Volunteer candidates are required to apply using an online application form. The application process will remain open with the first round of selections taking place in September of the preceding year. Should interested candidates have missed the deadline all hope is not lost and a waiting list will be created.
How the application process works
Step 1: Candidates complete the online volunteer application form.
Step 2: Wait to hear from the organisers as to whether your application has been successful or if you have been added to the volunteer waiting list. First round confirmation emails will be sent out to successful volunteers during November of each year.
Step 3 Let the Volunteer Coordinator know whether you are accepting your entry to join the volunteer programme by responding to your confirmation email within 2 weeks of receiving your invitation.
Step 4: Pay your volunteer programme joining fee within the period communicated in your volunteer acceptance email invite. Please note that your place on the programme is only guaranteed once payment is received.
Volunteer Fees (non-refundable):
First Time Volunteers: R3800
Return Volunteers: R1000
- 18 years of age on the day the race starts
- Must have a good command of the English language
- South African citizens require a valid Identity Document
- Foreign citizens must be in possession of a valid Passport
Each volunteer receives, among other:
- Tented accommodation in the Absa Cape Epic rider village
- Breakfast and dinner in the race village with the riders
- Daily Woolworths lunch pack (except Prologue and Grand Finale)
- Volunteer T-shirt
- Complimentary Grand Finale Picnic Lunch Voucher
- Transport between stages (if required)
- Ticket to the Around the World Party (17 March 2017)
- Reserved start place for the following year's race (reserved entry will be forfeited if the official registration deadlines are not adhered to)
Successful volunteer applicants (i.e. those who receive email confirmation of their acceptance onto the programme) are required to attend our volunteer workshops that will be hosted in certain major South African cities.
During these workshops volunteers will be introduced to the race (as well as our stage locations), meet the organisers, and interact with fellow volunteers whilst finding out what lies ahead of them in the upcoming months.
The first workshops (applicable only for South African based volunteers) will be held during the last week of January or early February and attendance is compulsory. A final 'orientation' for both South African and foreign volunteers will be held on the morning of rider registration.