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The Grizzly Peak Century is staffed primarily by volunteer club members, but non-members are also welcome to help out. We need to fill roughly 300 volunteer positions to shop, prepare the food, move supplies, serve the riders, clean up, and more. The tables below show the complete list of volunteer opportunities before, during, and after the day of the century.

Why volunteer?

For helping our club put on one of the best centuries around, volunteers will receive:

  • A century T-shirt
  • One ride leader credit for each Volunteer job you work
  • Two ride leader credits for each Coordinator position you hold
  • A worker's ride and party the week following the century

GPC Members

Volunteer Online for one or more positions (login required). If yours is a family membership, you can select positions for all of your family members on the same page. If you are not able to help out this year, please let us know so we don't waste time trying to recruit you. Follow the same link above and check the box that says you are not available. If you have any problems with the online system, or if you want some personalized help selecting an appropriate position, contact our Volunteer Coordinator VolCoord at grizz dot org .

Non-Members

We would very much appreciate your help. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator VolCoord at grizz dot org to select an available position.

57 Filled

157 Volunteer positions still available

Positions Before the Century

Job Name Description Wanted Filled Need
As Needed, Before

Flexible? You can really help if we can get back to you with your pre-Century assignment.

2 1 1
Food Prep - AM

8:00 a.m. to Noon shift. Volunteers are needed to cut, chop and mix on Saturday, the day before century. Bring sharp knives. Located at Contra Costa College

20 3 17
Food Prep - PM

Noon to 4:00 p.m. shift. Volunteers are needed to cut, chop and mix on Saturday, the day before century. Bring sharp knives. Location at Contra Costa College

12 2 10
Food Shopping - Berkeley Bowl

Contact Ron Miyaki at the original Berkeley Bowl to place our order for the food about 3 to 5 days before the century. We meet at Berkeley Bowl - West on Friday to verify the pallets of food match our order and to pay for the food. This whole process takes about 20 minutes between 9am and 10am. We see that the truck gets loaded for it's trip to the storage area

1 1 FILLED
Food Shopping - Costco

Be a part of the crew shopping at Costco on the Friday before the Century. You need to be available Friday morning  for the shopping trip followed by delivery of purchased items to Staging. You will use your own vehicle, preferably a station wagon, SUV, or truck to carry purchased items.

5 5 FILLED
Quick Breads

Each volunteer bakes 5 quick bread loaves (non-yeast, non-kneaded) and deliver them to a designated drop point. You can use a club recipe or use your own recipe. You can be reimbursed for cost of ingredients.

21 7 14
Route Marking

Mark course directions and hazards and sweep away glass on part of the route. Takes 3-5 hours. Done in teams of two volunteers within two weeks before the Century. Flexibility is highly desirable.

8 0 8
Staging Location, Friday

Help organize & sort everything for the various sites. There will be lots of counting and light lifting, with help for the heavy stuff. Not heavy labor but expect to spend a physical few hours, roughly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

6 0 6
Staging Location, Thursday

Help organize & sort everything for the various sites. There will be lots of counting and light lifting, with help for the heavy stuff. Not heavy labor but expect to spend a physical few hours, roughly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5 3 2
T-shirt Distribution

Receive T-Shirts from printer, bag-up with instructions from pre-registration, bags go out to volunteer locations.

1 0 1
Transport, Storage to Staging

Load supplies at long term storage site into truck, travel to staging site, unload supplies and inventory what is there. Light lifting and help for the heavy stuff. Transport will take play on May 1.

4 2 2
Truck Driving, Before

Van/Truck driving: Drive one of the rest stop supply vans or lunch truck where they're needed and help load/unload. One volunteer needed for 15' truck Friday,,2 for vans Saturday.

3 1 2
Truck Loading

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to about noon. Load the truck and vans with lunch and rest stop supplies. Need two people who know how to lift carefully without tiring or injuring themselves and are good with spatial and weight reasoning.

2 1 1

Positions on Century Day

Job Name Description Wanted Filled Need
As Needed, Day Of

Flexible? You can really help by signing up here, and we'll get back to you with your Century-day assigment.

