Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Meet Director

(1 person or team) - Generally the first to come, last to leave on the day of the meet. Coordinate all meet volunteers, coordinate transport of equipment to the meet and transfer to the next meet’s director or back to the equipment manager, assist the individual volunteers as needed, put up the signs leading to the meet and banners and flags at meet site, reconcile cash box and get the money to the treasurer. Get the names of volunteers to the website manager.


  •  (1-2 people) direct registered people to the pre-registered line and remind them to sign release

  • direct non-registered people to filling out the registration cards, one per team, both sides

  • help with questions registrants may have about anything on the registration cards

  • explain to newcomers what the info means on the white board

  • advise with course selection for newcomers to the sport

  • answer questions if someone is inquiring about the activity

  • if anyone needs map-reading instructions, direct them to our Instructions volunteer(s)

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E-Punch Coordinator

(1 person) – Set up e-punch equipment and computer with courses and pre-registered competitors. Compile results and post to website or submit to website manager.



(1-2 people) – Handle day-of registrations, sales of whistles and rental of compasses. Advise registrants on filling out registration/waiver cards, take fees and assign e-punches. Provide membership forms and take membership fees if someone wants to become a member. Hand out pre-assigned e-punches according to pre-registration printout. Enter e-punch data into computer for participants that were not pre-registered.


(1 person) – Setup start lanes, keep the official clock, and give people start times.


(1 person) - Help newcomers with information on map reading and symbols, course selection, usage of e-punch, and general questions. Emphasize the importance of mandatory check-in after completing the course. 

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(1 person) – Give results printout to participant and retrieve e-punch if rented; put e-punches back into storage boxes.

Control Retrieval

(6 or more people) - Help pick up the controls after the meet is finished. Must be a member of MNOC for insurance purposes. *Control Retrieval Instructions

MNOC would like to thank you for volunteering. We have a limited number of $5 REI gift cards for each meet to give as thank you's to volunteers. If you would like one, please ask the race director.