RAACE Volunteer

RAACE Volunteer Badge

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?

• Our mission is important to you and you want to actively participate in supporting our cause.
• You recognize the need to prevent child sexual abuse and have the ability to donate your time to support RAACE’s mission and prevention initiatives via events, programs, calls, board positions, etc.

A little time can do a whole lot of good.

RAACE HAS SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS FOR 2018

We are heading back to Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium for another season of IronBirds baseball and making awareness happen! 

New for 2018 is our “Team Volunteer” opportunity. Helping out with RAACE is a great opportunity for your business, group, friends, and family to do some “Team Building” and at the same time, enjoy a night at the ballpark, all while helping a worthy cause.

The 2017 season was a huge success for RAACE.  With 60,000+ baseball fans attending 38 home games, we spoke one on one with IronBirds fans about our mission and handed out 45,000 educational packages, including our monthly baseball publication - the RAACE 6-4-3 Double Play.

We need U to be a RAACE Volunteer this summer…  Please join us in the Ferrous and Friends Kids Zone, presented by RAACE, as we forward the RAACE movement to prevent abuse.  At every IronBirds home game, we will spin our “Giant Wheel” and man our awareness station, as part of a fun and interactive way for families to enjoy the ballpark, and at the same time learn about the importance of becoming one of #TheOther19.

If you were a RAACE Volunteer last season, thank you. We would love to have you back this season… it was because of you, our great volunteers that we accomplished all we did in 2017.  If you’re a new Volunteer this year, WELCOME. Now is the time to sign-up, help a cause, and have some fun!! 

Want to get involved?

Start by completing the short form below that lets us know a little bit about you and your interests. Then, a member of our RAACE Team will get in touch with you to take the next step. It’s deeply rewarding to help prevent child sexual abuse – and it all starts with U!

RAACE Volunteers

What do volunteers do

Our RAACE Volunteer program is very straightforward, with roles and responsibilities that are very simple.  You will be a pro in less than five minutes!!

  • FRONT GATES – We man the front gates at the stadium to hand out our “Free Spin Cards” for the RAACE wheel.  There are four gates that allow access into to the stadium, and this is where we use 2 teams of 2 to hand everyone, including kids, a free spin card.  With the free spin card, IronBirds fans can play the wheel for a chance to win prizes, and also enter our raffle for a RAACE IronBirds Jersey autographed by Cal Ripken, Jr.  The key is making sure we send everyone to the kids zone to enjoy our fun and interactive display.
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  • WORKING THE WHEEL – The “Giant Wheel” is the hub of interactivity within our display.  There are two jobs here – one is to actually spin the wheel, the other is to help guests with the game board.  Everyone who is in the stadium gets a chance to use their free spin card on 1 of 27 wheel spaces.  If you like interacting with people, laughing as folks jump for joy, good music and good times, this is the place for you and your team! We like to have two teams of four so everyone can take a break and enjoy the ballpark.
RAACE Volunteers
  • THE MC – If you like talking and are not afraid of microphones, our MC is the job for you! Working the crowd and verbally controlling the wheel is the task of the MC.  This is where the gift of gab helps talk up the cause, the sponsors and generally the life of the party! We like to have 2 of these types of folks per night!
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  • THE INFORMATION STATION – Working at the information station and giveaway booth is where we have 2 teams of 4. Here we handout our educational materials in RAACE bags, sell t-shirts to raise funds, and conduct raffles. This is also the place where we share RAACE Partner information, and redeem the prize tickets for fans who have won on the “Giant Wheel”.  Again, a simple and fun space that really helps get RAACE into the general public.

Build a RAACE Volunteer team of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or even come by yourself!  

You will be glad you did! Don’t worry, RAACE staff and experienced RAACE Volunteers will guide you when you get there. 

Getting into the game is easy.  There is a Volunteer & VIP table set up on the concourse just to the left of the main gate and to the right of the ticket booth.  You just tell them you’re a RAACE Volunteer and they will give you a pass to enter the park for the night.  Once inside, turn left and follow the purple footsteps down the left field line (the 3rd base side) to the Ferrous and Friends Kids Zone presented by RAACE.  All RAACE Volunteers should be at the awareness station 2 hours before game time.  

So pick a night, and sign up below. Again, please consider your family, friends, club, group or company as we try to get all of the “Special Night” home games covered.  We are not successful without U… please volunteer today! Here’s how it’s done:

Instructions

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with RAACE. Please complete the form fields below and a member of our team will be back in touch with you as soon as possible.

First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Cell Phone or Event Day Contact #
Street Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Team Captain
Team Name
Team Member Names
Date(s) You Would Like to Volunteer (see IronBirds Home Schedule Above)
Volunteer Job Title

All volunteers receive a RAACE Volunteer Tee-Shirt to wear that evening. Please select a size by writing in your ONE choice below:

  • Mens: S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 6X
  • Womens: S, M, L, Xl, 2X
  • Kids: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Toddler: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T
Tee Shirt Size

SPECIAL NIGHT HOME GAMES FOR THE 2018 ABERDEEN IRONBIRDS

6/15 – Opening Night, 2nd Annual CrabFeast Fundraiser for RAACE, Fireworks

6/16 – Reggy (former Phillie Phanatic – a furry entertainer!), pre-game play catch on the field, 84 Lumber CrabFeast Fundraiser for RAACE

7/13 – Fireworks

7/14 – World Famous Frisbee Dogs, pre-game play catch on the field

7/20 – Salute to Cal Ripken, Jr. as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the end of his consecutive games played streak, fireworks, Jarvis Appliance/Horne Concrete/Maryland Portable Concrete/Maryland Concrete CrabFeast Fundraiser for RAACE

7/21 – Salute to the ’83 Orioles World Series Championship team w/ appearance by 6-7 members of the club including Cal, pre-game play catch on the field

7/22 – Baltimore Ravens Pep Rally featuring: RAACE-Ravens Season Ticket Raffle Drawing, Ravens cheerleaders, marching band and the Vince Lombardi trophy, post-game Kids Run the Bases

7/27 – Bassmaster Weekend (ESPN’s Bassmaster Tournament will be held in the ballpark’s parking lot) – Team playing as the Harford County Anglers, fireworks

7/28 – Bassmaster Weekend, “Harford’s Got Talent” show, pre-game play catch on the field

8/10 – Star Wars Night, fireworks, CrabFeast Fundraiser for RAACE

8/24 – Aberdeen Steamed Crabs, fireworks

8/25 – Aberdeen High School Night featuring famous former alumni including Cal and Bill, pre-game play catch on the field

8/31 – Fan Appreciation Night (final game of the season), fireworks

Special Notes:

  • Gates open 1 ½ hour before the game starts. So we need volunteers there two hours and 15 minutes before game starts. If game is at 7:05 we need volunteers there at 4:45 pm
  • All volunteers check in at Volunteer Table just to the right of the ticket booth in front of main gate entrance.  They will receive their volunteer pass for the night.
  • Free Spin Greeters stay at the front gate from the time they open the gates until the end of the 2nd inning.
  • The awareness station is open until the end of the 7th inning.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, we are on concrete all night.

Thank U for being a RAACE Volunteer!!

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