Read on for a quick round up of why we want you, and what volunteering at the London Landmarks Half Marathon will involve! Why We Need You!
We need enthusiastic, proactive, and practical individuals who are prepared to be placed in a variety of roles, as required, at the event. If you want to be part of the launch of a brand new central London sporting event and help lots of charities raise millions of pounds then this is the role for you!
Be physically active as some areas of this role may involve some lifting, standing, walking about etc
What Will You Be Doing?
Event roles will include:
Meet and Greet:
We are looking for happy, friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join our meet and greet team!
This is a really important position as you will be the first members of the team that our participants meet when they arrive on event day!
This is a really fulfilling role as you will get to meet hundreds of our runners and have the chance to welcome them to London, put a smile on their face, and get them motivated for their run!
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 challenge.
You will be required to communicate and help control the flow our 10,000 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 their medals and will be handing out water etc
Helping Out At The Bag Drop Off / Collection Area
This is a crucial area to the success of the event because with thousands of runners turning up to run a half marathon 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 bag area like clockwork!
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!
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.
We will have various experiences around the route and will require people who are happy to dress up and partake in them. For example you could be dressing up as a Suffragette, a Roman Gladiator, in a bowler hat or as a character from Harry Potter!*
(*all characters / experiences are examples and subject to change!) How Much Time Do You Need To Commit?
Your shift will be a maximum of 8 hours, but some may be shorter depending on the location, the role you are given / the area in which you will work. A rough idea of the time period within which the various shifts will start & finish is from 07.00 – 16.30.
However please note we will not know the exact shift timings until nearer the event date and so more accurate information will be sent to you by the event volunteer team 2-3 weeks before 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 funds for lots of Charities
The opportunity to develop communication and event skills
Experience working at the launch of this brand new central London sporting event!