Are you looking for an innovative way to volunteer while making new friends and helping children in our community? The Southern Ontario Amazing Race is now accepting Race Director applications. SOAR is different than other community volunteering opportunities. As a Race Director you get to help plan, construct and run our race. Join the team and help make the next Southern Ontario Amazing Race a success.

Current Director Positions Available:

Purpose

To support Race planning activities.

Responsibilities and Duties

Pre-Race

  • Research challenge and race weekend requirements as identified by the Creative Team.
  • Manage booking and paperwork for confirmed locations.
  • Other Race weekend planning activities, as assigned.

Time Commitment

  • Jan-Apr: Up to 5 hours/week
  • May-Jun: Minimum 2 hours/week

Purpose

The Safety Coordinator manage the risks associated with the race weekend including, organizing emergency services, first aid, obtaining the SOAR insurance policy, and creating back up plans for logistical race issues.

Responsibilities and Duties

Pre-Race

  • Update all emergency procedures and materials for Race weekend including Racer, Marshal and Director procedures.
  • Obtain any required on-site first aid personnel for the race weekend.
  • Secure insurance coverage and organize all required information and distribution of insurance certificates.
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that all challenges have appropriately trained Marshals at them (i.e. lifeguards at water challenges).
  • Review and update Code of Conduct and Waiver.
  • Organize first aid kits for all challenge locations.
  • Review safety speaking points for Racer and Marshal orientation.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail.

Time Commitment

  • Sep-Jan: Up to 2 hours/week
  • Feb-Apr: Up to 5 hours/week
  • May-Jun: Minimum 10 hours/week

Have questions about becoming a Director?
Please contact us using the form below.