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2021 Volunteer Information

2021 Volunteer Information

We at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global uncertainties. Planning for our 2021 event continues and we’re now welcoming team applications and volunteer registrations. The safety of our participants, volunteers, supporters and officials remains paramount and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will continue to keep the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge community updated.

These unprecedented times are testing us all. Stay safe and stay in touch – we look forward to seeing you down the road.

If you'd like to travel with the event as a volunteer, the team would like to welcome you!

Our event relies on its volunteers and we seek a mix of both experienced volunteers and fresh faces. There will always be new volunteer positions available each event.

Volunteering for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is not like volunteering for any other event. You will be away from home for an extended period and, at times, may not be provided with the most comfortable accommodation or your favourite food. It is however, a great adventure and you will not only make new friends, but will take home many stories and a lifetime of memories.

In addition to volunteer positions that require heavy time input and travel, there are roles to be filled in Adelaide and the regional centres through which we pass. Whilst these do not call for the same commitment in terms of your time, they are important, valuable and rewarding roles.

Volunteering for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge requires commitment, professionalism and, in many cases, diplomacy. 

 

Volunteer Registration for the 2021 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is now open!

To register, follow the instructions below;

  1. Register an account on the SATC Volunteer Portal here
  2. Complete your SATC Portal profile and confirm your email address
  3. Click the Volunteers menu item at the top to navigate to the Volunteer Registration page and complete the form

 Volunteer Registrations will close Friday 18th December 2020.  Volunteers will be contacted after this if successful.

 

Please ensure you have read the following before you completing the Volunteer Registration Form;

 

Relevant Volunteer Position Descriptions are outlined below.

 

VOLUNTEER ROLES

Event Observer – Darwin to Adelaide

Estimated time commitment: 10 days

As an Observer, you are seated in the team’s escort vehicle, recording their activities as they progress from Darwin to Adelaide. During the 3,000km journey you will be changed between teams. Each night you’ll make camp, with the teams sharing their food and facilities, which can vary greatly between teams.  On arrival in Adelaide you’re required to debrief with the Event Director.

Skill Sets:

  • Attention to detail and ability to record required information clearly                      
  • Ability to record information whilst travelling in a moving vehicle
  • Ability to manage delicate situations with clarity and diplomacy
  • Willingness to be a voice of reason to curb potentially inappropriate behavior

Personal Attributes:

  • You will embrace travelling with persons from a diverse mix of cultures
  • You will enjoy travelling with minimal comforts and be able to make the most of any situation

Download the full Volunteer Position Description: Observer here

 

Scrutineering Assistants - Darwin

Estimated time commitment: 7 days

The role of a Scrutineering Assistant is varied including, but not limited to:

  • Issuing credentials
  • Checking electrical systems, signage and various equipment
  • Mechanical and safety inspections
  • Measuring and weighing of vehicles and people
  • Assigning passengers and drivers ballast

Skill Sets:

  • Attention to detail and ablility to record required information clearly
  • Willingness and ability to communicate with people of different cultures
  • Ability to follow the instructions provided at training and to use common sense when required

 Personal Attributes:

  • You might have commenced or completed study in fields including Engineering or Electronics
  • You will possess the ablility to remain calm and create calmness during intense conversations
  • You will be confident working with modern day technology (i.e. computers, scanners, remote WIFI)

 Download the full Volunteer Position Description - Scrutineering Assistant

 

Control Stop Roles - Various Locations

Estimated time commitment :10 days

The event has nine control stops between Darwin and Adelaide. All teams must stop at each control stop for 30 minutes. During this time, control stop staff log each team’s arrival and departure times, manage and direct team questions relating to penalties and protests, are in communication with Event Command and Control, and manage volunteer transfers (amongst many other tasks).

Skill Sets:

  • Organisation and ability to establish a conducive working environment
  • Ability to communicate with international teams for whom English is not a primary language
  • Confidence in managing and processing intense discussions surrounding event regulations, protests and penalties

Personal Attributes:

  • You will be comfortable working in outdoor environments that can be extremely hot, windy and dirty
  • You will be able to remain calm and create calmness during intense conversations
  • You will be confident working with modern day technology (i.e. computers, scanners, remote WIFI)

There are multiple roles associated with control stops.

Download the full Volunteer Position Description - Control Stop Manager

Download the full Volunteer Position Description - Competitor Relations Officer

Download the full Volunteer Position Description - Volunteer Relations Officer

 

General Volunteer - Various Roles & Locations

Many hands make light work! There are lots of other roles across all event locations in which we require volunteers, from the Start Line in Darwin to the Official City of Adelaide Finish Line in Victoria Square. We can be semi-flexible regarding people's availabilities so if you're keen to be involved but not available for the whole event period, don't discount yourself completely - we may have a role for you anyway!

Skill Sets:

  • Organisation and ability to establish a conducive working environment
  • Ability to communicate with international teams for whom English is not a primary language

Personal Attributes:

  • You will be comfortable working in outdoor environments that can be extremely hot, windy and dirty
  • You will be able to remain calm and create calmness during intense conversations
  • You will be confident working with modern day technology (i.e. computers, scanners, remote WIFI)

  

To discover how rewarding volunteering for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge can be, read some of our Volunteer Stories here.

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