We are grateful, every year to have a dedicated support staff that works tirelessly, side by side, with our Riders to complete the mission of The Ride for Missing Children – To Make Our Children Safer... One Child At A Time.
These volunteers are instrumental in the success of the Ride. Volunteers offer support during the Ride as well as before and after. Many volunteers return year after year because of the gratification they feel being part of this amazing cause.
First, evaluate your availability and time constraints. We have monthly Rider and Volunteer meetings January - May leading up to the Ride. It is important to attend those to learn more about the Ride, your commitment as a volunteer, and the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children. We also have planning committees that work on organization of the Ride year round. Ride Day is June 1st. You’ll want to decide if you can be available for the entire day. We usually begin around 5:00 a.m. and end around 8:00 in the evening. We travel by bus as a group. If your personal obligations don’t permit you to be free for the full day, perhaps you can help out at our closing ceremony and reception. This takes place at the New Hartford Rec Center where our long day ends. The closing ceremony volunteer hours run between 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and can be flexible.