Who decided to have a volunteer bond?
This requirement was introduced by Cochrane BMX Association Board in 2016
Why is there a volunteer bond?
The volunteer bond was introduced to promote volunteerism and encourage Cochrane BMX members to get involved in the club. It requires many hands to run a successful race night and with the recent growth of the club, we need to ensure that we balance the increased demands against our philosophy of making BMX fun and affordable.
How much is the volunteer bond?
The volunteer bond is $250 per family.
How many hours do I need to put in?
A minimum of 15 hours plus one major event shift is required but the board will encourage all families to continue past the requirement.
I unfortunately don't have time to volunteer, do I have to?
No, you can opt out of the volunteer bond and pay the $200 fee but please remember that Cochrane BMX is run 100% by volunteers and we need everyone’s help for a successfully run season. For every person who does not volunteer, someone else has to volunteer extra.
What roles are available?
There are numerous volunteer opportunity/roles available throughout the BMX season. Many are these are simple and don't require any special training or abilities. Race volunteer positions include: track flaggers, race stagers (organizing racers for their races), finish line results recorders, gate operator, concession worker. We will host a parent’s information session at the beginning of the season and explain all the different volunteer positions. Non-race related volunteer jobs sometimes come up throughout the season, so watch Facebook for additional (off track) volunteer opportunities.
If I do not COMPLETE the minimum hours, will I GET MY REFUND?
If I DO NOT COMPLETE THE FULL COMMITMENT will WILL I GET MY REFUND?
Yes, but there will be plenty of chances to complete the requirement such as year-end clean-up and track tear down work parties.