We ussualy provide snacks and drinks for riders at the Finish Control. In most cases the first shift volunteer/s will do the grocery shopping and bring them with them, however a diferent volunteer may help with this task and also other shift's volunteers can help with this task. There is a google docs spreadsheet grocery list that can be used as a guide for buying the groceries; it calculates quantities based on the number of registered riders. Please ask your for access to the grocery shpping list. As with all reasonable expenses related to volunteering, volunteers are refunded for the groceries they buy for the Finish Control.
Before you get to the finish venue: Our RBA may have emailed you a finish control document (rider checkin list), if you can, print a copy as a backup to the one that should be included in the venue (White) buckets. Call the volunteers currently at the finish control to check if there is any need for extra food/drinks/supplies. You should have access to their cell phone numbers via the event's volunteer spreadsheet the volunteer coordinator shared with you. Dress for the weather. Bring a watch. If you work a shift during the dark, bring a light – a head lamp is very useful. However, do not place the headlamp on your head, wear it around your neck pointing down like a necklace.
Golden Gate Bridge Plaza: Keep the footprint small. No beer, no chairs, stoves, or awnings. If questioned about a permit by Police, we do not have a permit because the Bridge Manager determined we did not need one. A copy of the email from the Bridge Manager to Rob should be in one of the finish venue (white) buckets. Call Rob if you cannot locate the copy of the email.
Arriving at the finish Venue: Arrive at the finish venue ready to volunteer 15 minutes before your shift starts.
During your Shift: Occasionally call the Day of Contact (415)644-8460 during slow moments, to get an update on the Did Not Finish (DNF) riders that have called in during the ride, and update the check in sheet with the information.
At the end of the last shift: When the last rider has arrived, count the number of brevet cards and compare the number to the sign in clip board – if it is different, figure out who has not been recorded and notify the ride organizer and the day of contact.
Rider check-in at the finish:
All riders will sign the check-in clip board and present their card to the finish volunteers.
Volunteer responsibility for the check in clip board: Record the rider(s) arrival time in 24 hour format (i.e. 1600 for 4pm) and have the rider sign the check-in sheet.
Volunteer responsibility for Brevet Card: Review the card for the following:
Volunteer Conduct during Check In: As a volunteer you are a club official, please represent the club in a pleasant and professional manner.
Thank you again for Volunteering! We need you to exist as a Randonneuring club.