Volunteer at Farm to Fork Fondo
Volunteers are love in motion
It is widely known that the success of any sporting event can be credited to the dedication, creativity and enthusiasm of its volunteers. What’s special about Farm to Fork Fondo volunteers? Every person who participates in the Volunteer Competition supports a worthy local cause.
Our Volunteer Competition challenges farms and organizations to bring the most spirit to the Fondo in a way that represents their mission while volunteers help participants stay hydrated, fueled up, and most of all – have fun!
Anyone can volunteer. Simply complete the sign-up form and we will find just the right task for you.
Volunteering is not the only way to get involved. You can still support farms and organizations by voting for your favorite team. Talk to the volunteers throughout the day to learn about their project. At the finish line vote for the project that inspires you the most. Your vote helps the volunteer groups earn cash prizes to support their mission.
Already a volunteer? Stay on track and get winning tips and tricks at the Volunteer Information Center.
Wrenegade Foundation operates the Volunteer Competition with generous support from participant donations and regional sponsors.
There is a place for everyone in the Volunteer Competition. Sign up here and we will be in touch with you via email with more information. Thank you!
F.A.Q.'s FOR VOLUNTEERS
What kind of work does a volunteer do?
Volunteers help with many tasks: distributing water bottles, setting up and taking down cycling course aid stations, checking cyclists in at registration, and cheering cyclists on at intersections
What do I get for volunteering?
All volunteers receive a colorful Farm to Fork Fondo volunteer t-shirt that you wear on event day to help cyclist identify your team. Each volunteer will receive a raffle ticket for some great prizes, and snacks and lunch to sustain them during the day. And let’s not forget about the cash prizes for your organization.
Who wins the cash prizes?
Benefitting organizations win additional cash prizes based on votes that cyclists cast for their favorite volunteer team. These prizes vary in size, and every benefitting organization will receive one for entering a team in the Volunteer Competition.
Can any organization benefit?
The goal of this competition is to support the vibrant and vital local agriculture in our host communities and the people and organizations that make the region awesome. Any farm in the area is eligible to benefit from the competition. In addition, charitable organizations and community groups are also eligible. Read more about becoming a beneficiary at www.wrenegadefoundation.org/apply .
What is a volunteer team?
Volunteer teams are groups of people competing on behalf of specific farms, charitable organizations, or community groups. In order for a farm or organization to be included in the competition, at least four people must agree to volunteer at Farm to Fork Fondo. Teams are recognized by their Volunteer Competition t-shirt—each one identified by a different color.
Why is it called a competition?
You don’t have to be the fastest cyclist to enter this competition, you just have to have the most team spirit. The objective of the Volunteer Competition is to cheer on and encourage cyclists in a way that reflects the mission of your organization or project. Cyclists are looking for the team that is creative and enthusiastic, but also shows and demonstrates its organizational purpose. Costumes, music, and team cheers are all great ways to give your team an edge. See pictures of past winners and get ideas on the Volunteer Information Center.
Will only one team win?
Absolutely not! All of the competing teams will win some money for their beneficiaries.
What if I don’t have a team?
We can help. Our Community Outreach Manager will be happy to hook you up. Use the Volunteer Sign Up form above and we'll take it from there.
Do volunteer teams have to be members of their farm or organization?
No, volunteers only have to compete on BEHALF of an organization. Volunteers can participate on behalf of an already competing organization, or encourage an organization to apply to be a beneficiary.
How does my farm or organization become a beneficiary?
Wrenegade Foundation requires some information about your farm or organization and has guidelines for accepting beneficiaries. Read the guidelines and complete the online application at www.wrenegadefoundation.org/apply.
I’m only available for a couple hours, can I still volunteer?
Yes, if the benefiting organization has at least four core team members who are available for a minimum of four hours each. However, we will only be able to provide team t-shirts to volunteers who can offer four or more hours of time.
Who has provided the money for this competition and can my business contribute?
Our benefitting organizations are generously supported by donations from participants and by sponsors. We would gladly accept support from additional entities. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation please do so through the Wrenegade Foundation at www.wrenegadefoundation.org/donate.
What if I still have questions?
Then we will do our best to answer them. Just reach out and ask us!
still have questions?
Send us a message and our Community Outreach Manager will get back to you shortly.