Volunteer/Fundraise with RamRide

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Watch this video for the most comprehensive information about volunteering/fundraising with RamRide. To help save you time, feel free to jump to 4:50.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Steps for Signing Up:

  1. Determine Your Volunteers: Make sure sure they’re ready for the commitment!
    1. To fundraise $350, $650, or $1,000, groups must have a minimum of 4, 6, 8 or volunteers respectively.
    2. Groups cannot have more than 10 volunteers, regardless of the amount of money you wish to fundraise.
    3. Volunteers must be a current CSU student, have had a U.S. driver’s license for at least one year and pass a Motor Vehicle Records check.
  2.  Submit Your Docs: Have your volunteers submit a copy of their driver’s license and student IDs on the ramride website.
  3. Identify Your Team Leader: Once identified, your Team Leader needs to meet with our Volunteer Coordinator (in Off-Campus Life, LSC 274, during drop in hours) to sign your contract.
    1. Drop In Hours for contract signing are as follows, for questions, please email ramride@colostate.edu
      1. Monday 12 – 3:30PM
      2. Wednesday 9AM – 12PM
      3. Thursday 2 – 5PM
      4. Friday 12 – 4PM
  4. Motor Vehicle Records Checks: The RamRide team will submit your volunteers for an MVR check.
    1. Once the MVR checks are cleared, you can move onto step
  5. Select Your Dates: Choose which volunteer dates work for your organization.
    1. RamRide’s Volunteer Coordinator will email you a link to Sling to sign up for your shifts!
  6. Complete your Shifts & Get Paid!
1. Sign into your Sling account using the email invitation RamRide sent you.
2. Click on the “schedule” tab. Make sure your calendar is on the weekly view so that you can see the available shifts. There will be a maximum of 30 shifts available every Friday and Saturday (15 driver and 15 navigator). The driver shifts are green and the navigator shifts are gold.
3. Click on the available shift you want and click on the “Apply for shift” button. Make sure you are applying for shifts as a pair. For example, if you apply for the “Driver 1” shift, make sure your partner applies for the “Navigator 1” shift.
3. Wait for the RamRide team to approve your shift. Once it is approved, you will receive an email and get a notification on your “Dashboard.” You will then be able to see it on your schedule!
 

Remember that once you are approved for a shift, you are responsible for that shift. Therefore, only apply to shifts you know you can complete!

Video Tutorial 

If you are unable to fulfill a shift you committed to, the best option is to find another volunteer within your organization to cover the shift.
 
1. Click on the shift you need to switch.
2. Click on the three dots found on the bottom right.
3. Click the “offer shift” button.
4. Search for the member of your organization that is able to cover that shift and click their name.
5. Click the “Offer” button.
6. Now, the member of your group that you offered the shift to must log in and go to their dashboard. They will need to click on the notification and click the “accept” button.

7. Wait for RamRide to approve the shift exchange. Once that is done, you will both receive notifications. The member now responsible for the shift will be able to see the shift on their schedule.

Here is the link for the video tutorial

If you are unable to fulfill a shift you committed to, and you cannot find a volunteer within your group to cover the shift, then you can see if a volunteer from another group can cover the shift. There is no guarantee a volunteer from another group will be able to cover the shift.
 
1. Click on the shift you need to switch.
2. Click on the three dots found on the bottom right.
3. Click the “make shift available” button.

If a driver/navigator pair is unable to show up to complete their two shifts and cannot find in-group or out-group volunteers to cover the shifts, the following cancellation policy will be operationalized.

  • First no-show (2 shifts, driver/navigator pair): Freebie. Your group is not paid for those missed shifts, but there are no additional consequences.
  • Second no-show (4 shifts total, 2 driver/navigator pairs): Team Leader (TL) must meet with a RamRide Leadership Team member (RRLT), payment will be held until this meeting occurs, AND the group has money deducted from their final payment:
      • Group signed up for 10 = $50 deduction.
      • Group signed up for 20 = $75 deduction.
      • Group signed up for 30 = $100 deduction.
  • Third no-show (6 shifts total, 3 driver/navigator pairs): Group does not receive any (or any additional) payment and is banned for 16 academic weeks.
  • Groups signed up for 10 shifts must complete 6 shifts to avoid being banned.
  • Groups signed up for 20 shifts must complete 16 shifts to avoid being banned.
  • Groups signed up for 30 shifts must complete 26 shifts to avoid being banned.

