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Volunteer for the PMC

The PMC needs volunteers on PMC weekend, in the days before and after the event, and throughout the year. Without the thousands who volunteer each year, the PMC would not be possible.

Volunteers 13 and older are welcome at the PMC! Whether you're a doctor providing medical assistance or a volunteer unloading supplies, there's a volunteer position for you.   

Please note that all volunteers will be required to wear a mask at PMC sites; riders will be required to wear masks when they are not riding. Do not register if you are unwilling to wear a mask for the duration of your volunteer shift.

Login or create a new account here to view available positions and register to volunteer.

Email Justine Darmanian for more information about volunteering for the PMC.

Register to Volunteer

Volunteer Sites

Mile by mile, town by town, volunteer by volunteer, the PMC passes through 47 towns and 360 miles of infrastructure. From Barnstable to Brewster and from Wareham to Wrentham, the Pan-Mass Challenge provides places and opportunities to help us get closer by the mile.

Sites are only open to registered riders and volunteers. No guests will be allowed in 2021 in the interest of public safety.

All food and beverage items will be pre-packaged, single serve items that will have been prepared in an off-site commercial kitchen. We hope to resume our PB & Fluff sandwich making in 2022!

Bourne

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Bourne, MA 02532

Situated on Cape Cod Canal in Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is the finish line location for all Saturday riders after having completed between 90 and 110 miles of cycling.

Volunteer responsibilities include everything from medical and bike parking to luggage and site beautification. This one of the largest sites PMC weekend and hundreds of volunteers are needed.

This is a closed site. Only PMC riders and volunteers registered for this site are allowed on campus.

Provincetown Monument Finish

Provincetown Monument Finish
28 Winslow Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Please note that we have consolidated the finishes in Provincetown so riders will finish at the Monument Finish. There will not be any volunteering opportunities at the Provincetown Inn this year.

The Monument Finish is spacious and gives riders the ability to easily pick up their grab and go lunch, change in a socially distant changing tent before being picked up by their family and friends.

Only registered riders and volunteers allowed on site. No guests in 2021, in the interest of public safety.

Provincetown Monument Finish was previously named the Provincetown Family Finish

Sturbridge

Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street, US Route 20
Sturbridge, MA 01566

Sturbridge is a Saturday start location. Please note, Opening Ceremonies will not take place in Sturbridge on Friday evening like it has in the past.

Sturbridge is the starting point of the original route and riders leave at 5:30 am Saturday morning en route to Mass Maritime Academy. Volunteers are needed both Friday and Saturday to assist from luggage and bike parking to site beautification. 

Only registered riders and volunteers allowed on site. No guests in 2021, in the interest of public safety.

Wellesley

Babson College
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457

Riders start at Babson College in Wellesley on both Saturday and Sunday of PMC weekend. Riders start Saturday morning at 6 AM and ride to Mass Maritime Academy in Bourne.

On Sunday, riders will depart Babson at 6 AM for the new Century Ride or at 8 AM for the PMC 25/50 mile ride. The Century Ride leaves Babson and stops at waterstops in Walpole, Foxborough, Dighton-Rehoboth, Wrentham and Medfield before finishing back at Babson. The 25-mile route leaves Babson and ends at Patriot Place in Foxboro, and the 50-mile route is a loop that returns to Babson.

Volunteers are needed Friday through Sunday at Babson. Volunteers are needed for site set-up and breakdown, parking and traffic assistance, and more.

Only registered riders and volunteers allowed on site. No guests in 2021, in the interest of public safety.

Boston Seaport

World Trade Center Pier
200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

All riders taking the ferry from Provincetown (Fast Ferry or Traditional Ferry) will arrive here. Riders will be taking their luggage and bike with them on the ferry. Volunteers are needed Sunday to set up bike racks, prepare for riders, direct PMC traffic, etc.

Only registered riders and volunteers allowed on site. No guests in 2021, in the interest of public safety.

