Come along for the ride... be a RAGBRAI volunteer!
It's not too late to sign up to help....Volunteers are needed! RAGBRAI is coming through on July 24 and volunteers are needed for the overnight stay to be a success. The volunteer committee needs you to join us! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available including helping in the entertainment center, transportation, information center, housing and so much more. To help out as a volunteer please email: email@example.com or use this link to see all volunteer opportunities available.
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Information Center Volunteers Co-Chairs are Kathy Nelson 515-341-5269 and Mara Strickler 641-485-4081 All training sessions will be held at the Algona Public Library in the Gallery. Times and dates for info center orientation sessions include:
Tuesday, July 18 at Noon
Tuesday, July 18 at 5 p.m.
Shuttle Host Volunteers Co-Chairs: Rick and Julie Murphy – Cell phone numbers are (Rick) 515-320-2116 and (Julie) 515-341-0109. On July 24, if cell phone coverage is poor, call the Chamber Office 515-295-7201 and they will radio them.
All training sessions for Shuttle Host Volunteers will be held at the Algona Chamber of Commerce at 123 E. State Street. Times and dates for shuttle orientation sessions include:
Thursday, July 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Shuttle Host Volunteers are asked to report to the main shuttle hub (Call Street between Harlan and Moore Street, across from the Episcopal Church and Threads) 10 minutes before the shift begins. If a replacement is not available, there is no requirement for double duty. However, if schedule allows the shuttle host to ride for a while longer, that is much appreciated. Shuttle hosts volunteering at 9 p.m. and later shifts should bring a small flashlight to aid in reading reference materials on the bus. Volunteers will receive a confirmation phone call regarding their shift.
Hospitality, Merchandise and Decorating Volunteers Co-Chair Tara Brandt – 303-618-1583 Sunday Decorating – Please meet at the Algona Chamber of Commerce office at your assigned shift and you will be directed from there.
Photo Props – Meet outside of the Chamber to hand off to next shift. Merchandising – Go to the tent at Oakcrest parking lot (by the Carnegie Lawn/Dairy Queen). Volunteers in this area will also be responsible for watching over the "Big Blue Chair" and tattoos. Another Merchandise Tent will be in the Beer Garden - report there if that is the area you signed up for.
Campgrounds & Sanitation Co-Chairs are Zeb and Katie Besch – Cell phone numbers are (Zeb) 515-341-3273 Volunteers will receive a phone call confirming their shift.
Vendors and Vending Volunteers Co-Chairs are Matt and Angelique Berry – Cell Phone numbers are (Matt) 515-890-0699 and (Angelique) 515-890-0398 Vendors Co-Chair, Sandi Dahlhauser, cell 515-320-3246 Vendor volunteers are asked to report 15 minutes before the shift time. If a replacement is not available, there is no requirement for double duty. However, if schedule allows you to stay that is much appreciated. Vendors and vendor ice runners may report to Sandi Dahlhauser at the tent east of the Chamber of Commerce on the intersection of Moore and State Street. The Ice reefer will be located on the North side of Nebraska across the Carnegie Library. Beverage Garden and Entertainment Volunteers Beverage Garden Volunteers – Report to the Beverage Garden and check in with Rodney Davis or Kim Thilges. Rodney Davis 515-320-0153 or Kim Thilges 515-341-0355
Entertainmen, Stage and Hospitality Volunteers – check in with Karen Knapp, 515-320-3127 cell, backstage of Stage 1 (the north stage) for lanyards, passes if needed, and instructions.
Inflatable Volunteers – Please report to the inflatable area by Carnegie Library lawn. There should always be two volunteers at each. For safety reasons, please don’t leave until the next volunteer arrives.
General Volunteering Thank you to our volunteers for all you do to make Algona RAGBRAI "Discover Our Oasis" such an amazing success! If you still have questions please contact Mandie Studer at 515-320-0582.