Volunteers

We are looking for a group of knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to ensure a memorable Pioneer experience for everyone involved.

Behind every great sporting event is a team of volunteers whose dedication to the job makes that event possible. 

Volunteer roles vary from 1 day commitments assisting with course marshaling and athlete registration, through to 7 day positions, coming on the road with the event from Christchurch to Queenstown.

If you would like to join the volunteer team, click here to register. 

If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact our Volunteer Manager: clare.chapman@ironman.com

 

COURSE MARSHAL

A role suited to those with alpine and trekking experience. You may be located in remote areas that require an overnight stay in preparation for athletes coming through. Your role will help to ensure the safety of athletes and form a line of communication between what’s happening on course to BASE.

AID STATION CREW

Based out on one of three daily aid stations on course, you will be providing the athletes with much needed hydration and support. This role is most suited to someone with a medical background.

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT TEAM

This role is predominantly based outside, assisting the crew with all aspects of transport logistics. This will vary from parking and access controllers to dealing with our huge list of contractors. A great role for those wanting to learn more about the logistics of what goes into putting on an event of this kind.

BASE CAMP TEAM

Working within a huge team at Base Camp, your role will rotate between Tent City, Social Zone or the Start/Finish area. A great position for those wanting a varied role over the 7 days.

CATERING TEAM

With hundreds of athletes, staff and volunteers to cater for, we need your help to make this possible. A great role for early birds.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANT

This role is well suited to someone who can only help for a day. Located in Christchurch, you will assist us with set-up and running of athlete registration. 

ATHLETE SERVICES

Working alongside out athlete services team, this role will be the face of the event. Each day you will assist on the info desk, answering and assisting athletes with all manner of queries and tasks. A great role for someone who loves meeting and interacting with new people.

ON COURSE BIKE MECHANIC

Located out on course, your role will be to assist athletes with any mechanical malfunctions they may face out on course or back at Base. This role is suited to someone with bike mechanic knowledge.

 

SOME OF THE BENEFITS VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE

  • Tented accommodation 4 February to 11 February
  • The Pioneer official volunteer T-shirt & hat
  • Catered meals provided every day you volunteer (full shift)
  • Invite to the Wrap-up awards party in Queenstown (11 Feb)
  • All transportation from Christchurch to Queenstown (if you bring your own car, we will reimburse you for the petrol costs)
  • Hard work and long hours- but lots of fun!
  • The excitement of being part of team dedicated to putting on the first event of this kind in New Zealand.
  • An adventure to remember