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Dare2tri Injured Military Camp 2019 - Volunteer Registration

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Wolf Lake Park

2324 Calumet Ave

Hammond, IN 46320

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Dare2tri is looking for volunteers to assist with our annual Injured Military Camp from May 31 - June 2, 2019. On Friday, May 31st, the camp will be held at Munster High School (8808 Columbia Ave, Munster, IN) and on Saturday, June 1st, we will be at Wolf Lake Park in Hammond, IN. On Sunday, June 2nd, athletes will participate in the Leon's Sprint Distance Triathlon located at Wolf Lake Park in Hammond, IN. Volunteers will be needed to help as a handler in the transition area or as a guide assisting their assigned athlete on the course.

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Camp kicks off with two full days of clinics in swimming (pool and open water), cycling/handcycling, running/pushing, transition, nutrition, equipment maintenance and much more. On Sunday, athletes are invited to put their new skills to the test and cross the finish line at the Leon's Triathlon. All paratriathletes are welcome to participate, whether or not they attended the camp.

Camp Production Team Roles

The production team members carry out duties required to orchestrate the operations of the day. They organize, keep track of, and facilitate the movement of people, equipment, and service animals from place to place.

Below are the various roles and responsibilities for Production Team Volunteers. Dare2tri staff will assign volunteers to one of these roles prior to camp but it may shift the day of the event. Volunteers will be asked to familiarize themselves with each role on the team since it may change during camp.

Headquarters Lead

Oversee operations at camp headquarters. Support Dare2tri staff and act as point person for volunteers.

Volunteer Registration

Check in volunteers. Hand out and explain schedules, waivers, t-shirts, etc. Introduce one-on-one volunteers to athletes. Handoff general volunteers to coaches or point person from camp headquarters.

Athlete Registration

Check in athletes. Hand out and explain schedules, waivers, t-shirts, etc. Take athlete attendance on days one, two, and three at camp headquarters.

Merchandise Sales

Assist staff with selling Dare2tri merchandise at camp headquarters.

Dog Watcher

Volunteer will watch a specific service dog while athlete participates in group sessions throughout the day and Sunday during race. Volunteer must feel comfortable handling dogs of all sizes (duties can include walking, feeding, bathroom breaks, other).

Unload & Set Up

Volunteer will assist unloading adaptive equipment from trailers and help set up for the day including tents, water coolers, etc.

Tear Down & Load Up

Volunteer will assist with loading adaptive equipment into trailers and help break down tents, tables, water coolers, etc.

Food, Water, & Green Initiative

Make sure water is readily available, replenish snacks, support lunch staff with set up & break down, dispose of trash and recycle as much as possible. BBQ Setup/Servers on Sunday. Volunteer will assist setting up post-race BBQ for athletes and volunteers.

Equipment Maintenance

Pump tires, lube chains, support mechanic with any needs.

Equipment Fitting Volunteer

Athletes will need to be fitted for equipment they are borrowing for the weekend. The fitting session will take place at Munster High School before the camp begins on Friday from 7:30-9am. Volunteers may help athletes transfer in and out of equipment including lifting of athletes. Should have knowledge of minor equipment adjustments (how to use an allen wrench) etc. May need to make minor adjustments such as seat height on upright bikes, foot rests on handcycle and racing chairs, etc. Tutorial videos for some of these adjustments can be found on our website at: http://www.dare2tri.org/volunteers/


Activity/Session Volunteer

Activity volunteers are assigned to a session and provide support to athletes and coaches during the session. They will be stationed wherever the session takes place. Specific responsibilities will depend on the activity they’re assigned to, i.e. running, functional strength, yoga, biking or swimming.

Swim Volunteer

Assist lead coach at swim session which will take place in Wolf Lake next to the race sight and the pool inside Munster High School. Help athletes transfer in and out of water, as well as assist in the water. Please bring swim wear, goggles and towel. Volunteer should be comfortable swimming in open water and indoor pool.

Bike Volunteer - Assist lead coach during bike or racing chair push sessions. Help athletes transfer in and out of bike or racing chair equipment. May help guide athletes around the complex as they ride their bike/handcycle or push in their racing chair. Please bring your bike.

Run Volunteer - Assist the lead coach during ambulatory run sessions. Volunteers will be working with ambulatory athletes who can walk/run without the use of a racing wheelchair. Athletes will be participating in running drills, tempo runs, etc. Please wear comfortable running gear.

Functional Strength Volunteer - Assist lead instructor with functional strength session by giving cues, directions, and adaptations etc. to athletes.

Assistant Yoga Volunteer - Assist yoga instructor with cues, directions, adaptations, etc. for athletes. Should be familiar with yoga.

One-on-One Volunteer for Athlete (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Volunteer will be assigned to a specific athlete and help them throughout the day at each session making sure they are comfortable and safe. In this role we request the volunteer be able to commit to all sessions as this will help you and the athlete become comfortable working together. Depending on the athlete's disability and the equipment they are using, the volunteer may be riding their own personal bike alongside the athlete during the bike/run portion. We may have athletes who are blind or visually impaired and require a guide who can swim tethered together, comfortably ride a tandem bike, and run using a tether. Let us know if you are comfortable and experienced guiding an athlete with a visual impairment. Please bring your swim, bike and run gear. We will have a limited number of upright bikes available, so we suggest bringing your own bike if available. Please reach out to Dare2tri staff if you have conflicts committing to all three days.

Volunteers will be notified prior to camp regarding general camp information, schedules, responsibilities, etc.

Please register for ALL days/times you are able to volunteer (Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawna Carter (shawna@dare2tri.org)

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