Volunteering Opportunities

“The support from the volunteer staff is second to none and we riders feel very pampered.” –longtime Habitat 500 Rider

About Volunteering

Volunteers play an integral role in making the Habitat 500 a successful event. Riders raise funds for the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes as well as build awareness and support for the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Through your contribution of volunteer support for the ride, you’re helping to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter for Habitat homeowners across Minnesota, the United States, and around the world.

Each year, volunteers include join riders for the week, sleeping in overnight hosts’ gyms or outside in tents and eating breakfast and dinner with them each day. The Habitat 500 counts on volunteers to help the Ride go smoothly each year!

Join us for the 2019 Habitat 500! We need volunteers for the following roles:

Route Marking: Drive the route for the next day’s ride and put down spray paint arrows and signs to direct riders (teams of two: one painter and one driver)

Gear Truck Driver: Drive the rented Penske truck that carries riders’ belongings from town to town and help set up at the overnight location

Rest Stop Volunteer: Prepare and refill food and beverages for riders at a church or park, setting up tables and tents when needed (team of 3-4)

Caution Crew: Assist the Support and Gear (SAG) team buy guiding riders through dangerous intersections or confusing parts of the route
Massage Therapist: Certified massage therapist to help relieve riders’ sore muscles

Rest Stop Check-In: as riders arrive at Rest Stop #2, check them in and communicate with the Support and Gear team to ensure all riders are accounted for

“Hydro(wo)man”: set up a water stop at a couple locations (sometimes more remote than rest stops) between rest stops for riders to refill

You can also sign up as a general volunteer and have us put you where we most need!

All volunteers should be available for orientation on July 13th, then for the week to volunteer (July 14-19).

Please email habitat500@hfhmn.org for more information about volunteer opportunities!

               Volunteer Handbook