One off opportunity: Robin Hood Half Marathon with Cancer Research UK

Cancer research UK need volunteers to help make the race day a huge success and make sure that the runners recieve the support they deserve! Volunteer at the Robin Hood Half Marathon on Sunday 29 Septemeber and help us save lives. For just one day of volunteering, you’ll be helping us to raise vital funds for our pioneering, life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer sooner. 

Cancer Reaserch UK are looking for volunteers that:

  • Have lots of enthusiasm. 
  • Are reliable and flexible. 
  • Are Confident with good interpersonal skills. 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment. 

What will you be doing? 
Inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points at the Robin Hood Half Marathon. This crucial role ensures the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. This role is perfect for team players with great communication skills who can use their initiative when dealing with anything that may occur on the course. 

What are the benefits? 

  • Meet new and like-minded people in your local area and create a positive impact in your community. 
  • It’s an amazing experience; volunteering at an event has an atmosphere like no other. 
  • Be apart of supporting an incredible cause.

How much time do you need to commit? 
Any time you can give us would be much appreciated and no matter how much time you have, we can find a role for you! Please let the Sector Leader know how long you are able to be on site and we can make sure your role is flexible to your availability. We need volunteers to help set up and pack down so don’t worry if you can’t stay the whole day or make it for the start of the event. 

What support will you be given? 
A member of the team will contact you before the event to discuss any queries you have about the event or your role. You will receive briefing notes before the event and a full explanation of your role on the day. 

All volunteer teams have a designated Sector Leader who will guide and support you in your role and answer any questions you may have.

Register your interest now to get involved!


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