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Volunteer at our events

Volunteering at our events is a fun and easy way to support our work – and makes a massive difference.

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Give your time and talents to support others

Every year thousands of our supporters walk, run, cycle and challenge themselves to raise money for the NSPCC and change lives. 

But they couldn’t do it without the enthusiastic support of our event volunteers, who give our eventers the boost they need to make it to the finish line. 

Helping at our events is an easy way to volunteer and support our work.

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Latest opportunities

NSPCC volunteers

Ride London

We’re looking for enthusiastic event volunteers to join us at Ride London on Sunday 4th August 2019.

As well as cheering on #TeamNSPCC, you will be helping at our unique and exciting cheer point where we will be helping the runners and crowds alike re-live their childhood memories.

Volunteer at Ride London

NSPCC volunteers at London Marathon

"We can't wait to join Team NSPCC again!"

“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. It truly was a great day and we hope to be joining you again.”

– NSPCC event volunteer at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

More about being an event volunteer

We currently need event volunteers for the following events:

  • Newport Marathon & 10k, Newport  – 05 May 2019
  • Velo Birmingham Midlands, Birmingham  – 12/05/2019
  • Great Manchester Run, Manchester  19 May 2019
  • Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Edinburgh  –  26 May 2019
  • Ride, London – 04 August 2019
  • Great North Run, Newcastle  – 08 Septmber 2019
  • New Forest Festival, New Forest  – 08 September 2019
  • Richmond RunFest - Kew 10k, Richmond  – 14 September 2019
  • Richmond Running Festival, Richmond  – 15 September 2019
  • Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham  – 29 September 2019
  • Cheltenham Half Marathon, Chetltenham  – 29 September 2019
  • Great Scottish Run, Scotland  – 29 September 2019
  • Royal Parks Half, London  – 01 October 2019
  • Great South Run, Portsmouth  – 01 October 2019
  • Great Birmingham Run, Birmingham  – 01 October 2019
  • Cardiff Half Marathon (family day), Cardiff  – 05 October 2019
  • Cardiff Half Marathon, Cardiff  – 06 October 2019

Volunteer at an event

We need your help to:

  • create a party atmosphere at our cheering stations – you'll get a lovely NSPCC t-shirt to wear on the day, which is yours to keep.
  • clap, whoop and encourage our eventers round their courses. 

The amount of time we need our volunteers for depends on the event, but we generally will need our event cheerers for 4-6 hours. However, if you can only commit to fewer hours that is also completely fine!

Yes, we can pay you up to £5 to cover travel expenses.

We'll supply you with your very own NSPCC t-shirt and cheering materials, including whistles, bam bams, clappers, cow bells and pom poms. All we ask is that you wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Other than that, just bring yourself and prepare to have a good time.

We happily welcome all ages but we ask that volunteers under the age of 18 are accompanied by an adult who has also signed up. We can also supply child-sized NSPCC t-shirts to younger volunteers.

Yes, you can happily sign up to volunteer at as many events as you'd like.

If you need to know anything else about being an event volunteer for the NSPCC, you can email us at cheer@nspcc.org.uk 

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