Event day volunteer Great North Run

Opportunity details

  • South Shields, North East
  • Weekends
  • Events, Fundraising
  • Team work, Raising awareness, Event logistics
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Minimum time commitment: 1 hour

Be part of the world’s most iconic half-marathon and cheer on #TeamScope at the Great North Run 2019

Three women in Scope raincoats cheering at an event

Key skills you'll gain

  • Be part of a fundraising team
  • Experience of events logistics
  • See how charities plan for and have a presence at large events
  • Experience of raising awareness for a charity
  • Skills in cheering and motivating fundraisers

Why we need you

We need your help at our cheer point in South Shields on the day of the iconic Great North Run 2019. You'll play a huge part in giving our fundraising runners the best event day experience possible, by cheering and motivating them to keep going to the finish line. You might be asked to help with setting up or packing down equipment, if you're able to. We have over 100 runners in #TeamScope and we want them to feel special, because the funds they've raised through their sponsorship will help us to achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness. Your cheering and support will give them a boost and make them proud of the amazing thing they’re doing for disabled people and their families. 

Where and when

Mile 8 in Simonside, South Shields (near Bede Metro Station). Sunday 8 September 2019, 11.30am to 3pm.

It would be fantastic if you’re able to volunteer for the full shift, but if you can’t then we’d be grateful for any time you are able to give.

How we will support you

We will ensure you have sufficient travel plans to and from the event, as well as some information about the event logistics and what we'd like you to do on the day. On the day itself, we will be on hand to support you, answer any questions and ensure you are getting the most from your day out at this exciting event. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, plus a small lunch allowance where appropriate. At Scope, we're passionate about giving disabled people equal opportunities to volunteer and support our work. If you have any questions about accessibility, please get in touch.

What we are looking for

We're looking for people who are enthusiastic, friendly and ready to be the loudest and proudest cheerers on the course. No experience necessary! You can come along as a solo volunteer or come with friends, colleagues or family members if you'd like to volunteer as a group.  We’ll have music, banners, flags to give a fantastic atmosphere for everyone.

What else you will gain

  • An incredible viewing point for the UK's most famous half marathon
  • A fun day out
  • The chance to meet new people
  • The opportunity to volunteer in a group with friends, family or colleagues, if you want to
  • Satisfaction knowing you've made a big difference to our runners and helped make their day extra special


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Scope is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk, whether receiving services or being staff or volunteers. We expect all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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