Road Crew

he PMC Road Crew is a mobile crew of approximately 80 volunteers who support the cyclists during the event. Comprised of medical and bike mechanic volunteers, the Road Crew is a weekend-long commitment, which begins with orientation at the Sturbridge Host Hotel on Friday evening and concludes in Provincetown or Wellesley on Sunday. Medical volunteers should be highly proficient in first aid, but certifications such as EMT or RN are especially valuable. Mechanics should be skilled in on-the-road bike support and able to quickly perform such tasks as tire, chain and spoke replacements, but advanced repair skills are appreciated. Road vehicles are equipped with medical supplies and bike parts, but mechanics should provide their own tools. Accommodations and meals will be provided to the Crew members for the weekend. Road Crew volunteers will have the opportunity to see most of the PMC from start to finish and almost everything in between.

See more detailed job positions under "Volunteer Crews" below.

All Road Crew van volunteers must be able to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen to their crew leader no later than July 23.

PMC Waterstops

There are 14 waterstops throughout Massachusetts to support thousands of riders during PMC weekend – 6 waterstops on Saturday and 8 on Sunday. 

Volunteers are needed to assist with handing out single-serve water bottles, distribute single serve pre-packaged food items to riders, serve as route guides, help with site beautification, serve as bike mechanics and medics, and more.

Both Dighton-Rehoboth and Wrentham waterstops have extended to Sunday to support the Century Ride. The Middleborough waterstop is not active for PMC 2021. 

Saturday:

  • Whitinsville (4:30 - 10 am)
  • Franklin (5 am - 12 pm)
  • Wrentham (5:30 - 11 am)
  • Dighton-Rehoboth (7 am - 4 pm)
  • Lakeville (7 am - 4 pm)
  • Wareham (9 am - 6 pm)

Sunday:

  • Barnstable (4:30 - 9 am)
  • Brewster (6 am - 12 pm)
  • Wellfleet (7 am - 1:30 pm)
  • Walpole (8:30 am - 5 pm)
  • Patriot Place (6 am - 12 pm)
  • Dighton-Rehoboth (7 am - 3 pm) NEW
  • Wrentham (8:30 am - 5 pm) NEW
  • Medfield (6 am - 5 pm)

 

Volunteer Crews

Select a location to learn about all of the volunteer crews and positions that are needed for each PMC. Volunteer positions are subject to change depending on availability.

Waterstops
  • Bike Mechanic
    Responsibilities include basic on-the-road repairs such as installation of tires, tubes, chains and wheels and the adjustment of brakes and derailleurs. Bike mechanics should be able to quickly and efficiently perform these repairs.
  • General
    Responsibilities include handing out pre-packaged, single serve food and beverage items, directing traffic, and set-up or breakdown of the area.
  • Medical
    Responsibilities include providing medical care to riders and volunteers on an as-needed basis. EMT, RN, or MD qualifications are preferred. Proof of certification/license is required.
  • Photographers
    Responsibilities include photographing PMC weekend, as well as selecting best shots, editing files, and submitting them to the photography coordinator immediately post-PMC weekend. Photography coordinator pre-event with further instructions.
  • Sign Crew
    Responsibilities include installing signs as directed by the site coordinator.
  • Sign Removal
    Responsibilities include removing signs along the PMC route. Volunteers might also be asked to pick up stray water bottles and trash along the route, if needed.
  • Site Beautification
    Responsibilities include the set up of trash and recycling barrels, monitoring and collecting trash from barrels and moving it to the dumpsters, monitoring and separating recyclables.
  • Volunteer Registration
    Responsibilities include checking in volunteers, handing out t-shirts, name tags and wristbands, directing volunteers to their crews, and set up or break down of the volunteer registration area.
  • Route Guides
    Responsibilities include working at designated intersections and points along the route. Route guides inform riders of hazards and cheer riders on, but do not get involved in directing traffic (a police responsibility!). Shift lengths for Saturday and Sunday depend upon the position on the route.
Boston Seaport
  • General
    Responsibilities include setting up the ferry area with bike racks and signage, assisting riders when they exit the ferry, direct pick up areas.
 
