Cycle Volunteer - Shine Night Walk - London - 26th September

Sat 26th September 2020
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
One day
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Why we need you:

On Saturday 26th September, 12,000 walkers will be walking 13.1 or 26.2 miles 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 sooner.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be a part of our zone teams, alongside course volunteers, helping to ensure the safety and welfare of each and every walker. Using your cycling skills you’ll be able to cover a section of the course to be instrumental in assisting walkers and keeping morale up amongst your zone team by helping to get hot drinks and other facilities out to course volunteers.

As well as a confident cyclist we need great communicators too so if you have your own bike, a helmet and front and back lights for your bike then sign up now and be part of a life-changing team.

‘I had previously run 28 marathons and I know what motivation can do to boost efforts in later stages of that distance. None of which prepared me for the fellow enthusiastic volunteers and the Herculean drive of the participants…the Shine Night event is truly one of a kind and I feel honoured and moved to be a part of it.’

Jon, Cyclist 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. You’ll also receive course maps to help you prepare and become familiar with the area that you’ll be covering on the night.

At the event you’ll receive a volunteer t-shirt, snack pack and any other kit required 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. We will have Welfare Vehicles driven by fellow volunteers through the night to ensure you get a chance to rest and refuel no matter where you are on the course.

Time Commitment

Any time over Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th 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 sooner together.

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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