What does it take to run a successful race meeting? Well I’m glad you asked, and the answer is quite simple – Volunteers! Without them there is no race meeting.
- Are you into motorsport?
- Do you want to get up close and personal with motorbikes travelling up to 280Km/hr?
- Are you interested in a great day out and to be valued in a team atmosphere?
Then come and join in as a volunteer at a St George MCC Race meeting.
The marshal roles at a road race meeting are many and varied – then there are the more specialized ‘Race Official’ roles such as scrutineering, clerk of the course and steward.
We have a number of marshals and officials that have been working with us for many years. What keeps bringing them back? Firstly a love of the sport, but just as importantly the feeling of being part of a team and a Club that truly cares about its’ volunteers. The riders REALLY appreciate it too.
If you would like to have a go at marshalling or just have some questions, please email our marshal co-ordinator, Zara at [email protected] You can even just come and have a “look” if you want.
Who can be a volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 16 can be a Volunteer.
No experience, no worries. We understand it can be daunting doing something for the first time, but don’t worry, we will give you all the instruction and guidance you need.
You don’t need an officials licence, nor any experience to be an operational official – just a desire to be close to the action and a “can do” attitude. Anyone who is willing and interested to be involved. A key skill is being able to listen and follow directions from race control.
All marshals receive a full briefing on their role and how the radio’s work before any track activity commences and you will never be asked to do anything that you are not comfortable doing.
What you get?
All volunteers are provided with
- Training on the day for their role.
- All instructions – pre-race briefings are provided at the beginning at each day.
- Lunch, snacks and drinks each day.
- All the safety gear you need will be supplied, including hi-vis vest, and (in the unfortunate event of a rainy day) shower-proof jacket.
- You will be provided with a radio and headset. It can still be loud so ear plugs are also recomended.
New volunteers are partnered with an experienced official for your first outing (numbers permitting). We understand it can be daunting and will do our best to make sure you are comfortable to perform the role. It doesn’t take long.
Race direction is provided directly through the radios so you will know what to do and when.
Volunteers also go into the running for club prizes and a trophy based on the most participation.