  • Information
    Responsibilities include set up and breakdown of the crew area and answering questions for all riders and volunteers who approach the information area.
 
Command
  • Command Support
    Command Support is the "nerve center" of PMC Weekend, where volunteers field calls to 1-800-WE-CYCLE and monitor events along the route and at all water stops and hub sites. Volunteers should have strong customer support skills and enjoy a fast-paced environment. All volunteers are welcome, ideally those who can sign up to work for the entire weekend. This position is based out of Mass Maritime Academy.
  • Command PMC HQ
    To provide support to both the Command post from PMC HQ. Help facilitate donations, answer questions and provide excellent customer service. This position is based at PMC HQ in Needham.
  • Command Rider Support
    The Rider Support team provides customer service support to riders, the public, PMC staff, and other volunteers for the duration of PMC Weekend. Volunteers field inquiries to 1-800-WE-CYCLE, answer questions, and solve problems. Volunteers should have strong customer support skills and enjoy a fast-paced environment. All volunteers are welcome, ideally those who can sign up to work for the entire weekend. This position is based out of Mass Maritime Academy.

Volunteers for this specific crew must be able to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen to their crew leader no later than July 23.

Mass. Maritime Academy
  • Bike Mechanic
    Responsibilities include basic on-the-road repairs such as installation of tires, tubes, chains and wheels and the adjustment of brakes and derailleurs. Bike mechanics should be able to quickly and efficiently perform these repairs.
  • Bike Parking
    Responsibilities include guiding riders to place their bikes on the designated bike racks. This is a very active position; volunteer must be comfortable picking up and moving bikes.
  • Breakfast
    Responsibilities include stocking and handing out single-serve, pre-packaged breakfast items, and set-up or breakdown of the food area during PMC weekend.
  • Beverage
    Responsibilities include ensuring single-serve water and beverages are adequately stocked for riders and volunteers. Volunteers must be comfortable lifting up to 40 pounds. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.
  • Food
    Responsibilities include stocking and handing out single-serve, pre-packaged food, snacks or beverages, and set-up or breakdown of the food area during PMC weekend. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time. In the interest of safety, there will be no food preparation on-site, all food will be prepared in a third-party commercial kitchen.
  • General
    Responsibilities include preparing and distributing single-serve, pre-packaged drinks and snacks, directing traffic, and set-up or breakdown of the area.
  • Information
    Responsibilities include set up and break down and answering riders and volunteers' questions. Responsibilities may include delivering messages and luggage to riders. All information volunteers should familiarize themselves with the PMC Event Handbook prior to PMC weekend.
  • Logistics
    Responsibilities include setting up and potentially breaking down the site. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.
  • Luggage
    Responsibilities include loading and distributing rider luggage and set-up or breakdown of the luggage area. This is a physically strenuous position. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old to join this crew.

  • Luggage Runners
    Responsibilities include locating misplaced luggage.
  • Medical
    Responsibilities include providing medical care to riders and volunteers on an as-needed basis. EMT, RN, or MD qualifications are preferred. Proof of certification/license is required. 
  • Photographers
    Responsibilities include photographing PMC weekend, as well as selecting best shots, editing files, and submitting them to the photography coordinator immediately post-PMC weekend. Photography coordinator pre-event with further instructions.
  • Sign Crew
    Responsibilities include installing signs as directed and provided by the MMA Signage Coordinator. 
  • Supply Distribution
    Responsibilities include locating misplaced luggage.
  • Parking/Traffic
    Responsibilities include directing rider pick up and drop off areas, pedestrian traffic and volunteer parking, and set-up or breakdown of the area.
  • Site Beautification
    Responsibilities include the set up of trash and recycling barrels, monitoring and collecting trash from barrels and moving it to the dumpsters, monitoring and separating recyclables. All volunteers will be provided gloves.
  • Volunteer Registration
    Responsibilities include checking in volunteers, conducting a health screening, handing out t-shirts, name tags, wristbands, and PMC masks, directing volunteers to their crews, and set up or break down of the volunteer registration area.
Provincetown Monument Finish

Please note that we have consolidated the finishes in Provincetown so riders will finish at the Monument Finish. There will not be any volunteering opportunities at the Provincetown Inn this year.

