We can’t get mucky without dedicated volunteers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering at MuckRuckus MS
Call or email Jared Miley, 678-501-6622 if you have any questions or concerns that aren’t addressed below.
What happens after I sign up online to be a volunteer?
You will receive an email confirmation. Information and instructions will be sent in a timely manner prior to event with more information.
What if I sign up to volunteer, but am not able to participate?
Call or email Jared Miley, 678-501-6622 if possible.
What if I cannot work the whole shift?
Once you sign up, we count on you for the full shift. We cannot replace you if you leave early. Sometimes the shift may seem over-staffed and slow, but often we are preparing for a rush or working around parking. We count on each volunteer for help at the busy end of the shift.
Can I split the shift with a friend?
No. Shift times are typically five hours. We often have 200 volunteers scattered along the course. Switching midway through a shift is difficult for the majority of our shifts. That is why it is crucial that volunteers remain for the full length of the shift. We cannot replace you.
Are meals provided?
Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. While we discourage carrying items that can be lost, you will always have a corner or table you can tuck a bag with snacks and other items that you may need such as a jacket, sunscreen etc. If your volunteer location is on the course, you are welcome to have a backpack with you.
How should I dress?
Wear comfortable shoes, layers for cool to hot temperatures and clothes that are comfortable. You will receive a volunteer t-shirt that identifies you as an event volunteer.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring as little as possible. There is no storage, so you will have to carry any items you bring with you.
Can children volunteer?
The official age for a child to volunteer is 13 and 18 for challenge volunteers. With supervision, younger children can accompany adult volunteers who bring them. We are concerned about safety and the ability to stay focused on a job for the time involved. We have many places that are good for children as long as the ratio of adults to children is adequate and the children are old enough to work the entire shift.
What if I am unable to stand for long periods of time?
The event requires some volunteers in the Check-in area where seated positions are available. The customer service booth is another place where seated positions are available.