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NWCC Volunteer Center

Northwest Cycling Club (NWCC) is a volunteer-based organization. Everything that NWCC does depends on volunteers. All of the leadership is by volunteers. Training is put on by volunteers. Weekly rides are led by volunteers. Refreshments at rides, meetings and events are handled by volunteers. The big rides are completely supported by volunteers.

Participating in all the fun events put on by NWCC is what belonging to the club is about but those events would not happen if not for volunteers. One of the responsibilities of being a member of NWCC is that all members need to help out. We should not depend on the same people to do all the volunteer work.

Doing your part as a NWCC volunteer is actually a lot of fun. This page provides information about the many opportunities to serve. Make sure that you do your part to make the club a success. The club appreciates it’s volunteers and provides recognition and rewards to those that serve.

The 2022 Katy Flatlands Century

Volunteers are needed!

Sign up early to volunteer for the Katy Flatlands Century.

Event Volunteer Rewards

NWCC members can apply the credits for volunteering toward NWCC apparel. Non-NWCC members can apply credits toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire no later than the end of the calendar year.

Level 1 Highest/Hardest to do or to fill and/or requires multiple days onsite ~ $30

  • Race Director and co-director
  • SAG Driver
  • Sign Coordinator
  • Rest Stop Coordinator
  • Ice Ferry
  • Rider Experience/After-party Coordinator
  • Board members serving multiple days onsite for event

Level 2 $20 per event

  • Storage Wranglers
  • SAG Central
  • Photographer
  • Cheering stations/Corner Coordinator
  • Cheering Stations/Corner Monitor

Level 3 $10 per event

  • Parking Coordinator
  • Rest Stop Representative
  • Lunch Coordinator
  • Daily Registration Coordinator

Level 4 $5 per event

  • Registration & Packet Pickup
  • Parking Volunteers
  • Lunch Setup, Service, and Cleanup
Event Volunteer Recognition

Volunteer Descriptions for NWCC Signature* Rides

*Bluebonnet Express, Texas Ultra Spirit, and Katy Flatland Express

All volunteers must have a signed waiver; with minors required to have waivers signed by a parent or guardian.

Registration & Packet Pickup

Qualities needed

Must be 14 or older
Comfortable being around other people and potentially fast-paced environment

Activities

Greet and direct riders; assist with rider registration (using printed lists) distribute rider acknowledgment forms, t-shirts, goody bags, and more! The time commitment will be about five hours and will not be during the ride itself, allowing these volunteers to ride or (better still) volunteer for other roles during the ride.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 4 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for any role that allows them to ride in the event, that have shorter shifts, or are in more comfortable settings will receive a $5 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $5 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Registration & Packet Pickup

Storage Wranglers

Qualities needed

Must be at least age 16 and able to carry 30 pounds.

Activities

An essential element to our well-regarded events, you will be moving signs, coolers, t-shirts and so on in and out of storage. The time commitment will be about four hours and will not be during the ride itself, allowing these volunteers to ride or (better still) volunteer for other roles during the ride.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 2 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for storage wrangler will receive $20 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $20 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Storage Wranglers

SAG Central

Qualities needed

must be familiar with SAG (support and gear) and logistics or willing to learn and lead

Activities

You’ll be taking calls from riders in need of assistance and keeping tabs on locations of SAG drivers. You’ll also be helping monitor how many riders are out on which courses. The time commitment will be about ten hours the day of the ride. You’ll be entirely in an indoor, climate controlled environment, able to sit.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 2 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for SAG Central will receive $20 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $20 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

SAG Central

SAG Driver

Qualities needed

Must have a valid drivers license, car insurance, be familiar with road cycling & be using a vehicle that can carry at least 2 bikes; you may but will NOT be expected to repair bikes along the side of the road. Please carry a tire pump to help air up tires.

