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Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of Ride Weekend — bringing the energy, hard work, and dedication that makes BellRinger Weekend an unforgettable experience. Sign up, bring a friend, and join the BellRinger community in ending cancer.

  • BellRinger Rider at Rider check-in being helped by a volunteer

    Opening Ceremony

    Be the first smiling face Riders see as they pick up their credentials and prepare for the Ride the following morning.

  • Ride Day: 
Finish Lines

    From setting up or tearing down finish lines, cheering on Riders as they cross the finish, or ensuring their legs recover from all that riding — Finish Line volunteers are packed with energy and excitement.

  • Ride Day: 
Rest Stops

    With eight rest stops along the course, volunteers will direct Riders, provide snacks and refreshments, and send them off in style to tackle the rest of their Ride.

  • Photography

    Take part in capturing tangible memories that our community can look back on forever. Please note, this activity is specifically for photographers who are able to provide their own camera and necessary equipment.

  • Special Roles

    Special roles call for special skills to keep everyone safe on BellRinger Weekend. Join up as a medical volunteer, support vehicle driver, or mechanical volunteer.

Why I Volunteer

  • “I see BellRinger as a fantastic opportunity to contribute to advancement of clinical research and to support our clinicians and scientists in their work.”

    Mary Chris Ponder,

    Finish Line Volunteer

  • Kira Petro headshot at Opening Ceremony during BellRinger Weekend

    “Volunteering for BellRinger was a way for me to give back and get involved with a branch of the Georgetown community that I hadn’t seen before. As a volunteer, I was able to meet so many inspiring people throughout the weekend and experience the passion of BellRinger and what they d — a truly unforgettable experience that I’m thrilled to continue be a part of year after year.”

    Kira Petro,

    Opening Ceremony Volunteer

  • “Volunteering for BellRinger gave me a way to support my community and a cause that’s important to me, while having a ton of fun along the way.”

    Caleb Klemick,

    Rest Stop Volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I volunteer for BellRinger?

    Absolutely! There will be ample volunteer opportunities during BellRinger Weekend. Volunteers are the backbone of Ride Weekend, bringing the energy, hard work, and dedication that makes BellRinger Weekend an unforgettable experience. Volunteers are needed to staff BellRinger’s Opening Ceremony and the Ride itself. We are also recruiting a team of Lead Volunteers who will guide groups of volunteers throughout BellRinger Weekend. If you are interested in becoming a Lead Volunteer, please email us at Ride@BellRinger.org.

  • When does volunteer registration open?

    Volunteer registration will open in January and remain open until BellRinger Weekend. Check back for updates on specific volunteer opportunities.

  • Do volunteers have a minimum fundraising commitment?

    Volunteers do not have a fundraising commitment, but they are able to fundraise just like Riders and Virtual Riders if they choose to do so. Each volunteer will have a Volunteer Profile and a Volunteer Dashboard that they can use to fundraise.

  • What is the minimum age to volunteer?

    You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer, and any minor volunteers must have a parent or guardian’s permission in order to participate.

  • Can my children accompany me while I volunteer?

    The minimum age for volunteering is 14 years old. If you would like to have your family join you at a rest stop or finish line, we encourage them to come and cheer on Riders! Please be sure you have arranged for another adult to monitor your children during your shift so that you are able to focus on helping our Riders.

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