Event day volunteer - London Marathon

Opportunity details

  • London, London
  • Weekends
  • Events, Fundraising
  • Team work, Raising awareness, Event logistics

Minimum time commitment: 1 hour

Be a part of the world’s most iconic marathon, soak up the incredible atmosphere and cheer on #TeamScope in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Key skills you'll gain

• Experience as part of a fundraising team
• Experience of events logistics
• Experience of 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 one of our three cheer points across London on the day of the world famous London Marathon. 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 may also be asked to help direct Scope runners from the finish line to our post-race reception (only if you're at our Westminster cheerpoint). We have over 100 runners in #TeamScope and we want them to feel special and really proud 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 make them feel proud of what an amazing thing they’re doing for disabled people and their families.

Where and when

Sunday 28 April 2019, various locations and timings;
- Tower Gateway/Shadwell cheerpoint (half-way) from 11am to 3pm
- Westferry cheerpoint (mile 20.5) from 11.30am – 4.00pm
- Westminster cheerpoint (mile 25.5) and finish area from 12pm to 4.30pm
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. 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 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.

What else you will gain

• An incredible viewing point at of the world's most famous marathons
• A fun day out in London
• The chance to meet new people
• The opportunity to volunteer in a group with friends, family or colleagues, if you wish to


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. It expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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