How do I volunteer?

Many thanks for thinking about volunteering with us.
Volunteering at parkrun should be fun; if you are at all concerned about trying a role please let the local organisers know so they can put your mind at rest.

For more information on this, click here and read the article at the top of the page.

We have a Volunteer club that rewards anyone who volunteers on 25 different occasions at any of our events (5k or junior series).
Those who reach this milestone can claim a free 25 volunteer t-shirt. Postage and packaging applies.

It's really easy to volunteer and each event manages its own volunteers. This role is often done by a volunteer co-ordinator.

Just follow the simple steps below:

  • Please update your volunteering options on your personal profile page.
    Follow the link to "manage my profile". This link can be found in any of our newsletters and in any of your run results emails.
    Once in Your Links please click email options and opt in (and out) of receiving volunteer appeal emails.

  • Take a look at the Future Roster on your event's website (hover over the volunteering tab in the top right of your local event website).
    If you like the look of anything, email the address at the top of the page with your full name, your athlete ID (the number under your barcode) and let us know when you'd like to volunteer.

  • Or have a chat with the event team at the run, or even better at coffee afterwards, but do also send the team an email. They'll get back to you confirming times and what volunteer role you can fill.

Later in the week the volunteer co-ordinator will send out a roster to everybody who has offered to volunteer that week to confirm roles for Saturday.

Please do not get in touch with parkrun HQ offering to volunteer as we won't be able to register you. This needs to be done by local event teams.

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