Read more › News - 19th September 2023

Join parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador

Do you love creating video content and have a strong passion for parkrun? We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us at parkrun as a Content Creation Ambassador.   This exciting volunteer role comes as part of our desire to produce more video content on social media channels, including our imminent launch on…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2023

Joy through volunteering

Amanda Kwong started parkrunning ten years ago as a way to fill her time whilst her partner was away on a one-year volunteering trip overseas. Since then, she has completed more than 250 5ks and found a love of volunteering as a VI Guide and photographer.   My favourite thing about parkrun is that it…

Read more › News - 2nd August 2023

Calm through chaos

Michelle Carter works in health and safety and is one of parkrun’s volunteer critical incident line ambassadors, who helps volunteer teams in their time of need.   “I’m used to being calm when there’s chaos around me, and I also love parkrun, so this role enables me to combine my two passions.   “My family…

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Read more › News - 18th July 2023

We are recruiting Event Processing Support Ambassadors

parkrun New Zealand is actively looking for extraordinary volunteers who can bring their excitement and enthusiasm to represent parkrun behind the scenes as Event Processing Support Ambassadors.   The role We are recruiting for Event Processing Support Ambassadors to assist event teams on a weekend, via an online chat, with processing results and rosters on…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2023

Brooks celebrates National Volunteer Week

In March, something incredible happened that brought a surge of excitement to Brooks Running and the parkrun team across Australia and New Zealand. We proudly announced that Brooks Running and parkrun will be partnering together for the next five years. Bringing the power of the run to everyone who wants to be involved.   As…

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Read more › News - 31st May 2023

We’re one team

All around the world, we’ve seen more than 28,000 different people volunteer in the parkwalker role and together, they’ve parkwalked more than 52,000 times!   We speak to one of the parkwalkers, Cathy Hannon, about why she chooses to volunteer in her favourite role every Saturday morning. Cathy’s chronic condition means that parkwalking is the…

Read more › News - 30th May 2023

A natural choice

Sarah Dymock recently achieved her 100 volunteer milestone. A change in her work hours over the past year meant she didn’t have time to run but she could still be involved as a volunteer.   “I first learned about Gisborne parkrun when a friend posted about it on Facebook, it hadn’t been going too long…

Read more › News - 23rd May 2023

Celebrating 10 years of the Ambassador Programme

This week we’re looking back on 10 years of the parkrun Ambassador Programme.   Ambassador roles enable more people to get involved with parkrun, share their knowledge, and support their communities health and happiness.   Find out how it all started, what the Ambassadors do and what we have achieved together.     Firstly, what…

Read more › News - 2nd April 2023

A place where I can belong

On the first day our parkwalker role was introduced, Shuhei Sumitani joined for his first parkrun.   Since that parkrun in October, Shuhei has found confidence in the parkwalker role. Event Director Mariko writes how Shuhei has become a part of the wonderful parkrun community.   When I met Shuhei, I was at the parkrun…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2023

Research highlights the benefits of parkrun – especially for those with mental health conditions who volunteer

A recent research paper published in the academic journal Psychology, Health and Medicine has highlighted the wide-ranging benefits of parkrun for those living with a mental health condition. The impacts were found to be greatest for those who walk or run, as well as volunteer.   A team of researchers undertook a detailed analysis of…

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