Volunteer with us...
Practice starts on Saturday, January 7 2017
Sign up to help us train Oakland students in preparation of the Oakland Running Festival 2017!
*Volunteers must pay for their race entry, or raise $200 for Running for a Better Oakland. Register through RBO to get a great discount!
*All Volunteers receive a performance shirt.
Background Check: |
Please understand that, unless you are under 18 or can provide a recent background check, you have to submit to a background check and have to pay $18 yearly for this service.
We are partnering with Oakland Ed Fund, so you do have the option to submit to their background check, more involved but which does not need to be done yearly.
Please Follow the "PAY NOW" LINK below to submit to RBO Background Check. Once you have paid, you'll be redirected to a new page (Disclosure and Authorization to Obtain Consumer Reports for Employment/Volunteer Purposes) to submit your info for your background check. Password is RBO42012
Note that RBO will cover any additional charges that may incur from out of state searches...
After checking the List of Volunteer Opportunities below, please, follow this link to sign up...
List of Volunteer Opportunities...
RUN MENTORS (Saturday Practices & Race)
Provide support and encouragement to students throughout. Get to know the students, train with them and run with them on Race Day. *Orientation required*
RUN MENTORS (After-School Programs & Race)
Provide support and encouragement to students on campus. Get to know the school team, train with them and run with them on Race Day. *Orientation required*
Come to Saturday practices and direct students on the course. Ensure you are the very last RBO runner on the course so we know every runner is in once you finish.
Come to Saturday practices and take lots of pictures of participants and volunteers.
Come to Saturday practices to sign-in participants and Volunteers as they arrive.
Come to Saturday practices and check-out participants at the close of practice. Record their performance and follow their progress.
Help RBO fundraise $$ by volunteering at some of the races organized by our partners
FOOD DONATIONS SOLICITORS
Acquire sports bar, banana or bagel donations for 1 – 10 practices. Whole Foods, La Farine, Cliff Bar (to name a few) have been very receptive to providing in-kind donations. *additional support and information provided.
FOOD DONATIONS PICK-UP on Friday
Quick Stop at La Farine or other local business that graciously offer snacks for our morning practices.
HEALTH / NUTRITION CLINICS
ORF17 TRAINING SCHEDULE
- Half Marathon and 5K Training starts on Saturday, January 7, 2017 for Middle School and High School Students
- 5K Training starts on Saturday, February 18, 2017 for all K-12.
- ORF17 is on Sunday, April 2, 2017
Enrollment Check List:
Fill the Enrollment Form
Submit to a Background Check
"Sign" the Waiver
Download the Calendar
Fill the Availability Surveys
Get your blue shirt at practice
Bring a Big Smile with you to practice