Trans-Savoie ::: This is Big Alpine Enduro
We have limited opportunity for energetic and enthusiastic people to join the event in support of our permanent and experienced event staff, in several volunteer roles. In return for just over a week of your time, not only will volunteer’s get a chance to follow the event first-hand, but they’ll meet a whole load of like-minded new friends in the process.
We’ll provide tent tenaccommodation, catering, and transportation for you throughout the event – all you need to bring is a sleeping bag, lots of energy, and a team spirit!
For all roles, a level of French language knowledge would be an advantage but is not means essential. All volunteers must be prepared for a week very early starts / and or very late finishes, and in general an intense, yet rewarding week that you won’t forget in a hurry!
All volunteers must be available from Thursday 18th August (for 2-day safety training prior to the event) to Saturday 27th August 2016. Inbound transfers will be provided from Geneva for a latest arrival time of 16:00. For the return leg, we will get you back to the airport by 14:30. In exceptional circumstances, you may be able to jump in with the competitors for the return leg (arrives at Geneva Mid-day).
Please drop us a line with a little about yourself, why you’d like to volunteer, and a run-down of your skills and experience that make you suitable for the role: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer staff position vacancies are as follows:
General assistance with setting up and decamping each day. (Putting up and down tents, loading and unloading vehicles, manning of feed stations, basic administration assistance, driving of our vehicles between camps. This is an off-bike role but is very obviously quite physical. You will get the opportunity to watch some of the racing that passes near to camp, and will certainly get to enjoy all the social experience of the event. Be aware that this is very much a work-hard, play-hard role; don’t expect a week of sunbathing and sipping cocktails by the trailside!
Key Skills: Physically fit and well, willing & able to assist in physically demanding work as above. Desirable Skills: Driving licence and prior experience of driving minibus / van / vehicles with trailer, and/or on the right side of the road.
On-Bike Mountain Medic / Paramedic, and/or Camp-Based Doctors
As a qualified Doctor or Paramedic, this role is to provide first-responder medical care and advice for any serious injuries. Attend to inured riders in a first-responder role, and provide medical opinion to aid with the mountain marshall team’s rescue / evacuation planning in the event of an accident scenario. You will ride the whole course in with the racers with your medical supplies in your pack, so you need to be very confident on a bike and used to very big days on very technical trails in a real, high mountain environment.
The camp-based Doctor’s job to provide medical advice and opinion for walking-wounded on camp. Attend to minor injuries and provide medical opinion if hospital treatment is recommended. Provide a second opinion where required, for the Mountain Doctors.
Mountain Rescue 4×4 Support:
A potentially ‘fun’ role for vehicle enthusiasts with a buzz for adventure, in this role you’ll man the 4×4 off-roader and generally be out on the mountain all day – ferrying marshall’s to remote mountain locations before the lifts are open, and aiding in rescue, recovery or timing and technical support scenarios where required. First-aid qualified, off-road driving experience and confidence and good general mountain awareness with excellent navigation and map-reading skills are essential for this safety-critical role.
Race Mechanic Support:
A professional race mechanic team will be in attendance throughout the race, thanks to being Supported by SHIMANO. However a 2-man supplemental team of our own volunteers is needed to fill in the gaps. Based out of a minibus with limited tools, your task is to provide roving support on the mountain and at feed stations, and to clean, lube & tune up to 20 bikes each evening as part of our VANGO LUX-PACK package. You will also help the camp team to move and pitch tents each day. Key skills: Improvised Mechanicing with limited facilities; Euro Driving experience preferred.
Aid with signage / course marking & timing station manning. Pre-ride special stage ahead of race and sweep the course behind the field of riders. Take down all course marking immediately after the racers have passed. Help with organisation and implementation of contingency plans in the case of accident / emergency / adverse weather / unplanned lift failure / competitor lost out on course. This is primarily an on-bike role and you will get the chance to ride about 50% of the course each day, in completing this role, as well as a ringside seat for at least one special stage per day, albeit in a responsible role.
Key Skills: Excellent navigation (from an O/S-style map or GPS). VERY competent, confident rider, very good level of fitness, basic first aid experience and all-round general high-mountain / remote expedition experience. Must be happy with early starts and late finishes- its a long week, but certainly an adventure with a great team of people from around the world and you are an integral part, at the action-end of the event.
Note that mountain-marshalls get to ride much of the course, but you cannot compete in any of the race stages.
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