As a volunteer at this event you will be joining a vibrant team located along the Marathon course at one of our NSPCC cheer points.
Together the team will be motivating our runners, spurring them on their way round the course. Be it cheering, clapping, whooping or even singing, you will make a huge difference to how our runners feel and help them to complete the challenge of a lifetime.
Each cheering point is a team effort, so as a volunteer you would also help with setting up the cheer point, giving out t-shirts and cheering materials, making sure the area is kept tidy and helping with packing down.
We have six cheering points along the course, with staggered start times. We are looking for volunteers to commit up to 4 hours between 8:45am and 3pm. We will be in touch to arrange with you what time to arrive, where to meet and what to expect.
It is important that you are able to spend a few hours outside, spending lots of this time cheering and clapping. You do not need any prior experience, just a sense of fun, team spirit and enthusiasm.
You will need to feel comfortable if members of the public ask you about your volunteering role, and will simply need to direct them to a member of staff if they have any questions about the NSPCC. We need volunteers with a warm and friendly manner, as the NSPCC is 90% funded by public donations so the impression people have of us is incredibly important!
This volunteer opportunity is suitable for everyone. Please however be aware that you will need to make your own way to your cheer point (we will give you directions). We can discuss which cheering post would be most convenient for you.
You will also be required to stand for a few hours, so if you do think this would be difficult it would be advised to bring along a travel chair. If you are a wheelchair user please discuss with our staff team our options for identifying a suitable cheering point to enable you to have access.
Refreshments will be provided at the cheer points, and travel expenses will be covered up to the value of £5 (a receipt will be required for reimbursements).