parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in, as a runner, a walker or as a volunteer.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
East Brighton parkrun is seeking volunteers to join our enthusiastic and mutually supportive team. Volunteers meet at 8.30am on Saturday mornings, in East Brighton Park, to organise the parkrun for anyone who wants to join in. You can volunteer occasionally or as often as you like. Some people volunteer because they are running enthusiasts themselves, others because it’s a great way to get some fresh air on a Saturday morning, in a beautiful park, with interesting and lovely people, kicking the weekend off to a great start!
There are many volunteer roles. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning the runners' barcodes with our simple barcode readers; we try to start people out on a general marshalling job, so they get a feel for how we operate. For descriptions of these roles and others, visitsupport.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200566523-What-do-the-volunteers-do-
To volunteer, simply sign up to parkrun at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ It’s the same registration process for runners and volunteers. Once you have your parkrun barcode, you can use it to volunteer or to participate. Then send us an email to let us when you’re available, quoting your barcode number on all parkrun communications.
What induction, training and support is offered?
Every parkrun has a Volunteer Coordinator and a Run Director. They will make sure that you know what you need to do in order to fulfil your allocated volunteer role. Most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful, but if you want to do a specific role, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.
From time to time there are training opportunities for volunteers, such as defibrillator training, guide running for runners with visual impairment, litter picking. As a volunteer, you will be given opportunities to join in with training that is of interest to you.
What skills or qualities are needed?
No special skills or experience required, simply a willingness to
* Give up a couple of hours of your time on a Saturday morning
* Work as part of a team
* Support and encourage others
You don’t need to be a runner in order to volunteer at parkrun.
Deadline for applications
23 Sep 2020
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