10 shifts for $350

  • Complete all 10 shifts = $350.
  • Complete 8 shifts (no show 2 shifts/do not complete last 2 shifts) = $280 [$350 – ($35×2) = $280].
  • Complete 6 shifts (no show 4 shifts/do not complete last 4 shifts) = $160 once your TL meets with the RRLT [$350 – ($35×4) – $50= $160].
  • Complete 4 or fewer shifts: No payment and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.

20 shifts or $650

  • Complete all 20 shifts = $650.
  • Complete 18 shifts (no show 2 shifts/do not complete last 2 shifts) = $590 [$350 +$300 – ($30×2) = $590].
  • Complete 16 shifts (no show 4 shifts/do not complete last 4 shifts) = $455 once your TL meets with the RRLT [$350 + $300 – ($30×4) – $75= $455].
  • Complete 12 or 14 or fewer shifts = $350 (from first 10 shifts), no additional payment and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.
  • Complete 10 shifts = $350 and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.
  • Complete 8 or fewer shifts = No payment and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.

30 shifts or $1,000

  • Complete all 30 shifts = $1,000.
  • Complete 28 shifts (no show 2 shifts/do not complete last 2 shifts) = $930 [$350 +$300 +350 – ($35×2) = $930].
  • Complete 26 shifts (no show 4 shifts/do not complete last 4 shifts) = $760 once your TL meets with the RRLT [$350 + $300 + 350 – ($35×4) – $100= $760].
  • Complete 22 or 24 shifts = $650 (from first 20 shifts), no additional payment and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.
  • Complete 20 shifts = $650 and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.
  • Complete 12-18 shifts = $350 (from first 10), no additional payment and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.
  • Complete 10 shifts = $350 banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.
  • Complete 8 or fewer shifts = No payment and banned from volunteering/fundraising for 16 academic weeks.
  • Your org is paid at the completion of each chunk of 10 shifts.
  • If your org is doing 10 shifts for $350, you get paid at the completion of all 10 shifts.
  • If your org is doing 20 shifts for $650, you will get $350 at the completion of your first 10, then the remaining $300 at the completion of your next chunk of ten (totaling 20 shifts).
  • If your org is doing 30 shifts for $1,000, you will get $350 at the completion of your first 10, $300 at the completion of your second chunk of 10, and the remaining $350 at the completion of your last chunk of 10 (totaling 30 shifts).

Why would someone fail an MVR check?

Do the volunteers have to be members of our organization?

  • No- you could have a friend, roommate, etc., volunteer on behalf of your student org, but they would counts towards one of your 10 maximum volunteers. Please know that all volunteers must be able to provide a valid CSUID. 

What if I’m in more than one organization?

  • If you’re in more than one organization and want to help both of them fundraise, you certainly can- but know that you count as each one of the organizations’ maximum of 10.
  • When you volunteer, you will need to tell the RamRide staff which organization you are completing your shift on behalf of (which org you are fundraising for that night). 

What if I’m not in an organization and I want to volunteer?

  • You could volunteer on behalf of an organization serving as one of their 10 reps.
  • During this semester of piloting this new volunteer model, RamRide will not be allowing individual volunteers.
  • We will be putting 100% of our focus on optimizing the student organization/fundraising model.
  • We hope to bring back individual volunteer opportunities in future semesters.

What if my organization wants to do more than 10, 20, or 30 shifts?

  • Your organization will only be allowed to commit to the 10, 20, or 30 shifts initially.
  • If you complete your original shifts, you will not be allowed to sign a new contract (like another contract for 10), but you will be allowed to pick up additional pairs of shifts and earn $66/pair.

Does my international driver’s license count?

  • No, University policy requires RamRide drivers to have had a US driver’s license for at least 1 year.
      • All other programs at CSU have a 2-year requirement, RamRide was given an exception.

What if one of my student org members doesn’t pass the MVR check?

  • We will inform the Team Leader that the student org member does not qualify be a RamRide driver.
  • This person will not count as one of your ten.

What time do volunteer need to arrive for their shift?

  • Volunteers need to be in the RamRide office by 8:15 pm, and plan to volunteer with RamRide through the completion of operations (between 3:00 am and 4:00 am).