Activities

You’ll be driving an assigned route along the rides, picking up riders in need of assistance and delivering them either to the next rest stop (If they think they can continue after mechanical assistance) or to the start/finish. Drivers receive a $50 cash card to help defray gasoline costs. You will be under the direction and assisted by SAG Central. The time commitment will be from six to ten hours, depending upon your route.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 1 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for SAG Driver will receive $30 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $30 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

SAG Driver

Parking Coordinator

Qualities needed

Must be 18 or older

Activities

You’ll oversee and help recruit parking volunteers. Are you organized and energetic early in the morning? The time commitment is about four hours and you will be able to ride one of the shorter routes.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 3 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for the coordinator positions with relatively short shifts or more comfortable settings will receive $10 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $10 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Parking Coordinator

Photographers

Qualities needed

must be willing to share your images with the NWCC board. Your work will be credited.

Activities

Select locations at the start, along route, and/or finish: you choose! We’re looking for images showing the energy, enjoyment, and beauty of the ride. You may offer images of individual riders for sale on your own website.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 2 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering as photographers will receive $20 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $20 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Photographers

Rest Stop Coordinator

Qualities needed

Must be 18 or older and a NWCC member.

Activities

You’ll interact with the various scout troop leaders and ensure they receive their supplies before the beginning of the ride. In addition, you’ll check with the rest stop coordinators to make sure all is working smoothly. The time commitment is about ten hours the day of the ride.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 1 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for the rest stop coordinator position will receive $20 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $20 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Rest Stop Coordinator

Rest Stop Representative

Qualities needed

must be 18 or older & NWCC member

Activities

You’ll be the face of NWCC at your rest stop, welcoming riders, interacting with the rest stop coordinator and various scout troop leaders. The time commitment is between four and six hours, depending upon the rest stop.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 3 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for the representative positions will receive $10 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $10 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Rest Stop Representative

Lunch Coordinator

Qualities needed

Must be 18 or older

Activities

You’re friendly, helpful, and a great host or hostess; thanks for welcoming our riders back. The time commitment is about four hours and you may be able to ride the shortest route if you start at the earliest opportunity. You’ll be entirely in an indoor, climate controlled environment during your role.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 3 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for the coordinator positions with relatively short shifts or more comfortable settings will receive $10 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $10 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Lunch Coordinator

Lunch Setup, Service, and Cleanup

Qualities needed

Must be at least age 14.

Activities

You’re friendly, helpful, and a great host or hostess; thanks for welcoming our riders back. The time commitment is about four hours and you may be able to ride the shortest route if you start at the earliest opportunity. You’ll be entirely in an indoor, climate controlled environment during your role.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 4 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for any role that allows them to ride in the event, that have shorter shifts, or are in more comfortable settings will receive a $5 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $5 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Lunch Setup, Service, and Cleanup

Cheering stations/Corner Coordinator

Qualities needed

must be 18 or older & NWCC member

Activities

You’ll be checking to make sure all the corner monitors are in position. You’ll work with SAG Central to let cheer stations participants/corner monitors know when they have been released. The time commitment is about ten hours the day of the ride.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 2 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for the Cheering stations/Corner Coordinator position will receive $20 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $20 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Cheering stations/Corner Coordinator

Cheering stations/Corner Monitors

Qualities needed

Must be at least age 14 or supervised by an adult also volunteering at that location.

Activities

This is your chance to be enthusiastic and be an important part of keeping participants on course and safe. You will NOT be directing traffic. Law enforcement officers are being paid to do so at busy corners. The time commitment is about four hours or less.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 2 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering to cheer participants and watch the corners will receive $20 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $20 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Cheering stations/Corner Monitors

Sign Coordinator

Qualities needed

This position will require work on Sat, too. Please work with the ride director to pick up, place, and remove all route signs.

Activities

You’re essential to the success of this event. The time commitment is about ten hours.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 1 of 4)

The NWCC member volunteering for the sign coordinator position will receive $30 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $30 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Sign Coordinator

Traffic Control/Police Coordinator

Qualities needed

Must be age 21 or older and a NWCC member. Will require some time before the Sunday shift.

Activities

You’ll have the opportunity to coordinate with our local law enforcement officers, SAG Central and the ride director in ensuring the officers are at the predetermined intersections and released at the right time. The time commitment is about ten hours.

NWCC Volunteer Credit (Level 2 of 4)

NWCC members volunteering for the Traffic Control/Police Coordinator position will receive $20 credit toward NWCC apparel. Non NWCC members can apply $20 toward a new NWCC membership. Volunteer credits expire at the end of the calendar year.

Traffic Control/Police Coordinator

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