Venue Volunteer - Shine Night Walk - London - 23rd September 2023

Shine Night Walk Volunteer
Sat 23rd September 2023
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
One day

Why we need you:

On Saturday 23rd September, 10,000 walkers will be walking 10k, a half- or full marathon to raise over an incredible £2 million for Cancer Research UK – but they need you to help them achieve their marathon challenge!

Having the amazing support and endless enthusiasm of some friendly faces truly makes Shine an unforgettable experience. Join the Shine Volunteer Team and help us to beat cancer.

What will I be doing?

At Shine we manage two crucial venues – the start and the finish – and we need your help to offer the support, attention and care to our participants that they need.  Love meeting new people and working as a team? Then this is the role for you!

There are all kinds of activities to get involved with; from putting up marquees and banners, replenishing stock or helping with our bag drop service, as well as cheering and directing walkers from the start line and celebrating their final few steps through the finish line.

‘The experience of doing something worthwhile with thousands of unselfish people was amazing. I shared their joy and pain and wish I could've stayed until the last person came through. A fantastic and fun time and I can't wait to volunteer again.’

Richard, Finish Venue Volunteer

What benefits can I expect?

  • A unique and rewarding Saturday night out exploring the iconic sights of London in a completely different light
  • 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.
  • Experience of supporting one of the UK’s leading charities for one of their biggest annual fundraisers
  • The chance to meet new people and make new friends.
  • Learn some great new skills and develop your confidence to support personal and career development

What support will we give you?

We’ll be with you every step of the way sending monthly updates and exclusives in the lead up to the event. Three weeks before the event, we’ll confirm all the details with you and give you a call to make sure you’re happy and answer any questions.

At the event you’ll receive a unique volunteer t-shirt, snack pack and any other kit that you might need to carry out your role. Your volunteer manager will give you a briefing and be there to offer any support throughout your time with us.

Time Commitment

Any time over Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th September that you can spare will be invaluable to support staff and thousands of walkers.

How do I sign up?

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

Volunteers are the life and soul of our events. Can you imagine an event without a course, without medals and without cheering? Volunteer right now, make someone smile, and let's beat cancer together.

At Cancer Research UK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We will consider making any reasonable adjustments to support volunteer applications from people with a disability or health condition. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that volunteers from diverse backgrounds will help us to beat cancer.

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.

Download our full volunteering policy