Volunteer

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With nearly 300 Race for Life events booked into the diary this year, we’re on the lookout for some passionate, motivational and inspiring new recruits to join our amazing army of volunteers.

Why do we need you?

Volunteers play a vital role at all our Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy® and Marathon events across the country, so whatever time and skills you have – we’ve got a role for you!

Without volunteers, our events simply couldn’t happen – your support helps us put on the best events possible to raise life saving funds, and ultimately help beat cancer sooner.

What volunteer roles are available?

We have four exciting volunteer roles for you to choose from. Take a look at the volunteering profiles to find out how you can get involved.

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    Local Promotion Volunteer

    This role is vital to the success of our events. To help us spread the word, you will need to place 200 flyers and 20 posters in your local area – e.g. libraries, shops and workplaces – and give them to friends and family to make sure your whole community knows about Race for Life.

    Apply for this role
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    Event Day Volunteer

    Whatever time you can join us, there are many ways you can help out at the event. Activities can include setting up marquees and putting out flags and banners or getting water to the start line and handing out medals at the finish. We’re on the lookout for volunteers with a proactive attitude and loads of enthusiasm to join the gang.

    Apply for this role
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    Course Marshal Volunteer

    Inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This crucial role ensures the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. This role is perfect for team players with great communication skills who can use their initiative when dealing with anything that may occur on the course.

    Apply for this role
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    Enquiries and Administration Volunteer

    You’ll be responsible for setting up the administration marquees and helping assist participants and spectators with any queries. We’re looking for someone with great communication and organisational skills, a proactive attitude and, ideally, some administrative experience.

    Apply for this role
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    Happy in any role?

    Please select the ‘I’m happy to volunteer in any role’ option when registering. We also need volunteers that can assist with any lost children, which you can do this alongside other volunteering duties. If you are CRB checked and are happy to do this role please let us know.

    Apply for any role
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    Want to find out more?

    Do you have questions on what to expect? What the benefits are? How to volunteer in groups? How old you need to be?

    Find out more about volunteering
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