VRRA Volunteer FAQ
Q. Why does the VRRA need Volunteers?
A. The VRRA is a non-profit club, the events are put on by the members to keep cost down. Volunteers are needed in areas of the organization where racers can’t perform the duties because they are on the racetrack. Hiring workers to do these tasks would bring the cost of racing way up for every member of the club.
Q. Who are the volunteers?
A. Usually the volunteers are the racers themselves, they volunteer away from the track to organize the events and make sure the club runs well. The racers also volunteer at the track to perform tasks before, during and after the racing is done. Family members and friends are also a big part of our key volunteer group. But you don’t have to know anyone to become a volunteer for the VRRA, it’s a great way to make friends or see how our events run before racing with us.
Q. Do I need to know much about motorcycles or motorcycle racing to volunteer?
A. Some tasks involve a general knowledge of mechanics and racing, others don’t require any knowledge at all, there is something for everyone if you are willing to learn.
Q. My kids want to Volunteer, is there anything for them to do?
A. Yes we have plenty to do for everyone, 16 and over can volunteer around the bikes and hot pits if they have basic knowledge and interest in motorcycles. Younger kids can help with souvenir sales, registration and other general duties like get the results posted on the pegboard. Kids are always under adult supervision while volunteering and they can learn interesting things about responsibility and teamwork.
Q. Do I get any rewards for volunteering?
A. Yes there are small rewards to those that give their time to the VRRA. You will get free entry on the site for each day you volunteer; you will also get an event T-shirt if you put in a full weekends work and a lunch each day. If you are there to support a racer you will be able to work a schedule with your team leader so that you don’t miss any of your racer’s on track action. If you are a racer yourself then your schedule will be made around your practice, races and lunch time.
Q. I am a racer and a volunteer, what happens if my bike breaks down or I crash?
A. We would love for everyone to honor their commitment to volunteering at the track, but we know full well how unpredictable things can be at the track. We always have enough volunteers to back you up in case you need time away from your volunteer team. We only ask that you let your team leader know so they can replace you. In some cases you might be asked to pay your entry to the track if you didn’t volunteer enough time.
Q. Do I need to bring anything with me to the track?
A. Yes, if you work with the bikes you will need: long pants, closed toed shoes (no sandals) and sunscreen. You can also bring, a hat, gloves, a rain coat, a water bottle/snack. There will be water coolers with water for the Volunteers and a lunch.
Q. I don’t have much time to give at the track, but I can help between races, What do I do?
A. Help away from the track is always needed. Things such as, mailing documents to the members, contacting sponsors, preparing presentations to the members, representing the VRRA at bike shows and a whole lot of other things. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Q. Im ready to Volunteer, what now?
A. Contact the volunteer coordinator and you can discuss the task that is right for you.