London, Greater London
Job description

Do you want to be part of the team that deliver an exciting central London sporting event and all whilst supporting the vital work of Cancer Research UK? Then volunteer now for a variety of roles in the CRUK London Winter Run on the 9th of February 2020!

What Will You Be Doing?

Event roles will include:

Costume roles:

  • Dressing up as polar bear or other type of winter creature!
  • In this role you will be taking lots of pictures with the runners and spectators whilst giving away many hugs and high fives!

Meet and Greet:

  • This is a really important position as you will be the first Cancer Research UK London Winter Run members of staff that our participants meet when they arrive in Westminster on event day - and the last face they see when they have finished the event and are looking to head home!
  • Ideally we would like you to have a good knowledge of London and how to get around so that you can advise and direct our participants on how to get to the Event Village from a particular tube station and how to get home for example.

Helping With The Management Of The Start:

  • We need enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who can join our start team to motivate and inspire all of our runners before they set off on their 10k challenge.
  • You will be required to communicate and help control the flow our 15,000 runners to the start line so that they start in the right place and at the right time and with a smile on their face!

Welcoming Back Runners Into The Finish Area:

  • We need all singing all dancing happy, cheering, loud volunteers to welcome our runners across the finish line and to congratulate them on their achievement.
  • You will be adorning them with medals and making sure they get a well deserved hug from our Polar Bear Hug Squad.

Helping Out At The Baggage Drop Off / Collection Area:

  • This is a crucial area to the success of the event because with 20,000 runners turning up in the middle of winter the vast majority will bring a bag with them.
  • This area needs to be looked after by a dedicated team of friendly, switched on volunteers who can help to run the baggage area like clockwork!

Route: Marshalling:

  • You will be part of a team who are our eyes and ears on the course who will be positioned at key points around the run route to help direct our runners in the right direction and all whilst cheering them on and keeping them motivated. So you will need to be loud and energetic no matter what the weather!
  • You may also be located at key crossing points across the route to ensure that members of the public can safely cross the route. For this role you will need to be confident, friendly and be prepared to use your voice!

Drinks Station:

  • This is where our runners can grab a quick drink and maybe a moments rest so we need a team of friendly, welcoming volunteers to support our runners when they need it most, and to keep them feeling positive and get them back running again.

How Much Time Do You Need To Commit?
Your shift will be a maximum of 8 hours, but most will likely be shorter depending on the location and role you are given and the area in which you will work. A rough idea of shift times for the event will be from 07.00 – 14.00. However please note we will not know the exact shift timings until nearer the event date and so more accurate information will be briefed to you by the event volunteer team in the run up to the event.

What Support Will You Be Given?

A member of the team will be in touch before the event to send you a full briefing about your role. A team leader will brief, guide, support and work closely with you on the day at the event.

What Are The Benefits?

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to the event that is helping to raise vital money for Cancer Research UK
  • The opportunity to develop communication and event skills
  • Experience working at a large central London sporting event!
  • The enjoyment of meeting new people and being a part of our team
  • The knowledge that you will have made a positive impact and provided invaluable support, improving the experience of participants and spectators
Posted on: 08 November 2019
Closed date: 06 February 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Volunteer Management