VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION

All volunteers for RIDE417 are students. To volunteer for RIDE417, a student must commit to being a member of the organization for the duration of the semester.

Membership in RIDE417 is available to current students at:

General Members

General members are required to work a minimum of three nights per semester and earn a set amount of points determined by the Executive Team. Points are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Extensive Training Seminar: Two different training sessions will be offered, and members MUST attend one of them.
  • Meetings: REQUIRED general member meetings will be held every other week (seven meetings throughout the semester). Members are allowed one excused meeting absence. Upon the second absence, a member will lose points and will be required to meet with the directors to discuss his/her absence.
  • Team Bonding: Members must attend at least one team bonding event over the course of the semester.
  • Work Events: Members must participate in at least two RIDE417 work events, whether these be related to fundraising, marketing, recruiting, or some other aspect of the organization.
Team Leaders

Team leaders are required to work a minimum of four nights per semester and earn a set amount of points determined by the Executive Team. Points are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Extensive Training Seminar: Two different training sessions will be offered, and team leaders MUST attend one of them.
  • Meetings: REQUIRED team leader meetings will be held every other week (four meetings throughout the semester, on the off weeks of the general member meetings). Additionally, team leaders are required to attend the general member meetings (four meetings throughout the semester, on the off weeks of the team leader meetings).  Team leaders are allowed two excused meeting absences. Upon the third absence, a team leader will lose points and will be required to meet with the RIDE417 directors to discuss his/her absence.
  • Team Bonding: Team leaders will be required to plan and attend one team event per month and an end-of-the-semester event for their individual teams.
Executives

Executives are required to work a minimum of five nights per semester and earn a set amount of points by the Internal and External Executive Directors. Points are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Extensive Training Seminar: Two different training sessions will be offered, and executives MUST attend one of them.
  • Meetings: Executives are REQUIRED to attend all general member and team leader meetings (seven meetings throughout the semester) and meet weekly with the Executive Director. Executives are not allowed to have any absences unless they have previous approval from the Executive Director.
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