Tough 10 Course Marshal Volunteer - Edinburgh - 5th November 2017

Sun 5th November 2017
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
A day to spare
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Why we need you:

Tough 10 is a new fundraising event for Cancer Research UK. Last year we organised 10 events across the country and over 5,000 participants took part running over some of the U.K.’s toughest terrain to help beat cancer sooner.

We couldn’t put on our events without the amazing support of an army of volunteers. It is thanks to these men and women that we are able to raise £60 million every year from our events for life saving research.

What will you be doing?

Inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This crucial role ensures the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. This role is perfect for team players with great communication skills who can use their initiative when dealing with anything that may occur on the course.

Tough 10 is such a great event to be a course marshal because the courses are in some of the U.K.’s most scenic locations, such as Box Hill in Surrey, the Peak District, and the Pentland Hills in Scotland. One of our previous volunteers has said:

‘The experience is unreal. Like lots of others, I’ve been drawn back year on year.  It’s an amazing sense of achievement to play a small part in putting the event together; especially when you’re cheering the last participant over the finish line – there’s always a story behind it - and generally tears! Cancer can be world shattering, and beating it sooner means more research to stop people’s worlds being shattered.’ Mark, Course Marshal Volunteer at a previous Cancer Research UK event

What are the benefits?

  • Cancer is happening right now, join in the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to life saving research being carried out as we speak.
  • The experience of working with one of the UK’s leading charities on the launch event of a brand new running event.
  • Meet new and like-minded people in your local area and create a positive impact in your community.
  • Volunteering can help you learn some great new skills and gain new experience to support you in your personal and career development.
  • A volunteer t-shirt and light refreshments.

How much time do you need to commit?

Any time you can give us would be much appreciated and no matter how much time you have, we can find a role for you! Please let the event manager know how long you are able to be on site and we can make sure your role is flexible to your availability. We need volunteers to help set up and pack down so don’t worry if you can’t stay the whole day or make it for the start of the event.

What support will you be given?

A member of the team will contact you before the event to discuss any queries you have about the event or your role. You will receive briefing notes before the event and a full explanation of your role on the day.

All volunteer teams have a designated manager who will guide and support you in your role and answer any questions you may have.

How do I sign up?

Complete our online application form RIGHT NOW and select the relevant role title on the application form.

Without you our fundraising events simply cannot happen, but we know that sometimes things pop up, so if you’re unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible.

Why we need you

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. We need you to help us by volunteering. Play a part in this inspiring story and volunteer. Help us to create more tomorrows.

Volunteering policy

We are committed to giving you the best experience possible and believe that the volunteer relationship is one of honour, trust and mutual understanding.

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