  • Entertainment
    Responsibilities include providing and setting up your own PA system, playing music, and acting as emcee at the site.
  • Food
    Responsibilities include stocking and handing out single-serve, pre-packaged food, snacks or beverages, and set-up or breakdown of the food area during PMC weekend. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time. In the interest of safety, there will be no food preparation on-site, all food will be prepared in a third-party commercial kitchen.
  • General
    Responsibilities include preparing and distributing single-serve, pre-packaged drinks and snacks, directing traffic, and set-up or breakdown of the area.

  • Information
    Responsibilities include set up and break down and answering riders and volunteers' questions. Responsibilities may include delivering messages and luggage to riders. All information volunteers should familiarize themselves with the PMC Event Handbook prior to PMC weekend.
  • Logistics
    Responsibilities include setting up and potentially breaking down the site. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.

  • Luggage
    Responsibilities include loading and distributing rider luggage and set-up or breakdown of the luggage area. This is a physically strenuous position.
  • Medical
    Responsibilities include providing medical care to riders and volunteers on an as-needed basis. EMT, RN, or MD qualifications are preferred. Proof of certification/license is required.
  • Photographers
    Responsibilities include photographing PMC weekend, as well as selecting best shots, editing files, and submitting them to the photography coordinator immediately post-PMC weekend. Photography coordinator pre-event with further instructions.

  • Security
    Responsibilities include set up of security checkpoints and enforcing rider, volunteer and guest policies. 
  • Site Beautification
    Responsibilities include the set up of trash and recycling barrels, monitoring and collecting trash from barrels and moving it to the dumpsters, monitoring and separating recyclables. All volunteers will be provided gloves.
  • Volunteer Registration
    Responsibilities include checking in volunteers, conducting a health screening, handing out t-shirts, name tags, wristbands, and PMC masks, directing volunteers to their crews, and set up or break down of the volunteer registration area.
Provincetown Monument Finish was previously named the Provincetown Family Finish
Road Crew
All Road Crew van volunteers must be able to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen to their crew leader no later than July 23.
  • Bike Mechanic
    Responsibilities include basic on-the-road repairs such as installation of tires, tubes, chains and wheels and the adjustment of brakes and derailleurs. Bike mechanics should be able to quickly and efficiently perform these repairs. Each member of the mechanical staff will be paired with a medical team member and together, will patrol the route in a PMC van. THIS IS A 2 AND 1/2 DAY COMMITMENT that runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Please email any special requests to Allan Eyden, Road Crew Coordinator. Please be sure to include your full name.
  • Medical
    Medical Road Crew responsibilities include providing medical care to riders and volunteers on an as-needed basis. EMT, RN, or MD qualifications are preferred, with basic first aid skills as a minimum requirement. Proof of certification/license is required. Each member of the medical staff will be paired with a bike mechanic and together, will patrol the route in a PMC van. THIS IS A 2 AND 1/2 DAY COMMITMENT that runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
    Please email any special requests to Allan Eyden, Road Crew Coordinator. Please be sure to include your full name.
 
  • Sign Crew
    Responsibilities include putting up the arrows and signs along the PMC route during the week prior to the event. There are multiple routes to mark. Sign crew members will be assigned to a van and a crew of three; the work may take an entire day. There is also a crew that checks the route just prior to the event and another crew that removes signage after the last riders have passed. Please email any special requests to Allan Eyden, Road Crew Coordinator. Please be sure to include your full name.
Sturbridge
  • Bike Mechanic
    Responsibilities include basic on-the-road repairs such as installation of tires, tubes, chains and wheels and the adjustment of brakes and derailleurs. Bike mechanics should be able to quickly and efficiently perform these repairs.

