Great Vic Bike Ride

Top 10 reasons to join the catering team

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Great Vic, and have kept the event running for over 35 years. The catering team is one of the most popular and rewarding roles on the Great Vic – learn why below! 

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You’ll have plenty of time to explore

On the catering team you’ll have a breakfast shift and a dinner shift – the rest of the day will be yours to do with what you wish. Whether that be exploring the sights, enjoying a coffee in a local café, taking a dip in the ocean or simply relaxing at the campsite – the choice is up to you!

You’ll be where the action is

Based under the Great Big Catering Marquee, the evening hub of entertainment and camaraderie, you’ll be right in the thick of where all the action happens each evening on campsite.

Meet new people and make new friends

As part of the catering team, you’ll get to interact with hundreds of amazing people. From the many riders that will pass through the breakfast and dinner queue’s over the course of the week, to your 70+ fellow catering teammates – it’s impossible to walk away from the Great Vic without new friends!  

You can ride in the event

Already purchased a ticket to ride the event but wish to lend a hand in your spare time? The catering team is a great option – as a riding volunteer you’ll be helping in the evenings when the team is at its busiest. To repay you for your help, we’ll give you a 30% refund on your entry fee after the event has concluded.

For more information on becoming a riding volunteer click here.

No experience required

No experience? No worries! The catering team is open to people of all abilities and all experience levels – whether this is your first time volunteering, or you have years of experience, you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

You’ll have amazing Team Leaders

The catering team leaders Margaret and Janette are two of the Great Vic’s most incredibly dedicated volunteers, who know all the ins and outs of the catering team operations and the Great Vic as a whole. You’re in great hands!

Be part of a diverse team

From young international student looking to get a taste of the Victorian countryside, to retirees who wants to continue to share their skills with the community – the catering team is always a truly diverse team.

Build your resume

Are you a student looking for something valuable and unique to add to your resume? By joining the catering team, you can gain a valuable insight into some of the behind the scenes operations of a large-scale event while at the same time gaining valuable hospitality experience.

Stick with your friends

Coming along with a group? The catering team is perfect for friends or family who wish to volunteer with each other on the same team. No matter how big your group is, we can ensure you’ll all be able to volunteer together on the catering team.

Feel good knowing you helped up to 5,000 riders enjoy an iconic event

Keeping our riders fed is one of the most important roles on the Great Vic, and without our amazing catering volunteers, the event could not go ahead. We can guarantee that when the week is through, you’ll head home with a sense of satisfaction knowing you helped pull off something extraordinary!

Interested in joining? We’d love to have you on the team!

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