It requires approximately 275 volunteers to make Sno*Drift a reality, each year!
Volunteers begin working as early as Monday 1/21/19, and through clean-up on Sunday 1/27/19.
Some of the Volunteer opportunities:
Amateur HAM Radio Operators
Medics & EMT's
Stage Start and Finish Crews
Thank you for volunteering!
Please contact or Chief of Personnel with any questions:
We will be collecting canned goods, clothing and other non-perishable items (baby diapers, etc.), at the Atlanta Senior Center for donation to the less fortunate in Montmorency County!
Please consider dropping off a donation at Registration. Thank you!
All workers are required to complete the 3 steps below:
STEP 1: Register to volunteer with Sno*Drift
STEP 2: Register as "Volunteer Staff" with ARA
STEP 3: Finalize your registration on-site at the Atlanta Senior Center:
Thursday 1/24 from 2-9pm, Friday 1/25 from 8-noon and by appointment only on Friday evening from 7-10pm
Volunteers under the age of 18 are require a signed waiver.
Please email the completed waiver to:
2019 Sno*Drift Amateur Radio Information:
The following Ham Radio Frequency will be utilized by the Organizing Committee
for Voice Communications during the 2019 Sno*Drift Rally.
Both frequencies are found on the 2 meter band.
The rally will run through a directed net control under FCC rules.
Appropriate announcements will be made concerning the net control before, during, and after the event.
For some locations a 2 Meter FM radio and an antenna with a gain of 3dB may be required.
146.76 MHz Offset - PL Tone 88.5 from Alpena
All Friday's stages
Saturday's stages 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 and select corners on 8, 9, 12 15
147.12 MHz Offset + PL Tone 151.4 from Gaylord
Saturday's stages 8, 9, 12 15
146.6 MHz Simplex
Atlanta Service Parc
Ham Radio operators involved with the 2019 event will be receiving detailed information soon.
Net Control will have a link to GRLevel3 Weather Radar and will broadcast any significant Weather related updates from the National Weather Service on the rally frequencies being utilized.
If you have questions concerning ham radio use during the rally, please contact email@example.com.
Detailed Description of available positions:
Ham Radio Operators
Net control and radio communications are a key part of making a rally successful. An amateur radio license is required to volunteer for one of these positions. Radio operators are stationed at the start, end and in most cases somewhere in the middle of every stage. Operators are also placed at every spectator area during the event. More experienced operators are at rally headquarters maintaining our "net control", which is the main communication method for our event. All operator volunteers will need to provide their own equipment. For some locations, a high power radio and an Antenna with greater than 3db of Gain, may be required.
A marshal's main job is to control road access, work with rally and non-rally traffic and spectators. There is no training required to hold this position and this role has one of the best opportunities to see the cars up close and at full speed. Every stage has a designated Stage Captain that is in charge of the stage and the marshal locations.
Safety is the main concern of all rallies, not only for competitors, but volunteers and spectators as well. Medical assistance that can quickly be on site of any emergency situations is of great importance. Medical teams are needed for every stage. Medical doctors, nurses, paramedics, first responders, and licensed EMTs are encouraged to apply. Volunteers are required to provide their own equipment.
From pre-bannering the stages to helping set up the awards ceremony, help is gladly taken wherever there is a willing volunteer. Please fill out any part of the rally you would like to assist with on the worker sign up form.
Thank you for volunteering we greatly appreciate your help!