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Ride 2 Recovery is grateful for your desire to assist us in enabling the recovery and rehabilitation of our Healing Heroes

Volunteers will be able to take part in any special events, space permitting, that riders attend and all meals are included. Those volunteering for an entire Challenge will also receive lodging. You must register for an event if you would like to be considered to volunteer for a Challenge event. 

Honor Ride Volunteer Coordinator: Emily Granacher

Challenge Event Volunteer Coordinator: Lisa Moro 

 

CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS:

Here are some ways you might be asked to help on a Challenge. Contact our Challenge Event Manager Lisa Moro (lisam@ride2recovery.com) for more details.

 

  1. Driving a support car. Our support vehicles follow the groups so no one is left behind or lost. The support vehicle will also carry mechanical supplies, medical supplies and food and water.  

  2. Helping care for and transport riders’ service dogs during the riding day.

  3. Assisting with lunches and /or rest stops along the route.

  4. Assisting with hotels.  This may include handing out rooming keys, handling luggage, or anything else the hotel team may need.

  5. Help with the set up and break down of daily events.

  6. Any additional help the Challenge event staff might need throughout the week.

  7. If you are CPR/First Aid certified- even better! 

 

You MUST be able to provide the following information prior to being allowed to attend: 

1. Driver’s License/Insurance: If asked to drive support, you need a Drivers license and proof of insurance (Liability, Comp & Collision).  

a. This would be needed if driving a car which is usually not your own.

b. If providing a car for the event, this car may be used for either a support car/mechanic car or will be used to travel to lunches or hotels. It will not necessary be driven by you. 

2. Passport: If attending our international events, a valid passport is required.

3. If registering as a caregiver, proper documentation must be provided.  

4. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the volunteer responsibilities must be signed and submitted to our Challenge staff within two weeks of applying for a Challenge. Your MOU can be scanned and emailed to: lisam@ride2recovery.com or mailed to: Ride 2 Recovery, attn: Volunteer, 23679 Calabasas Rd. #420, Calabasas, Ca. 91302 

Click here for the MOU.

HONOR RIDE VOLUNTEERS:

We welcome all volunteers for both pre-ride organization and the day of the ride.  To sign-up, email honorrideinfo@ride2recovery.com

 




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