Shine Night Walk 2014 - 'On the night' volunteer roles
Why we need you:
We need motivational people to join us at Shine Night Walk in London on Saturday 27th September 2014. By volunteering, not only will you help and inspire the thousands of people walking Shine, but you’ll be helping Cancer Research UK raise money to fund its life-saving research. At Shine HQ, we think of volunteers as heroes, because without you, Shine simply couldn’t happen.
For the first time, Shine Night Walk will start and finish at two exciting new venues – Southwark Park and Old Billingsgate.
How much time do you need to commit?
Our night-time Shine volunteer shifts generally last for about eight hours. Please let the event manager know your availability once you’ve signed up. Please note that you will be assigned a role so if for any reason you can no longer volunteer please let us know as soon as possible.
What support will you be given?
A member of the Shine team will contact you before the event to discuss any queries you have about the event and/or your role, and you will receive briefing notes before the event and on the day. All volunteer teams have a designated manager, who will guide and support you in your role and answer any questions you may have.
What are the benefits?
The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to Cancer Research UK and the experience of working with one of the UK’s leading charities on a premier national event. You will also benefit from meeting new people and you will receive a volunteer t-shirt and light refreshments.
What Volunteer roles are available?
We have six exciting ‘on the night’ volunteer roles for you to choose from. Take a look at the volunteering profiles below to find out how you can get involved.
Venue Volunteer: Venue volunteers could help support Shine in lots of different ways, either at our start or finish venue. Tasks could include volunteer administration, answering queries, handing out water or medals to walkers, or setting up and clearing away. We’re looking for proactive volunteers with great communication and organisational skills.
Course Route Volunteer: You’ll help to cover marshalling points on the route where you will inspire, cheer and motivate participants. For this crucial role we are looking for team players with great communication skills who are able to use their initiative to help ensure the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated.
Pit Stop Volunteer: Volunteering at a Shine pit stop on our exciting route, you will help to motivate and inspire participants as they move through the pit stop whilst providing drinks and snacks. This role will suit someone with a pro-active attitude and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Driver Volunteer: Help to support the welfare of our Shine participants and volunteers by driving provisions around the course. To volunteer for this role you will need to hold a valid driving license and feel confident driving around London. This role will suit someone with strong interpersonal skills and a good knowledge of London.
Cycle Team Volunteer: This crucial role will ensure the event runs smoothly, and involves cycling parts of the route to encourage, guide and assist walkers, other volunteers and marshals throughout their Shine night. As a confident cyclist you will have your own bike (you are also required to provide your own cycle helmet and bike lights - front and back). You will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, bags of enthusiasm and a good knowledge of London.
General Volunteer: If you’re happy to volunteer in any area, this role is for you.