Senior Marshals needed for the Reading Half Marathon – 19/03/2017

Stewarding / Event Support volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s Society

The Role of the Senior Marshall is vital in ensuring the delivery of a safe and successful event. On the day there will be up to 15,000 people running across Reading and the Senior Marshall and their team will be the eyes and ears on the ground. Team Alzheimer’s Society runners alone are hoping to raise over £30,000 from the Reading Half Marathon, and they need you to represent Alzheimer’s Society to support them in the event.

What’s my role? You will be leading volunteer teams out on the course.

Key Activities

  • Be the main point of contact between the volunteer team and the race management team.
  • To coordinate with volunteer group to ensure the correct number turn up, at the right time and in the correct location.
  • Be the point of contact a set area on the course.
  • Check areas prior to the event to identify any issues and raise them with the sector leader where necessary.
  • Senior Marshals are to help ensure safety of both runners and spectators through monitoring minor road closures and areas where crowd barriers are in use and prevent non-competitors straying onto the course.
  • Help set up their specific areas ready for the arrival of the runners and aid in the tidying up once the event has finished.
  • Distribution of uniforms and equipment.
  • Standing down the team when you are advised it is safe to do so at the end of the race.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun, and help maximise the vital funds our runners raise. So, what are you waiting for? Be part of something incredible and volunteer today!

Contact person firstname
Their phone number?
0117 967 3047
Contact instructions?
Business hours Monday - Friday

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
For a one off event
What times and days of the week?
Sun AMSun PM
Availability required
All of these times
Single dates NEW
19 March 2017
Additional timing details
Reading Half-Marathon - Sunday 19th March
Task type?
Stewarding / Event Support
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedLeaderSociableEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
As appropriate to the task
Is support given?
Description of support
From fellow volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
By agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
12 January 2017