Volunteer for the Tour

Have you ever thought that you would like to become a Volunteer on the Tour of Southland Cycle Race and didn’t know how to go about it?

The SBS Bank Tour of Southland is on the look out for volunteers to assist with the 2023 Tour.  If you are interested in lending your support to this proud and iconic Southland sporting event, please read on.

The dates of this year’s Tour are Sunday 29th October to Saturday 4th November.  There are several sections where we need extra assistance to ensure the safe passage of the cyclists in and out of Invercargill.

The roles include the following:

Marshalling for the duration of the event.  11229909_10153330096237989_5222678531431289780_o

Training will be provided by qualified personnel for this role.  A vehicle will be supplied for this purpose along with the necessary equipment required. This position operates in conjunction with the approved event traffic management plan and is an extremely important role in providing a safe route for the cyclists.  The position requires no lifting or physical exertion but does require a mental concentration and awareness of various situations that may be encountered.  The pre-event training will adequately cover off all requirements necessary for you to confidently fulfil your role. 

Marshalling for sections of the event

If you are not available to commit to being involved for the entire week, there is also a great need for Volunteers to assist on the various sections in and around Invercargill.  The first section is on Sunday 29th October with the Team’s Time Trial Prologue around Invercargill’s Queens Park, followed by the Circuit Race around Queens Park later on the same day.  Numerous other stages all feature sections leaving the SIT Zerofees Velodrome at 10:00am and travelling via various routes out of the city.  Each of these days involve approximately 30 minutes of time and again, trained personnel will provide adequate training for this role.  Saturday 4th November also features the final stage finish back into Invercargill and considerable man power (or lady power) is required to adequately service our traffic management requirements.


Drivers are required for several of our Official vehicles that accompany the Tour.  These include Marshalls, Traffic Management and Team vehicles. The only requirement is that you have a current drivers licence and are a competent driver.

General Volunteers

There are several miscellaneous roles that we require assistance with during the Tour.  Included in this is assisting with the Tour equipment or with the delivery of the traffic management role – both of these may require the Volunteer to be able bodied as the role may be of a moderately physical nature.

If you are interested in becoming involved as a Tour Volunteer and gaining immense satisfaction from being an important part of this high profile event, please contact Glen Thomson on email [email protected] or mobile 021 455 597.  Your contribution will be extremely valued.