Volunteers are the lifeblood of this event – we couldn’t do what we do without them! Earn yourself free event General Admission, access to our volunteer reward program and help us bring the world’s biggest mountain bike festival to life.
Volunteer registration is currently closed and will re-open in August 2022.
DO I NEED A BIKE TO VOLUNTEER?
No. Bikes are not necessary.
HOW DOES THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
Once registered, you will be asked further questions to set up a complete volunteer profile which will assist the Event Organisers with their planning.
WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE MY SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT?
The Volunteer Manager will confirm the preliminary schedule approximately two weeks prior to Crankworx Rotorua.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY VOLUNTEER DAY?
We suggest that you consult the forecast ahead of time and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Wear comfortable shoes to all shifts – indoors or outdoors. It’s handy to carry a backpack with the following: hat, cell phone, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks, camera, jacket/sweater, and umbrella. Weather can change drastically throughout the day.
HOW LONG ARE THE SHIFTS?
The volunteer shifts range anywhere from two to 12 hours. You’ll receive a schedule approximately two weeks prior to the event confirming your shift lengths as well as your crew assignment. You will be expected to work at least two shifts for the week.
WILL I BE OUTSIDE ALL DAY?
Depending on where you are assigned, you may be indoors or outdoors. Even if you’re signed up for an indoor shift, please be prepared to be outdoors as sometimes your responsibilities will require you to work both.
WILL THERE BE A LUNCH PROVIDED FOR ME?
Yes, lunch will be provided to anyone scheduled to work a shift over 4 hours long. Please make sure you bring your own water bottle. There will be refill stations available on site.
CAN I VOLUNTEER IF I’M UNDER 18?
Yes. The minimum age to volunteer is 16. If you are under 18 years old, you are required to submit a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before or at the sign-in of your first shift.
IS THERE FREE ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED FOR VOLUNTEERS?
We do not provide accommodation for volunteers.
ARE THERE ANY PERKS FOR VOLUNTEERING?
Of course there are! Not only will you receive a stylish Crankworx T-shirt, you will be invited to a wrap-up party for all volunteers, with awesome draw prizes. Volunteering for Crankworx is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and get a glimpse into the inner workings of the world’s premier mountain bike festival.