At parkrun, volunteers play a fundamental role in ensuring that events are set up, supported, sustainable and safe.
Volunteering is as beneficial a form of physical activity as walking or running. It gets you outside, meeting new people, having fun, learning skills and being part of your community.
We also understand that volunteering is exactly that – an act of choice. If you don’t want to volunteer that’s absolutely fine. If you do want to volunteer at parkrun, there’s always an opportunity to do so.
These volunteering opportunities take many forms at the event level: from setting up the course, handing out finish tokens and processing results on Saturday morning, to posting on social media, responding to emails and coordinating volunteers during the week.
If you would like to help give the gift of parkrun and sign up to volunteer for a spot in the coming weeks, visit parkrun.us, find your local event!
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