Great North Run – Event Volunteer 12th September 2021

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Posted
06 Jul 2021
Closes
06 Oct 2021
Expenses
Unpaid
Commitment
One-off

Volunteer Role Profile:

Great North Run

                       

Team:                         Fundraising Team

Date:                           12th September 2021

Time:                          TBA

Location:                    Newcastle area

See https://www.greatrun.org/events/great-north-run/ for more info.

_________________________________________________________________________

About Candlelighters

Candlelighters provides practical, emotional and financial support to every family affected by childhood cancer in Yorkshire. We support around 150 new families each year and our work ensures the whole family unit is supported in these extraordinary circumstances.

We support children and their families from diagnosis and throughout their journey, including financial support, practical help in hospital, much needed breaks, and emotional and well-being support for the whole family at The Square (our Family Support Centre) and Family Support Bus. 

Purpose of the Role

Every year, hundreds of people organise or take part in amazing fundraising events to help raise money and awareness for Candlelighters. However, these wouldn’t be possible without the support of our wonderful Event Volunteers.

Event Volunteers play a vital role in helping to create a successful day for everyone involved. Volunteering at an event is a fun and rewarding day out, it’s a great way to meet other people and be part of a fantastic team. Event Volunteering is fun and flexible and just a few hours can make a huge difference; we’re aiming to raise £100,000 through challenge events this year, so we need your help to make this event a success.

Key Activities

Activities may include:

  • Race Volunteering: Helping the race organisers to ensure the event runs smoothly including. This may include Marshalling (helping to guide participants and supporters along the course), giving out water, giving out medals/certificates etc…
  • Cheering: Wearing our T-shirts and making lots of noise to help encourage and motivate our amazing runners and inspire other runners who might choose to run for us in future.

                            

  • Charity Village Volunteering: Helping to set up our stall, meet and greet runners and supporters, giving out snacks and refreshments, selling merchandise, collecting donations and handing our leaflets.
  • Photography: Taking photo of participants and volunteers to use on our website / social media /publicity materials
  • Massage/Sports Therapy: Provide sports massage/treatment for our runners (qualified and insured).

Volunteer Requirements

We are looking for fun and friendly volunteers who:

  • Have lots of energy and enthusiasm
  • Have great communication and people skills
  • Can work well as part of a team and on their own.
  • Are prepared to volunteer outside and be on their feet for long periods of time
  • Are flexible and willing to volunteer in different roles, as required
  • Are 18+ years old (cheerers can be under 18, but will need to be accompanied by an adult).

Please do also let us know if you have any specific skills or experience you think might be useful, for example, photography, sports massage, stewarding, etc.

Support and Benefits

You will receive:

  • A Candlelighters T-shirt.
  • Briefing and support from Candlelighters’ Fundraising Team or Event Organisers
  • A fun and rewarding day out
  • The opportunity to meet new people, including other Candlelighters volunteers and supporters
  • The opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing skills
  • The opportunity to be part of a fantastic team, all helping to make a difference to children and families affected by childhood cancer in Yorkshire.

Please complete the short registration form at https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/event-volunteer-registration-form/.

Once we have received your registration form, a member of the Team will be in touch.

If you have any queries, please call the Volunteering Team on 0113 887 8333 or email

volunteering@candlelighters.org.uk

Apply for Great North Run – Event Volunteer 12th September 2021

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly

Apply

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


4000 characters left

Marketing Communications

Haymarket Media Group, publisher of Third Sector, takes your privacy seriously.

Learn more about how we use your information when job seeking.

We would like to keep you updated by email with information and opportunities which we hope will help you in your work.

We believe we can demonstrate a legitimate interest in using your details for marketing purposes, but if you do not wish to receive these messages, please .

I would like to be kept updated with information and opportunities from Third Sector via the following channel:

We will use your information to ensure you receive messages that are relevant to you. 

Should you cease to require these services in future, you can stop receiving these messages from us via the unsubscribe link on any email received or by contacting us directly. Please see our Full Privacy Notice.

 


By applying for a job listed on Third Sector Volunteering you agree to our Terms and Conditions. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs