Volunteer at an event

Volunteering at our events is a fun and easy way to help us keep children safe – you'll make a massive difference.

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We’ve got hundreds of atmospheric running and cycling events happening throughout the year.

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What you'll do

We’ve got hundreds of atmospheric running and cycling events happening throughout the year.

Could you spare some time to volunteer and help out on the day? Take a look at what’s coming up.

Volunteer today and join our fight for every childhood

Meet our volunteers

Family dressed in NSPCC t-shirts at a marathon event

"It truly was a great day"

“My family and I headed home with croaky voices after all our cheering and shouting, sun-kissed skin and jingling in our ears from the sounds of cow bells, whistles and bam bam balloons. We hope to be joining you again.”

Event volunteer at Virgin Money London Marathon

How you'll help

Every year thousands of people raise money to help protect children and prevent abuse through our events. You'll support us in raising this vital money by helping out at an event.

By cheering on our runners and cyclists, helping them to complete a challenge they’ve spent months preparing for, you’ll make a huge difference.

marathon runner touching hands of cheerers as he runs past

Dawn, runner at Brighton Marathon: "The friendly faces and shoutouts lifted my spirits when tired"

What you'll get

Volunteering at our events is a great way to experience the fantastic atmosphere of event days! You'll also get to meet lots of new people and support us in raising money to keep children safe.

You’ll be accompanied by NSPCC staff to support you and answer any questions you may have. For sporting events, refreshments will be provided at the cheer points and travel expenses will be covered up to a certain amount.

4 event volunteers standing on staircase with green pom-poms

Key details

Role title

Event volunteer

Activity type

Helping at events

Location

Various events across the UK

Commitment

One-off events

Hours vary with events, however we typically need volunteers for 4-6 hours

Availability

Time of day dependent on the event

 

Interested? Find a role near you

Not right for you?

There are so many ways to get involved and help children, and we’d love to have you on our team.

Whether you can spare an hour or two, or want to get involved more often, whatever time you can give is invaluable.

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Who's right for the role?

You don’t need any prior experience to volunteer at one of our events, just a sense of fun, team spirit and enthusiasm.

We need volunteers with a warm and friendly manner, as the NSPCC is around 90 per cent funded by supporter donations so the impression people have of us is incredibly important.

Volunteers at our sporting events will need to be comfortable spending a few hours outside, spending lots of this time cheering and clapping.

Not right for you?

There are so many ways to get involved and help children, and we’d love to have you on our team.

Whether you can spare an hour or two, or want to get involved more often, whatever time you can give is invaluable.

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Still have questions?

Speak to our team for more information on our Event volunteer roles.

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Email: cheer@nspcc.org.uk