Shine, The Night Walk - Volunteer - 23rd/24th September
Why we need you:
Join the volunteer team at Shine, the night marathon in London on 24th September 2016 and support thousands as they take on their marathon challenge aiming to raise a whopping £5 million for cancer research.
Walking a marathon is no mean feat but having the amazing support and endless enthusiasm of some friendly faces truly helps make it an unforgettable experience. Make a difference to someone’s night and help raise money to beat cancer sooner.
What will I be doing?
Help 17,000 walkers take on a marathon through the streets of London by supporting them at every step. Volunteers play a vital role on the night, so whatever time and skills you have – we’ve got a role for you!
General Volunteer – If you simply want to be involved and are happy to lend a helping hand where it’s needed most, then sign up as a General Volunteer now and we’ll find the perfect role for you.
Course Marshal Volunteer – Be the guiding light for our Shine walkers as part of our course route team to direct and motivate walkers through the night.
Venue Volunteer – You’ll be part of the dream team making sure our venues are running smoothly. There’s loads of opportunities: putting up marquees, handing out course maps, helping to run our bag drop service, cheering walkers at the start line and awarding some well-deserved medals at the finish.
Pit Stop Volunteer – We need you to keep our walkers motivated, help hand out snacks, offer bottles of water, as well as manage queues to ensure nobody has to wait too long at Pit Stops along the course.
Cycle Volunteer – Jump on your bike and use your cycling skills in a unique challenge to motivate our walkers and support fellow course route volunteers throughout Shine.
Driver Volunteer – You’ll be driving one of three vehicles crucial to the coordination of the marathon night walk, supporting our 17,000 walkers taking on the marathon challenge.
‘Volunteering with Cancer Research is easy - a great example of outstanding teamwork. The Cancer Research team value their volunteers which is one reason why I have come back to help wherever I can.’
Caroline, Shine Volunteer 2015
What benefits can I expect?
- A unique and rewarding Saturday night out exploring the iconic sights of London in a completely different light
- Cancer is happening right now, join in the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to life saving research being carried out right now
- Experience of supporting one of the UK’s leading charities for one of their biggest annual fundraisers
- The chance to meet new people and make new friends
- Learn some great new skills and develop your confidence to support personal and career development
What support will we give you?
We’ll be with you every step of the way sending monthly updates and exclusives in the lead up to the event. Three weeks before we’ll confirm all the details you’ll need and we’ll give you a call to make sure you’re happy and answer any questions.
At the event you’ll receive a unique volunteer t-shirt, snack pack and any other kit that you might need to carry out your role. Your volunteer manager will give you a briefing and be there to offer any support throughout your time with us.
Any time that you can spare will be hugely valuable in putting this incredible event on.
How do I sign up?
Complete our online application form and select the relevant role title.
Volunteers are the life and soul of our events. Can you imagine an event without a course, without medals and without cheering? Volunteer right now, make someone smile, and let's beat cancer sooner together