News - 25th January 2021

We’re looking for parkrun Ambassadors


parkrun Australia is looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes and outside of Saturday morning as parkrun Ambassadors.


We are looking for parkrunners who believe passionately in the power of parkrun to create and support healthier and happier communities.  Ambassadors are volunteers who advocate and trust parkrun’s mission as well as positively supporting parkrun’s global strategy in order to fulfil this mission in Australia.


Love parkrun, love people, love making Australia a healthier happier place…then we’d love to hear from you.


We are currently recruiting for the following Ambassador roles:


Event Ambassadors 


We welcome applications from all over Australia and have specific vacancies for volunteers located in:

  • ACT – all areas
  • NSW – Central Coast, Central West, Northern, Greater Sydney
  • Queensland – Darling Downs/Toowoomba, South Brisbane/Logan, Western Brisbane/Ipswich, Bundaberg/Rockhampton, Gold Coast
  • South Australia – all areas
  • Tasmania – all areas
  • Victoria – North East Victoria, North West Victoria, South East Victoria, Gippsland, North East Melbourne
  • Western Australia – all areas


Social Media Ambassadors

  • Across all areas of Australia 


Grant Ambassadors

  • Across all areas of Australia 


If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of the Ambassador program, please follow this link to find out more and apply by the closing date of Sunday 14th February (note the Role Profile for each role is on page 3).


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