Volunteer Information

River Bank Run

Be a part of one of Grand Rapids' biggest community events! Volunteers are needed to support the Laker for a Lifetime Team for the Fifth Third River Bank Run.

Sports & Fitness Expo on May 9, 2014
Shifts range from 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sign up for a shift here

Greet guests at the Laker for a Lifetime Team table; distribute T-shirts, packets, parking passes to team members. Answer general questions about the race. Promote the post-race party and spirit station. Enter guests into drawing for prizes. Promote the GVSU Alumni Association, hand out giveaways, answer generic questions about Grand Valley. Some volunteers may assist with set-up or take-down of the table and signs at the beginning and ending of the expo. Shifts are encouraged to be at least 2 hours long. Sale of wicking team shirts and Bond-Band headbands. Encouragement of donations to the team to support financial assistance, skill development and educational opportunities. Seed money and a cash box will be provided.

River Bank Run Race Day on Saturday, May 10, 2014

GEAR CHECK/VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK UP 
Shifts range from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sign up for a shift here

Gear Check: Greet and welcome race participants. Distribute race packets and t-shirts to those who need them. Take items from FUNDracers and place identifying number on them. Gear check closes at 11 a.m.

Volunteers: Greet and welcome volunteers and spirit station participants. Check them in and review their shift duties. Distribute T-shirts to pre-registered volunteers. Alert the volunteer captain if a volunteer does not arrive.

Shift Time: 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Staff Member
Shift Time: 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. – FULL
Shift Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – FULL
Shift Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – FULL

POST RACE PARTY REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN
Shifts available from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sign up for a shift here

Check off pre-registered guests on guest list. Obtain payment for onsite registrants - $5/adult, FREE/children 5 and under. Seed money and a cash box will be provided. For onsite registrants, the name of the alumni or friend of the university needs to be obtained as well as contact information including an email address, as well as the number of guests attending with them. Onsite registrants also need to be given appropriate number of wrist bands. Check IDs; distribute wrist bands for alcohol and food. Sell drink tickets ($2 each) for beer and wine.

Shift Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Staff Member
Shift Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – FULL
Shift Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – FULL
Shift Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Open
 

SPIRIT STATION (any and all are welcome!)

Bring your loudest and best Laker spirit and noise makers to cheer on the Laker for a Lifetime Team for the River Bank Run. Shake cow bells, pound thunder sticks, bring encouraging signs and scream for the team as the run by the Pew Campus. Spirit Station is located on the corner of Mount Vernon and Fulton Street. Lead volunteers make sure that others are not interfering with the race. Spirit station participants are encouraged to first check-in at the volunteer registration table. Volunteers are needed in shifts from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sign Up for the Spirit Station

MERCHANDISE SALES/ON-SITE DONATIONS/DRAWING
Shift available from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Sign Up for a Shift Here

Sell T-shirts and Laker Bondi-Band headbands while supplied last. Encourage donations to the Laker for a Lifetime Team to reach their team goal. Get people registered for the grand prize drawing for two tickets to the alumni suite or a trip on the pub cruiser.

Shift Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Open
Shift Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Open

POST-EVENT TEAR DOWN
Shifts available from 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. Sign up for a shift here

Close up registration table, pack up signs, banners and other decorative items, assist with any needed clean up, ensure that all participants have left the premises by 1:00 p.m. and are not loitering. Close down spirit station and pick up any items left behind.

Shift Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Open
Shift Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Open
Shift Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Open
 
Questions about volunteering? Contact Abigayle Sloan at sloanab@gvsu.edu or call 800-558-0541.

See you on Race Day!