Simply put, the Prouty cannot happen without the support of an incredible team of Volunteers. Each year, more than 1,100 volunteers help bring our event to life. From set up to food distribution to cheering and route support there are opportunities for all. Volunteer sign up will open this Spring.
- We encourage volunteers to sign up for more than one shift if you’re able (many participants also volunteer before or after their event!). The Prouty needs some helping hands the week before and a few days after the event during weekday hours.
- In order to volunteer independently, children must be age 14 or older and assignments will depend on the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult and be able to work responsibly alongside the adult so that they don’t need the full attention of the adult.
- Refreshments are provided for all volunteers.
- Most Prouty jobs are physical and may take place outside. Please dress in comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather (rain gear, if necessary) and suitable footwear (no flip-flops!). Please remember to be sun safe (sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats) and bring your own water bottle.
- Volunteers are expected to work hard and be responsible, but also to have fun! The Prouty is a celebration of our community coming together to make a difference and we want you to feel a part of it.
- Questions - email us at Volunteer@TheProuty.org
Prouty Volunteer shift examples
The following list represents examples of some of the many volunteer jobs we need help with at The Prouty. Please spread the word to your friends who may be able to help too!
- Set-up: Help with loading boxes of supplies in and out of box trucks and setting up the gymnasium at Richmond Middle School in Hanover, NH during the two weeks leading up to The Prouty.
- Break-down: Gather all items from field into RMS gymnasium and assist with return of items from SAG stops on the day of the event. Sort, inventory, clean items and prepare and load them for storage the week after event.
- Parking: Maintain smooth flow of traffic at and around the event. Can require a certain amount of diplomacy and a thick shell.
- Massage Therapists: Help soothe the muscles of Ultimate riders on Friday when they complete their first 100 miles. Support all other cyclists at the massage tent on Saturday.
- Cheerers: Stand at balloon arch and cheer as participants return to RMS.
- Food Tent: Assist with food set-up for and distribution to participants.
- Golf: Assist with registration of golfers or support golfers on the course at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, NH.
- Prouty Gear: Assist participants who have earned Prouty Gear Rewards as part of our fundraising incentive program for participants to raise more money for the Cancer Center.
- Route Safety: Assist participants with turns on event routes and reroute participants when routes are closed.