In order to make the IRONMAN Tallinn event unforgettable for both - athletes and spectators we need helping hands to build a start area, a finish area, race center. Volunteers are required pre and post-race.
Information center: You will be the main contact point at the event venue. Experience nervousness and anticipation of athletes before the race. Be ready to ask and answer their questions. Guide athletes in the race are, be aware of the transition area and details related to the race. Spectators have questions - you need to help them, too. Speaking more than one language is an advantage.
Secretariat/registration: Athlete Registration is a critical part of the race experience. This is an important position as you will be the first member of the team to meet and greet the athletes when they arrive. It is a customer-facing role and we are looking for volunteers who are friendly, approachable and like communication. It is a busy job with lots of interaction with the athletes. Your task is to register athletes and hand out all the necessary paperwork needed for the race. In addition, you will assist with athlete bag packing and will set up the secretariat during the days before the event.
Start area: The atmosphere is absolutely brilliant at the start are- for athletes this is the beginning of the long and exciting journey. Volunteers need to keep the start area clean and in good order, ensure that only athletes enter the area. We are also looking for volunteers who direct participants safely into and out of the water and later lead them to the transition area.
Swim course, Rescue Team: You must be an excellent swimmer who can independently use a canoe, paddleboard, boat. You need to ensure the safety of athletes, be prepared to help with rescues and offer any assistance as soon as it is required. Own wetsuit is an advantage.
Transition area: Athletes will come to this area twice - after swimming to collect their bags of cycle gear and bikes, and again when they have completed the cycle leg to take their bags of run gear. The transition area is an extremely busy place during the race day. Volunteers are required to catch bikes from the athletes, re-organize athlete’s transition bags. There will be a big amount of the participants and you need to be quick and think fast to get all the equipment organized.
Bike course: There are different roles that need to be filled - to set-up a bike course, help in the bike course aid stations or marshaling. Marshaling is one of the most important roles - ensure the course is traffic-free and there is no danger for the athletes who cycle at the full speed, and at the same time guarantee safety for pedestrians and fellow volunteers.
Run course: The last part of IRONMAN is a marathon and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers. The participants need additional power on such a long day and the louder you can cheer on them the more motivation they will get. We need people in the run stations and marshals. This is the part of the race you can see athletes close by and witness how strong they mentally have to be to push themselves over the finish line. IRONMAN is a dream of thousands - EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Energy points: IRONMAN Tallinn distance takes a lot of energy from the athletes. You are the one who will provide athletes with the energy (snacks, drinks) they need to cross that finish line. Energy points on the run course offer a perfect opportunity to get the first volunteering experience for younger and little volunteers. Bike course energy points require more skilled volunteers- puncture and quick legs are” must” to hand out energy gels and filled drinking bottles.
Finish: Experience the buzz and excitement of the finish area, congratulate athletes and hand out medals and t-shirts, before leading them to a post-race reception for some well-deserved rest and recuperation.
You will be provided with all the necessary kits on the spot