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Health measures

1. Is the vaccination passport mandatory to be a volunteer?

No. According to government guidelines, the vaccine passport would no longer be required as of March 14, 2022, if the epidemiological situation remains stable. However, the organization strongly recommends that all volunteers be adequately protected. This guideline applies to all participants.

2. What other health measures must volunteers follow?

All participants, including volunteers, will be required to wear a procedure mask to cover their nose and mouth. The mask may be removed during meals and snacks and must be changed during the day. Masks will be provided by the organizing committee for the duration of the event.

In addition, a physical distance of one meter is recommended at all times. Regular hand washing or disinfection will be required, as well as the respect of signs and traffic regulations.

3. Is it safe to volunteer at the AlterGo Challenge?

Le comité organisateur du Défi sportif AlterGo a pour priorité la santé de tous les participants et s’engage à créer un environnement de compétition sécuritaire pour tous. À cette fin, des mesures et règles seront en vigueur durant l’événement afin de réduire les risques associés à une éclosion de COVID-19, en respectant les mesures sanitaires des différents paliers gouvernementaux, des partenaires et des exploitants des sites locaux.

Toutefois, aucune directive ne peut éliminer complètement le risque d’exposition à la COVID-19 lors d’un événement public. Chaque bénévole est responsable d’évaluer sa tolérance personnelle au risque et de déterminer s’il est prêt à participer à l’événement.

4. Will all participants be adequately vaccinated?

No, the removal of the vaccination passport as of March 14 applies to all participants: athletes, volunteers, officials and coaches, accompanying persons, spectators and other participants. Vaccination status will not be checked at the entrance of the competition sites or hotels.

5. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER MY VOLUNTEER WORK?

For symptoms that develop before or after the event, contact the Volunteer Management Team as soon as possible (514-933-2739, ext. 228 or benevoles@altergo.ca). We will find a replacement for you or notify those with whom you have been in closer contact.

For symptoms that develop while you are volunteering, contact your team leader promptly. Immediate action will be taken to limit the spread.

Registrations

1. How to become a volunteer?

You can now access our registration platform to create an account or use the one already associated with your email address. You will then only have to choose the activities that suit your interests and your availability. Hurry, some places are selling out quickly.

You can also consult the Volunteer Guide, which will answer many of your questions.

2. Is there a minimum age to volunteer?

The minimum age to volunteer independently is 14 years old. Some tasks are, however, reserved to adults.

Children aged 10 to 13 can also sign up but they must be accompanied by an adult who will be on the site with them. The adult must accompany the young volunteer and make sure he is on-time, diligent and follows the rules.

3. What types of activities are done by volunteers?

At the Defi sportif AlterGo, there are volunteer activities for everyone. There are over 80 teams spread across seven sectors :

  • Services to individuals: reception on competition sites, hotels and at Aéroport de Montréal, clerk at the competition sites’ cafeterias.
  • Assistance for on-site sports competitions: Scorekeeper, timekeeper, results and anti-doping agent, etc.
  • Material resources: assembly and dismantling, store clerk.
  • Entertainment: entertainment officer, opening ceremonies.
  • Transportation: Drivers and assistant drivers.
  • Protocol: Agents at awards ceremony, guest escorts.
  • Medical team

Défi sportif AlterGo offers volunteer activities to suit all interests. We will need volunteers on these different sites :

  • Aréna Howie-Morenz
  • Aréna Maurice-Richard
  • Aéroport de Montréal
  • Centre sportif Édouard-Montpetit (Longueuil)
  • Centre sportif Jean-Rougeau
  • Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
  • Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard
  • Hôtel Delta Montréal
  • Hôtel Universel Montréal
  • Patro Villeray

4. To volunteer, do I have to be available every day?

No. You choose the available time slots you have during the week. They can range from 3 to 7 hours, depending on the activity and requirements of the area. When registering, each period is described at length.

5. Can a friend, family member or colleague volunteer at the same place as me?

In the official registration form available, there is a “Comments” section just below the activity selection window. Just write: “I would like to be in the same team as (full name of the person)” and we will do our best to make it happen.

6. Can I volunteer with a group?

Absolutely! You can contact the volunteer coordinator directly as soon as possible to discuss the formula best suited to your group and the needs of the event. You can contact the coordinator by email at benevoles@altergo.ca or by phone at 514-933-2739, ext. 228.

7. Am I automatically accepted after signing up online?

Volunteer selection is made according to the criteria that match the requirements of each task and environment in which the volunteer will work. Such criteria are, for example: spoken languages, interpersonal skills, physical skills, experience at the Défi sportif AlterGo, etc.

8. CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION FORM?

You can modify your personal information (contact info and photos) online by using your email address and password.

You cannot change your choice of activity or schedule online. That must be done by telephone (514-933-2739 ext. 228) or e-mail (benevoles@altergo.ca). We ask that you describe clearly the changes to be made.

9. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF CAN NO LONGER VOLUNTEER?

Contact the volunteer management team or your team leader as soon as possible to make the change. Each volunteer has value. As a consequence, it is important that the Défi sportif AlterGo be informed of any absence in order to find replacements and ensure smooth running of competitions.

10. Do you reimburse public transportation?

No, Défi sportif AlterGo does not reimburse bus and metro tickets.

11. Do I have to pay my parking

 

On most sites, Défi sportif AlterGo made agreements for volunteers not to pay for parking. However, we can’t guarantee that there will be parking spots. In order to contribute to sustainable development efforts, the Défi sportif AlterGo encourages volunteers to use public transportation.

12. DOES DÉFI SPORTIF ALTERGO PROVIDE MEALS TO VOLUNTEERS?

Any volunteer who works a minimum of 5 hours is entitled to lunch.

FORMATIONS AND POLICIES

13. Are there information and training sessions for volunteers?

In April, volunteers will be invited to a general volunteer meeting. This gives them an opportunity to find out more about the event and meet the leaders of each team.

Training about interactions with people with functional limitations is also offered.

In some cases, additional specific training is required so that volunteers can be fully efficient on site.

The time and place of the general volunteer meeting will be specified in the schedule confirmation email.

14. Are the general and specific trainings mandatory?

It is strongly recommended that any new volunteer, as well as returning ones who were not at the most recent event editions, undergo the general training.

Specific training is required to ensure smooth running of activities in a given area. In some cases, you might not be able to perform all the tasks of your assigned position if you did not get specific training.

However, no volunteer will be expelled for not following either training.

Merci à nos partenaires!

Thanks to our partners