  • Bike Parking 
    Responsibilities include guiding riders to place their bikes on the designated bike racks. This is a very active position; volunteer must be comfortable picking up and moving bikes.
  • Food
    Responsibilities include preparing, stocking and serving food, snacks or beverages, and set-up or breakdown of the food area during the PMC weekend. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.
  • Information
    Responsibilities include preparing, stocking and serving food, snacks or beverages, and set-up or breakdown of the food area during the PMC weekend. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.
  • Logistics
    Responsibilities include setting up the site, including registration, food, merchandise, luggage, parking, entertainment, and volunteers. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.
  • Luggage
    Responsibilities include setting up tents and inflatable mattresses for alternative rider lodging at the Sturbridge Host Hotel.
 
  • Medical
    Responsibilities include providing medical care to riders and volunteers on an as-needed basis. EMT, RN, or MD qualifications are preferred. Proof of certification/license is required.
  • Photographers
    Responsibilities include photographing PMC weekend, as well as selecting best shots, editing files, and submitting them to the photography coordinator immediately post-PMC weekend. Photography coordinator pre-event with further instructions.
  • Parking/Traffic
    Responsibilities include directing pedestrian traffic, guest and volunteer parking and set-up or breakdown of the area.
  • Volunteer Registration
    Responsibilities include checking in volunteers, handing out t-shirts, name tags and wristbands, directing volunteers to their crews, and set up or break down of the volunteer registration area.
 
Wellesley
  • Bike Mechanic
    Responsibilities include greeting and assisting riders as they find their bikes. Volunteers may also be asked to help unload bikes from trucks.

  • Bike Parking
    Responsibilities include guiding riders to place their bikes on the designated bike racks. This is a very active position; volunteer must be comfortable picking up and moving bikes.
  • Food
    Responsibilities include guiding riders to place their bikes on the designated bike racks. This is a very active position; volunteer must be comfortable picking up and moving bikes.

  • Information
    Responsibilities include providing rider and guest information, weekend logistics and set-up or breakdown of the information area.

  • Logistics
    Responsibilities include setting up the site, including registration, food, merchandise, luggage, parking, entertainment, and volunteers. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.

  • Luggage
    Responsibilities include loading and distributing rider luggage and set-up or breakdown of the luggage area. This is a physically strenuous position.

  • Medical
    Responsibilities include providing medical care to riders and volunteers on an as needed basis. EMT, RN, or MD qualifications are preferred. Proof of certification/license is required. 
  • Photographers
    Responsibilities include photographing PMC weekend, as well as selecting best shots, editing files, and submitting them to the photography coordinator immediately post-PMC weekend. Photography coordinator pre-event with further instructions.

  • Parking/Traffic
    Responsibilities include helping riders exchange their jersey for a different size, the set up or break down of the jersey exchange area, and assembling rider goodie bags.

  • Site Beautification
    Responsibilities include the set up of trash and recycling barrels, monitoring and collecting trash from barrels and moving it to the dumpsters, monitoring and separating recyclables, and bussing/clearing food tables.
 
 
PMC Offices
  • Glynn's Crew
    Responsibilities include working in the PMC warehouse assisting the Director of Provision Glynn Hawley. Shifts are available pre-event, during PMC weekend, and post-event. Responsibilities may vary by crew and shift time.
  • Volunteer All Year
    Responsibilities may include mailing, inventory, sorting, and various support to our weekend set-up and breakdown, as well as staffing smaller events as needed throughout the year. Volunteers will be contacted via email as opportunities arise.

There will be no rider registration packing at PMC HQ this year as all rider kits will be sent out through a third-party mailer.