Event Support Volunteer (Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike - 14 & 15 September 2024)

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At Macmillan we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. Do you have enthusiasm for fundraising and work well in a team? Then we would love you to join our team as an Event Support volunteer and help support everything from marathons to festivals and supermarket collections to black tie events.

By sharing your skills and time, you’ll have a rewarding and fun experience, helping us to deliver an excellent experience for event participants and meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference in the community. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer.

Join us on the breathtaking Northumberland coast this September to support thousands of hikers taking on a fantastic fundraising challenge. There are a range of shift times and locations to choose from, with the full marathon hike taking place on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday, with start and finish roles available on both days. Depending on the role you sign up for you could be involved in a number of ways:

Start village – You’ll be helping with essential preparations ahead of the event and soaking up the atmosphere and excitement before hikers head off on their challenge. You could be greeting participants as the first face they see, handing out registration numbers, or supporting on our pop-up shop selling Macmillan merchandise. With early start times, this role will best suit volunteers who live locally.

Finish village – There’s plenty to get involved in with this role, and you’ll be a key part of helping hikers celebrate their amazing achievement at the end of their hike. You could be capturing photo memories for participants at our finisher wall, selling our participants a memento from our pop-up shop, or even congratulating our finishers across the line with a medal and glass of fizz.

You’re more than welcome to volunteer at both the start and finish of the event.

Volunteering at a Mighty Hike really is one of the most rewarding experiences; sharing the sense of pride with everyone at the events, enjoying the brilliant atmosphere and feeling united by knowing that you are a key part in helping us to raise as much money for people living with cancer.

If you would like to be part of our Event Support volunteer team, apply to volunteer today!