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London Marathon event volunteer

Opportunity details

  • E14 8AB or EC3R 5AT, London
  • Weekends
  • Events
  • Team work, Raising awareness, Event logistics, Providing support

Minimum time commitment: 1 -5 hours

Soak up the fantastic energy and be part of the world’s most iconic marathon, the TCS London Marathon, on Sunday 2 October. Join us in cheering and motivating our incredible #TeamScope runners who are fundraising to help us create a fairer society for disabled people. 

“It’s the best day out in London. The energy is amazing, and everyone is there to have a good time and support the runners.” – Previous Scope volunteer. 

About this role

The streets of London will once again come alive on Sunday 2 October. This will be the final event Scope delivers this year, so we’re going out on a bang! We can’t wait to get out there and support our amazing runners. And we hope you’ll join us.  

Your role will help keep our runners going onto the finish line and make them feel super proud of what an amazing thing they’re doing for disabled people and their families. We’ll have music, banners, flags, and you’ll get a free Scope t-shirt. 

When and where

Sunday 2 October 2022 

Cheerpoint 1 (mile 14.75): Limehouse Causeway (E14 8AB), just outside Westferry Station. 11am to 3pm
Or,
Cheerpoint 2 (mile 23): Lower Thames Street (EC3R 5AT), by The Hung Drawn & Quartered pub. 12pm to 5pm

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.

Who we’re looking for

We welcome anyone who is friendly and passionate about disability equality! We're looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, friendly, and ready to be the loudest and proudest cheerers on the course! No experience necessary. Volunteers must be over 18 or with a responsible adult. 

We’d love to welcome disabled people to cheer with us. We are near accessible step-free tube stations. The cheerpoints are in open areas, however it will be very busy. There won’t be quiet areas and we will be at the roadside and aren’t in complete control of the accessibility of the environment. If you’d like to discuss your access needs, adjustments or concerns, please email emily.gordon@scope.org.uk Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Scope’s mission. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all volunteers. 

Skills and experience you can gain

  • Experience in events organisation
  • Experience as part of a fundraising team
  • Volunteering as part of a team
  • Being a Scope representative 
  • Supporting a large, national disability charity

What we can offer you

  • Free Scope t-shirt
  • Support with travel plans to and from the event
  • Agreed out of pocket expenses
  • Information about plans for the day 
  • Information on what you will be doing
  • Scope staff will be on hand to support on the day
  • Front row view of the world’s most iconic marathon
  • Fun day out in London
  • Opportunity to volunteer with friends and family if you wish
  • The chance to meet new people and Scope staff
  • Satisfaction knowing you’ve made a big difference to our runners and helped make their day extra special

Safeguarding

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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