Volunteers

Many people volunteer their time and talents to connect the best of Lawrence to the best of racing. 

click here for an overview and sign-up sheetsclick here for detailed descriptions of positions

Race Staff

There are several key roles in Tour of Lawrence management, many of which are paid positions.  

Click here to view roles & opportunities

Race Prep - the month before

In the last month prior to the race, there is a flurry of activity, ranging from distributing posters across town and other marketing needs to hanging no parking signs downtown, to picking up a variety of prizes donated by local businesses.  Our race committee will also meet weekly that month, and on the three days leading up to the race, all of the racer bags will be prepped.

Course Marshals, Course Set up/Take Down

The greatest  need is easily volunteers to help with managing the course throughout the day.  Course marshals help to keep our racers and spectators safe by controlling corners and crossings on the race course throughout the day.  Set up and take down crews manage barricades, tents, water jugs, signage etc. 

Not sure what is expected?  Last year, we made a video of our volunteer training session, and you can view that on youtube right here

Race Support

Course marshals are not the only people  that we need during the race to make everything run safely and smoothly.  We need volunteers to help out at registration, to staff our medical tent, to provide support to our couse marshals and officials, plus we need assistance with managing the community and children-focused events

Web & Marketing Manager

 Tour of Lawrence is seeking a creative individual to manage our  website and marketing efforts.   

WordPress, SEO, graphic design, & social media  knowledge is helpful, but not necessary 

Position would collaborate with our graphic designer and social media assistants

 This role includes  website, social media, marketing and general image work year round, but primary responsibilities will fall from April – August, with highest concentration in June 

Volunteer Coordinator

Compensated position, generally active beginning  mid January through mid-July, with the majority of work falling between May through the end of the race.  

Community Events Coodinator

Manages all of the community & kids events including kidzones, youth races, bike parade, and other associated events. April-July

 

Safety coordinator

works with volunteer coordinator specifically on safety needs and staffing of medical tent June-July

Communications/secretary

manages emails, sends press releases, follows up in writing as needed, follows up via phone as needed with racers, sponsors, community members, other committee members. 

Sponsor relations

manages the details of various sponsor relationships, assisting the development coordinator on community-based sponsorships/donations as well as industry contacts providing material support, in-kind donations etc.  Arranges for delivery of any donations and works with racer management personnel for primes & prizes

Development coordinator/community outreach manager

Makes initial connections with potential sponsors, benefactors, supporters within the community and introduces them to the event, providing a background and current plan, personalized to each potential partner.  Connects the appropriate community people with the Race Director and Sponsor relations personnel. 

Registration & Racer Management

Works with the Race Director and Race manager in the 2 weeks leading up to the event, prepares racer swag bags, and packet pickup, puts together all prizes and primes, works with registration official during the race days. Oversees podium presentation & payouts June-July

Race Prep Volunteer Roles

Poster & marketing material distribution

Prize & swag pickup

Race Bag Stuffers

Parking sign placement

Monday night meeting crew

Course Volunteers

Course Marshals

Course Marshal Captains

Course Set-Up

Course Take-Down

Race Support Volunteers

Registration Assistant

Podiums & Awards

Medical Tent

Volunteer Support

Officials Assistant

Children & Community Events