2 1 1
Assistant Cashier

Process sales at the T-shirt table from 1:30 pm until the table closes. They will work with the lead cashier to set up their iPhone for use as a Square POS register. Prerequisites: They should possess an iPhone X or later running IOS 15.5 or later and be able to meet a few days before the century to get set up.

1 0 1
Clean Up

Many hands make light work. Volunteers needed from 3:00 p.m. till finished (~8:00 p.m.). You can ride the century and still help out. Two from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. must be non-riders.

8 0 8
Lunch 10am - 2pm

Volunteers needed at St Mary's College (~4 hr shifts) throughout the day. Activities may include truck unloading, food station set-up/take-down, food prep (veggies, fruit), and food service. Will interact with century riders. Prefer members with cheery dispositions who are able to safely wield a kitchen knife and/or serving spoon.

10 10 FILLED
Lunch 2pm - 6pm

Volunteers needed at St Mary's College (~4 hr shifts) throughout the day. Activities may include truck unloading, food station set-up/take-down, food prep (veggies, fruit), and food service. Will interact with century riders. Prefer members with cheery dispositions who are able to safely wield a kitchen knife and/or serving spoon.

10 1 9
Parking

Help direct traffic early in the morning. (Start at 6:00 a.m.). You can help out early and still ride the century. We need to work on getting more barriers up before 6:00 a.m. for the parking lots (especially the back lot)

4 0 4
Registration - St Mary's College

Work the registration tables. Many registrars are needed at 6:00 a.m. to keep the lines short, and a smaller number of registrars are needed all day.

8 4 4
Registration - Island

8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check-in riders who are starting from the Island rest stop in Tilden Park. Also assist with the gear drop.

4 0 4
Rest Stop - Briones AM

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift

7 6 1
Rest Stop - Briones PM

1:00 pm to 4:45 p.m. shift

7 0 7
Rest Stop - Crockett AM

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Clean and slice the food, hand out the food to the riders. One person will be filling water jugs and mixing in the GU powder. The 1st shift puts out the tables and tents.

Two volunteers working the early shift will also help with setting up the McEwen signs.

7 0 7
Rest Stop - Crockett PM

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clean and slice the food, hand out the food to the riders. One person will be filling water jugs and mixing in the GU powder. Take down the tables and tents at the end.

6 1 5
Rest Stop - Island

7:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

7 0 7
Rest Stop - Sunrise/Ivy Par (South Loop)

6:30AM - 10:30AM

5 0 5
Rest stop-Sunrise/Ivy Park PM-Gravel

11 am - 2pm (tentative)

4 0 4
Sag - AM

Morning shift. Need a cell phone and a vehicle that can carry bikes and riders.

4 1 3
Sag - PM

Afternoon shift. Need a cell phone and a vehicle that can carry bikes and riders.

4 0 4
T-shirt Table AM

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Help hand out the prepaid T-shirts and sell extra T-shirts.

3 2 1
T-shirt Table PM

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Help hand out the prepaid T-shirts and sell extra T-shirts.

2 2 FILLED
Truck Driving, Day of

Van/Truck driving: Drive one of the rest stop supply vans or the 15' truck where they're needed and help load/unload. Four van drivers and one truck driver and one helper for the truck needed on Sunday morning and one truck driver needed at the end of the day.

7 3 4
Truck Reloading after Century

At St Mary's , unload supplies from vans returning from rest stops and transfer supplies to the truck. Also load supplies from St Mary's into the truck. 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

2 0 2

Positions After the Century

Job Name Description Wanted Filled Need
Truck Unloading into Storage

Meet on Monday a.m. (day after century) at our storage location at 1834 Delaware St in Berkeley. Move century supplies from the truck to the upstairs of storage area. Time estimate 2 hours.

4 0 4
Workers' Century

The Workers Century Picnic will be held Saturday, May 13th - the following weekend after the Century - at Sports Basement in Berkeley. Volunteers needed to help lead rides, and prepare and serve food for both pre- and post-ride meals. Also volunteers needed to shop for food day before the event and pick up pizza

8 0 8