Fundraising Events Volunteer - Great North Run
Fundraising Events Volunteer - Cheer Squad - Great North Run
Volunteer at the biggest half marathon in the world
This year, we have a team of 80 runners taking part in the Great North Run on Sunday 8 September 2019 in aid of the British Red Cross. We are looking for volunteers to join us at our cheer point and charity marquee to support and cheer our team on.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us cheer on our fantastic runners at our cheer points.
Typical tasks include
- Cheering and motivating our runners as they pass our cheer point
- Providing direction to the runners. Plus help to manage the massage queues in the marquee
- Welcome our runners after their half marathon and their family who come to meet them
About the person
- Enthusiasm, energy and people skills.
- An interest in meeting a wide variety of people and giving our supporters a unique experience
- An interest in the event, exploring and volunteering in new environments, many out in the fresh air!
- Desire to give our supporters a unique and fun experience
- Minimum age 18. We have other fundraising roles available for under 18s
- As a Red Cross volunteer you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian network.
We expect all our staff and volunteers to uphold our Fundamental Principles
What We Offer:
- Gain experience and confidence by interacting with the public)
- Light snacks and refreshments
- A keepsake Red Cross t-shirt & noise-makers
- Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team
Induction and training
When you start your role, you will be introduced to your line manager who will discuss the role with you. We will ask you to complete our British Red Cross Foundation Course e-learning which gives you an overview of what we do and covers basic health and safety information. There will also be other training specific to your role.
Here's a little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes.
From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. Our goal is to connect human kindness with human crisis.
We're part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and we believe in the power of kindness.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
We support a huge range of people and we recruit for a diverse workforce - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.
Connecting human kindness with human crisis