Do you want to be a part of making this the best experience for our cyclists? We’re looking for enthusiastic, proactive and practical individuals to help us make this a memorable weekend by taking on a variety of different roles, such as the below:
You could be a part of something special and help keep the excitement alive at our basecamps, the perfect place for participants to celebrate their achievements. Or you could be stationed out at one of our pit stops dotted along the route, cheering on the participants. Wherever you are, you’re bound to feel part of this amazing event.
There are a number of volunteer shifts available at different locations, and with the event being across nine days, you will have the option to volunteer on one or more days, which ever your preference! Sign up here!
Be part of the team that supports our amazing participants, who push themselves to the limits in order to complete incredible challenges while raising oodles for charity.
That extra bit of cheering and encouragement from the side-lines could be exactly what they need to get them across the finish line so be that person, be that support!
Work with a diverse collection of people from across the UK and make relationships that have a lasting impact on your life. Who knows, you could meet your future partner, best friend or just have a conversation that changes the path that your life is on.
Most of all volunteering is fun! Enjoy the people around you and take in the beautiful surroundings. If you’re a people person with a passion for the great outdoors, you could be the perfect Threshold volunteer.
Volunteering will give you the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself and put your own skills and knowledge to good use while also learning from others around you.
Being faced with challenges on a daily basis and having to deal with a mixture of personalities, you’ll be able to improve your teamwork, problem-solving, event management and people skills – the ideal candidate for future employers!
Whether you support for one day, two days or more, all of our volunteers can expect to enjoy:
Free, high-quality food throughout
Free hot and cold beverages
Being part of a world-class team
That feel-good feeling that only comes from helping others
"Working as a volunteer for Threshold on RAB was for me inspirational and as much of a journey of self awareness as being a participant.
Teamwork. You take 150 individuals put them into a wet & windy field at Lands End and you literally have 30hrs to transform them into a team. This is achieved by:
- Great Leadership - Approachable and straight with people - I have so much respect for the Threshold senior team and what they achieve.
- Clear objectives - Deliverables & Timescales.
- Mixing the old with the new when it comes to experience.
- Supportive - of everyone by everyone.
Client focussed. Supporting the participants all the way.
- Their objective (to get to JoG) is your objective.
- Going out of your way to make their day.
- A smile goes a long way.
You have to be resilient.
- Working on RAB is harder than riding it!
- The emotional ups and downs are the same as the participants.
What really makes it enjoyable is the camaraderie, the achievement of getting 800 people to the finish, and most of all the response and feedback you get from from the participants.
It also changes your perspective as a participant in events since you realise the enormous effort and logistical expertise that goes into delivering something like RAB and you appreciate the crews even more."
- Edward Watson
"I started volunteering for Threshold in 2018 and I am hooked...the energy of the crew is unparalleled and I genuinely look forward to all the events I work on for them. You meet such a wide variety of people; no participant is the same and many have truly inspirational stories. It’s also lovely to have seen so much of the country I never would have otherwise, the routes of Threshold events are so carefully planned and as a result they are stunning."
- Sophie Lipthorpe
"Having completed RAB in 2018 and been lucky enough to be wrapped in the warmth of the Threshold bubble, I wanted to crew in 2019 basically to give something back.
Crewing on RAB was an incredible experience and so rewarding, seeing the other side of the event, knowing everything you do no matter how big or small is pivotal to the riders experience.
The hours are long and for the duration of the event your purpose is to enrich someone else’s day, something as small as a smile or a word of encouragement can absolutely boost a rider’s moral and totally change their day... picking something up that they’ve dropped and just haven’t got the ounce of energy they need to bend over and pick it up. There is no greater reward than knowing something you did helped get them over the finish line that day. The satisfaction you gain from being part of a team that produces such a huge and phenomenally successful event is priceless."
- Kirstin McDonnell
The event volunteer roles do not require any previous experience, and we will provide you with all the information you need to fulfil your volunteer role on the day. All you need is a positive can-do attitude!
Due to the nature of our events, we are able to offer a variety of volunteering roles so there is sure to be something that will suit everyone. Each route has a number of pit stops where you can be part of the team to help the participants refuel for the next leg of their challenge and encourage them to keep pushing on. Or if you prefer to cheer our amazing runners, walkers and cyclists over the finish line and award them with their hard-earned medals, then coming along with your loudest cheer!
On the Ride Across Britain, we ask volunteers to commit to either the whole event or half of the event (1st or 2nd half).
Yes within reason. We will aim to find a role and location that suits you. Please apply via the form and one of the team will be in touch to discuss further.
Unfortunately we aren’t able to accommodate any volunteers who are under 18 years old due to health and safety reasons.
Whatever your role on the event, you will be given all the necessary information to be able to carry this out to the best of your ability. You will be provided details of where you will need to be and when, and what you will need to bring with you. You will also have an experienced team manager with you on the day if you are unsure of anything.
While volunteering you will be provided with all food and drink so you won’t need to worry about bringing anything with you. If required, you will be provided with your own tent and camping mat, you will just need to bring sleeping bag etc.
Once you have signed up, we will be in touch within four weeks with to confirm you place. Once confirmed, we will then be in touch with all volunteers approximately 4 weeks prior to the event to provide more details on where you need to be and when, and also your role on the event itself. We will then be in touch again in the week leading up to the event to notify you of any updates or changes, and to check you have everything you need.
On the event you will be provided with a black Threshold t-shirt to wear, as well as a hi-vis which must be warn at all times to be identifiable to participants as well as other crew and volunteers. As well as this, we recommend wearing comfortable footwear and always packing those waterproofs – you can never trust the British weather! A full kit list will be sent round to you in advance of the event.
Please ensure you read all the information sent round to you ahead of the event so you know where to go and what you’ll be doing. Of course if you have any further questions or are unsure about anything, you can always get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
After the event, you will need to create a invoice and send this to us so that we can process the payment. If you are using public transport, please ensure you keep the receipts. If you are driving your own vehicle, mileage can be claimed back at 45p per mile.