It’s such a pleasure knowing there are wonderful parkrun volunteers every week giving up their time for others, but having juniors come along and enjoy it too is brilliant – thanks Molly!
Home parkrun: Western Springs, Auckland
Occupation: Year 8 Student
Number of Runs: Zero! I’m too busy volunteering
Number of times volunteered: 13
Favourite volunteer role: Photographer or Timekeeper
I volunteer at parkrun because: This year I am working to complete the William Pike Challenge through school which involves 20 hours of volunteering or community service. My mum and brother are runners and my mum suggested I volunteer at a running event because it doesn’t feel like work!
One thing I love about parkrun is: The run directors and organisers! They were so helpful when I started, they explained the volunteer tasks clearly and they always thank you every week. It’s so nice to see them every Saturday.
My most memorable parkrun moment was: In August we had a big group of students from Carmel College come to parkrun. They needed to complete a 5km run as part of their NCEA Phys Ed assessment. It was great to see all the girls supporting each other, celebrating their classmates when they crossed the finish line and then taking lots of photos and selfies afterwards!
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