Become a Volunteer!
Each year, more than one million volunteers offer their valuable time or resources to the American Diabetes Association to further our mission of research, education and prevention. We are fortunate to have a diverse base of support in communities across the nation. Our "volunteer power" ensures that we can serve the diabetes community to the best of our ability. This dreaded disease is on the increase and together we can beat it!
Be a Part of the Rip's B.A.D. Ride Volunteer Team
By volunteering, you can touch the lives of family, friends, co-workers and anyone else in your community who lives with diabetes. To sign up for the volunteer team, please contact us or call 1-888-DIABETES to reach your local office.
Rip's B.A.D. Ride depends on volunteers like you to recruit sponsors and other riders, as well as organize the event and help it run smoothly! We need people to contribute their valuable time by serving in the following three areas.
Take charge of a group of volunteers to organize one key event area such as logistics, publicity or day-of-event activities. Use your personal and professional expertise to further our vital mission to Stop Diabetes®."
Every leader needs talented troops to accomplish the job. Our committee chairpersons need your help with several route support functions such as communications, safety, and signage. We can also use your assistance in securing food donations, scouting the route, organizing the vendors, and planning the start location and finish line set-up. With these and many more tasks, there's sure to be one that matches your interests, experience and talents.
Day of Event Volunteers
When the day our riders have been waiting for finally arrives, there are many ways you can help as an integral part of the B.A.D Ride team, including:
- Check-In Area
Welcome the riders, help check them in, distribute thank you gifts, and get them moving in the right direction.
- Festival Location
Serve refreshments, collect money, distribute thank you gifts, set-up or organize the vendor area, and cheer and greet riders as they cross the finish line.