VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Please note that volunteer registrants will sign up for one of the following categories and will be assigned to a specific task on event. Specific times and assignments may vary depending on the requirements of the specific city and event site.
The levels listed in each job title refer to the Degree of Difficulty scale below.
Course Volunteer – levels 2–3
Be close to the mucky action! Course volunteers are stationed at hydration stops and obstacles and will assist with keeping the runners safe and smiling. Cheering and clapping are encouraged.
Course Captains – levels 2–3 (need six people/positions)
Each of the Course Captains will work in pairs and be assigned to a portion of the route. The Captain will continually monitor the route throughout the day to ensure all Course volunteers are safe, have what they need and are taking breaks.
Festival Volunteer – levels 1–3
The MuckFestival area is where the runners (muckers) come to relax and have fun after they cross the finish line. Duties include passing out t-shirts/goodie bags, helping in the kids area, assisting with food and beverage service and more.
Festival Captain – levels 2–3 (need one or two people/positions).
The Festival Captain will work alongside the other MuckFestival volunteers and will coordinate closely with staff to ensure a safe, successful and fun experience for all.
Check-in Captain – level 2-3 (need one person/position)
The Check-in Captain will work alongside the check-in and traffic flow volunteers to kick off the day. The captain will start by working with staff to get the traffic volunteers ready to greet participants. Next, the captain will coordinate closely with the staff to ensure a, orderly, swift and informative registration process.
Check-In and Traffic Flow Volunteer – level 1
Our MuckFest MS welcome ambassadors! Traffic volunteers will greet participants and help them park in the appropriate areas and welcome them to MuckFest MS. Traffic is an active position that requires walking and standing for an extended period. Check-In volunteers will help the runners’ get checked-in and ready to go. Volunteers who are checking in runners at the check-in table should be comfortable with computers and detail work.
Level 1 – No lifting or physical activity required, may have to stand for long periods.
Level 2 – Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. and stand for several hours at a time, possibly in direct sunlight.
Level 3 – Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and have no problems standing for several hours at a time, possibly in direct sunlight.
Level 4 – Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. constantly, must be able to be in constant motion and have no back or knee injuries.
Level 5 – Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. constantly, must be able to be in constant motion and have no back or knee injuries.