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All information will remain confidential. Please do not provide us with any information you feel infringes on your privacy or individual rights. In order to assist us in finding a volunteer placement that best meets your interests with the needs of the agency, please complete this application to the best of your ability.

Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted, nationally, by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health while raising essential funds to support mental health programs.

The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities—from beginner rider to the advanced cyclist. 2017 marks the 4th Annual Ride Don’t Hide event for CMHA – Calgary, the only ride in Alberta. Our goal in 2017 is to have 550 cyclists, raising over $150,000. In total, the Calgary Ride Don't Hide event will need approximately 80 volunteers to run safely and smoothly. Volunteers will be provided with a T-Shirt, lunch and any materials they may require (i.e. safety vest).

Event Date: June 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (time may be altered depending on position)
Location: Main VenueSpringbank Park for All Seasons  – 32224A Springbank Road, Calgary, AB; Route - Springbank, Bragg Creek and Kananaskis area; dependent on position; Volunteers are responsible for their personal transportation to and from Springbank Park For All Seasons.

Orientation Session:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017
2nd Floor, The Kahanoff Centre, 105 - 12 Avenue SE
We require volunteers to attend this orientation in order to be properly briefed and trained for the event day. Volunteers will be instructed on safety as well as their role for Ride Don't Hide. Snacks will be provided.

Volunteer Roles:
Route Marshall's: Directing cyclists on course, ensuring cyclists are going in the right direction; Route Marshall's will be dressed in high visibility safety vest and will be briefed on safety prior to the ride. Route Marshall's are needed on all 3 routes.

Aid Station Volunteers: Handing out food and drink supplies to riders at aid stations along route. These volunteers will also be briefed on their role prior to the ride.

Venue Volunteers: A variety of volunteers are needed at the Springbank Park for All Seasons venue including registration, activity area, BBQ, start/finish line, etc. These volunteers will also be briefed on their role prior to the ride.

Visit the Ride Don’t Hide website for more information about the ride or to register to ride. If you have any questions, concerns or cannot make it on event day, please contact info@cmha.calgary.ab.ca.

Please note that this information will be held in your personnel file and your volunteer supervisor’s file in case of an emergency. Applications shall be destroyed after 6 months after receipt, unless a successful volunteer placement is made.

Thank you for choosing to volunteer for Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region.