Volunteer Opportunities

Fantasea Harbour Hike 2014

Event Date: Sunday 7 September 2014 – Father’s Day

Location: Sydney

What is Fantasea Harbour Hike?

Fantasea Harbour Hike will return for this year’s Father’s Day. It is an easy to moderate, 12 km walk from under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, along the Harbour foreshore paths on the lower north shore to Clifton Gardens Reserve, Chowder Bay. It is regarded as one of the best walks in the world and a fantastic day out for families to rediscover magnificent Sydney Harbour.

Funds raised and donations received during the course will directly benefit SIMS’ flagship Sydney Harbour Research Program which aims to “future proof” Australia’s most iconic waterway.

Why not join the Fantasea Harbour Hike volunteer team and help the event’s participants cross roads, answer the checkpoint questions and make sure they’re following the correct harbour paths. You can register your interest today on the left hand side of this page and we will be in touch once volunteer shifts are available.

Volunteer Roles

Please be aware that some of the locations are a little tricky to get to by public transport – so please ensure you can get to the location prior to signing up

Route Marshals

  • Assist at points on the course where participants are required to cross roads and ensure participants do so safely and with minimal disruption to road traffic
  • Provide participants with information and directions as required

Checkpoint Marshals

  • Assist at checkpoints on the course where participants fill in their Fantasea Harbour Hike passports
  • Assist with the installation, set up and tidy up of checkpoint areas
  • Provide participants with information and directions as required

Sign in Registration Desk – Volunteers will be required to collect paperwork and ID’s from participants and search for their name, these will be in alphabetical order. It is an advantage to have a keen eye for detail for this role.

Merchandise/ Information Tent – Volunteers will be selling merchandise such as t-shirts and water bottles. You will also be required to give out event information and answering a wide range of hiker questions, so it is important to bring a friendly attitude and a smile along.

On the Day Registration Tent – For this role volunteers will be the first friendly smiling face participants see. For this role you will be helping to process any payments for hikers who wish to sign up on the day. This role will involve cash handling and processing eftpos payments.

Finish Line Tent – Volunteers will be congratulating participants as they finish the hike. You will be checking their event ‘passport’ when they cross the finish line and tearing off sections for entry into the draw.

Runner – Volunteers will be involved in various site tasks. For this role you will need to be flexible and happy to help out where needed for your shift to help ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

BBQ Helper – Volunteers will be assisting with the setting up of the BBQ area and service. We are looking for friendly volunteers to handle cash and serve participants as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Course Sweep – Volunteers will be following the last hikers along the course and alerting volunteers at checkpoints that the last hiker has past. They will assist to close the checkpoints, collect any equipment and take down A4 signs if possible.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Lunch Pack
  • Water Bottle
  • T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Reference Letter

We are currently looking for expressions of interest to volunteer for this year’s event. Please note that by signing up this is not your final volunteer shift – we will be in touch with more information and you will also have first preference of shifts when they are released.

For more information about the event please head to www.harbourhike.com