Volunteer Role Descriptions

Stage Captain

Prerequisites: 3-4 previous events as a Marshal. Past competitor experience is an asset.
Reports To: Chief Marshal
Location: Start and/or finish of a stage
Duties: Set up timing controls. Organize and lead control crews at the start and/or finish zones of a stage. Inform Control Marshals of timing equipment, set up control zones, radio communication, time card completion and control zone protocols. Also prevent traffic from entering and spectators off of the road when the stage is “HOT” (closed).


Stage Marshal

Prerequisites: None, training is provided
Reports to: Stage Captain, Chief Marshal
Location: Start and/or finish of a stage, throughout stage
Duties: Given guidance from Stage Captain, assists in operation of start and/or finish. Timing cars in, completing competitors time cards, make sure competitors follow control zone protocols, prevent traffic from entering control zone/stage, manage countdown and start the competitors into stage and/or handle the finish control and timing. Is sometimes placed throughout the stage at a road or trail intersection to ensure that no non-rally cars or people enter the road while rally is in progress.


Service Captain

Prerequisites: 2 or 3 events as Service/Stage Marshal. Past competitor experience preferred.
Reports To: Chief Marshal
Location: Service Area
Duties: Coordination of the Service Marshals and ensure proper procedures are followed within the service area and the service time control.

Service Marshal

Prerequisites: None, training provided
Reports To: Service Captain & Chief Marshal
Location: Service Area
Duties: Operating the time controls at the service area, logging the minute the competitor cars enter and leave the service area and marking the competitor time cards. Assist with reseed of the cars when leaving the service area (reorganizing of the cars based on current standings).

Fuel Zone Marshal

Prerequisites: None, training provided
Reports To: Service Captain & Chief Marshal
Location: Typically near Service Area, possibly at Remote Fuel
Duties: Monitor competitor crews while they refuel the cars to ensure compliance with safety regulations set by the rally organization. Typically this includes ensuring the ignition is off, fire extinguishers are nearby and ready, competitors inside vehicle do not have belts buckled and no other work is being performed on the car.


Spectator Captain

Prerequisites: 2-3 events as a Stage Marshal. Past competitor experience an asset.
Reports To: Chief Marshal
Location: Area(s) designated for viewing by spectators
Duties: Direct traffic and prevent spectators from wandering into unsafe areas. Inform Marshals of duties, safe areas for spectators and disperse Marshals throughout the view point.

Spectator Marshal

Prerequisites: None, training provided
Reports To: Spectator Captain, Chief Marshal
Location: Spectator view point
Duties: Direct traffic and prevent spectators from wandering into unsafe areas.


Stage Setup Crew

Prerequisites: None, training is provided
Reports To: Lead Stage set up
Location: All rally stages, spectator points and service area
Duties: Before the day of the rally place barrier/warning tape at all access points to stage, set up rally elements such as a chicane, install stakes in predetermined locations for rally signage. Install spectator and prohibited area taping in pre defined locations. Clear the road of any fallen timber or other obstructions as required.

 


Registration Assistant

Prerequisites: None
Reports To: Registrar & Chief Marshal
Location: Rally HQ and/or Tech Inspection
Duties: Assist the lead Registrar with on-site registration. This includes checking competitor documents to ensure compliance with regulations, such as insurance and registration validity. In addition, ensuring payment has been collected for the event entry fees, handing out event document packages to competitors, and assigning spots in the service park.