managing the construction of the restart, hanging up banners, getting
the music going, serving soup and coffee for the volunteers and providing bicycles. Everyone starts
together at the Bongerd, after which some will leave to Vredenoord to start building the restart. The
ones staying, have plenty of time to breakdown all providing desks and prepare for the finish, dinner
and price ceremony. This task can be split into several parts and could be combined with
participating or volunteers, who could only help for a part of the day.

Photography
You probably also experienced one of those moments thinking ‘I wish I had my camera!?’ We are
looking for enthusiastic photographers and filmers who catch the finest moments of the
Veluweloop. The pictures and films can be published on our website immediately after the event. To
get an impression, take a look at the pictures taken previous years.

 

Sunday

Starting from ten onwards, everything will be cleaned up, sorted out, loaded in the busses and
transported. Most tasks are flexible and it’s hard to tell beforehand which tasks will be provided.