Volunteer

Volunteer for Rides Right BorderWe recognize that not everyone wants to be on a bike, but we know everyone wants to help. Our Reach the Beach volunteers are vital to the success of the event. The riders pedal and you make that possible. Our volunteers have play a vital role for the American Lung Association and we are grateful. Thank you for your support!

Reach the Beach depends on the talent and time of volunteers like you to make it a success.

We need over 200 volunteers to ensure a great event. All volunteers will receive:

  • Volunteer Shirt
  • Entry into the Finish Line Party with a free meal
  • HUGE debt of gratitude from the American Lung Association 

How to register as a volunteer

  • Choose a volunteer positions from the list below
  • Clicking on the REGISTER tab at the top of this page, then click on the Volunteer option.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Please look at the descriptions below to find the perfect volunteer job for you.  There are great activities for all interests, skills, locations and times.  Most duties only take an average of three hours to make a big difference in the lives of those with lung disease.

Packet Pickup (two places and dates) – 25 volunteers needed

Redhook Brewer Logo

Place 1: Redhook Brewery & Pub      (Map It)
                14300 NE 145th St
                Woodinville, WA 98072

Date/Time: September 16th - 1:00pm-4:00pm

Hotel RL Logo Vol Page RTBWAPlace 2: Hotel RL      (Map It)
                2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
                Olympia, WA 98502

Date/Time: September 29th - 5:00pm-7:00pm

Details for both locations: Help set up the event, welcome and register riders, clean up

DAY OF THE EVENT VOLUNTEER - SEPTEMBER 30th

Lacey Start and Registration – 25 volunteers needed

Place: Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church      (Map It)
                2733 Marvin Road SE 
                Lacey, WA 98503

Times: 5:00am-9:30am

Details: Welcome riders, set up breakfast, direct traffic, sign in riders and more

Olympia Start and Rest Stop – 15 volunteers needed

Place: AG West Black Hills High School    (Map It)
               7741 Littlerock Rd SW
               Olympia, WA 98512

Times: 5:30am-11:00am

Details: Welcome riders, set up breakfast, direct traffic, sign in riders and more

RTBWA Oakville Rest Stop

Oakville Rest Stop – 3 volunteers needed

Place: Baseball Field at      (Map It
               420 Howanut Rd 
               Oakville, WA 98568

Times: 5:30am-11:00am

Details: Welcome riders, set up rest stop food, direct traffic and more

Porter Rest Stop – 4 volunteers needed

Place: Sharon Grange (Map It)
               912 South Bank Rd
               Oakville, WA 98568

Times: 8:00am-12:30pm

Details: Welcome riders, set up rest stop food, direct traffic and more

Volunteer Check-in 3 Left Border

Elma Start and Rest Stop – 30 volunteers needed

Place: Elma Elementary School      (Map It)
              1235 Monte-Elma Rd
              Elma, WA 98563

Times: 2 shifts: 7:00am-10:30am; 10:00am-2:30pm

Details: Welcome riders, set up breakfast and lunch, direct traffic, sign in riders and more.

Montesano Rest Stop – 6 volunteers needed

Place: John W. Vessey Memorial Ball Park (Map It)
               Pioneer Ave E and S Glenn St
               Montesano, WA 98563

Times: 9:00am-2:30pm

Details: Welcome riders, set up rest stop food, direct traffic and more

Volunteer Serving Food Right Boarder

Cosmopolis Start and Rest Stop – 30 volunteers needed

Place: Cosmopolis Lions Club  (Map It)
               601 2nd
          Cosmopolis, WA 98537

Times: 2 shifts: 8:30am-12:30pm; 12:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Welcome riders, set up breakfast and lunch, direct traffic, sign in riders and more

Westport Winery Rest Stop – 10 volunteers needed

Place: Westport Winery      (Map It
               1 S Arbor Rd 
               Aberdeen, WA 98520

Times: 2 shifts: 9:00am-12:30pm; 12:00pm-3:30pm

Details: Welcome riders, set up rest stop food, direct traffic and more

Westpoint Finish Line Party – 50 volunteers needed

Place: Westport      (Map It)
              Westhaven Dr & Neddie Rose Dr
              
Westport, WA 98595

Times: 4 shifts: All day (8:30am-7:00pm); 8:30am-12:00pm; 11:30am-3:30pm; 3:00pm-7:00pm

Details: Cheer riders to the finish line, serve dinner, sell merchandise, help clean up and more

Truck Driver – 10 volunteers needed

Place: Lacey to Westport

Times: All day

Details: Drive a large moving truck from Portland to Pacific City and back again.  These trucks are used to transport rider bikes back to their start locations

Gold Wing Volunteer RiderMotorcycle Escort – 6 volunteers needed

Place: Lacey to Wesport

Times: All day

Details: Provide on-course support across the entire route, helping riders when they most need it

Ride Along Mechanics – 20 volunteers needed*

Place: All starts: Lacey, Olympia, Elma and Cosmopolis

Times: All day – times go with location start times

Details: Ride the course and help any riders that need mechanical help.  Ride for free!  Mechanics will have a staggered start and will help with at the start line before they leave.

*Required: Roving mechanics must have advanced mechanical skills and be able to do on-the-spot basic repair.  Mechanics bring their own basic tool kit, a cell phone and are proactive about providing support on the route. We will provide a mechanic vest for you to wear on the route so you are recognized as a mechanic.

Medical Riders – 20 volunteers needed*

Place: All starts: Lacey, Olympia, Elma and Cosmopolis

Time: All day – beginning at each location location

Details: Ride the course and help any riders that need medical help.  Ride for free!  Medics will have a staggered start and will help with at the start line before they leave.

*Required: To sign up for this position, you must be a MD, RN or EMT and provide your own ride-along medical kit and cell phone.

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