Bike Week, including the Great Brisbane Bike Ride, is organised by Bicycle Queensland, a non-profit organisation who pedal the message of getting more people cycling more often. We aim to encourage people of all ages, sizes, abilities and levels of fitness to get into the saddle by offering a variety of events during Bike Week. These events take an enormous effort to organise and simply cannot happen without the generous help of a large team of volunteers.
Volunteering for Bicycle Queensland events is all about learning new skills, meeting new people and having fun. There are a wide variety of volunteer roles available, including general admin, distributing food at rest stops, customer service, being a marshal out on the bike route and many more.
If you can't find the answer to your question please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
- Who can volunteer?
Anybody who wants to help: supporters of Diabetes Queensland, lovers of cycling, family or friends of riders and corporate groups - anyone with a few hours and the desire to contribute!
You could be a route marshal, a rest stop assistant, help out in the merchandise tent, or take one of the more specialised roles such as signage crew or site setup - specific position descriptions can be viewed above.
- How old do you have to be to Volunteer?
Bicycle Queensland volunteers must be between 16 and 80 years of age. The minimum age for route marshals is 18.
- What do I get if I volunteer?
All registered volunteers will be given an event volunteer t-shirt or vest and a certificate of appreciation. Volunteers working over four hours will be supplied with a snack.
Please note that our volunteers also receive insurance cover during their volunteering period, plus sunscreen, but please ensure that you bring a hat and appropriate footwear (closed-in shoes are required).
- What positions are available?
There are many different roles at many locations; from customer service to equipment setup, from team member to team leader, anywhere on route from the start site to the finish site. Please refer to the volunteer role descriptions above for full details.
- How long would a shift be?
There are roles from as little as three hours duration to a full day. Please refer to the volunteer role descriptions above for full details.
- How do I register to volunteer?
You can register by clicking on the link at the top of this page and filling out the online application form. Please contact Bicycle Queensland's Volunteer Coordinator or call (07) 3844 1144 if you have any questions.
- What are the Terms and Conditions?
The Volunteer Terms & Conditions will be available in early March 2016.