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Volunteer at The Twilight Walk

Want to help The Twilight Walk run smoothly? We need you!

Each volunteer is vital to making this event such a special and successful day, so no matter the role you play, you’ll make a big difference to us and all our walkers. We have a variety of outdoor roles available, from route stewarding to helping people sign in on the day. All you have to do is pick the role that’s right for you. However and wherever you get involved, you’ll be part of our dedicated community, uniting around the same goal – beating brain tumours for good.

We’ll update you with information about registration at the event, what you can expect next and send you a The Brain Tumour Charity t-shirt.

It was so uplifting to know that I had made a contribution to making the day a success for all involved. I would have no hesitation in taking part again in future years.

a Route Marshal for The Twilight Walk in 2018

What experience do I need?

Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer at The Twilight Walk, whether you’ve been involved before or not, all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved.
There are several roles available and we will always try to allocate roles based on your preferences, but please note that some roles have limited space. In these cases, priority will be given to volunteers who, for health reasons, require a seated or indoor role.

How do I register?

To register to volunteer at The Twilight Walk London, please complete the Events Volunteer Application Form

What roles are available?

Below are just some of the opportunities and roles you can get involved in.

As a Walker Registration Volunteer you will welcome our walkers to The Twilight Walk, register them when they arrive and help out with on-the-day logistics at the event venue.
At the end of the walk you will also get to thank our walkers for taking part and give them their medals – a moment that is really special for our Twilight Walk Community.

• To assist with the setup of the registration tables.
• To welcome walkers at the registration desk and sign them in to the walk.
• To provide walkers with all of the information they need for the event, including important safety guidance and other items such as their route map and walker lanyard.
• To direct any on-the-day sign ups to the relevant area of the start venue.
• To reset the registration tables once walkers have started, ready for each walkers’ return, with medals and their gift.
• To congratulate walkers at the finish and present them with their medals.
• To assist with the pack down of the registration stands.

As a Greet and Cheer Volunteer you’ll be are based at the entrance to the venue and play an integral role in welcoming people to the event. You will welcome walkers when they arrive and guide them into the venue.
You will also help handing out water to participants as the walk starts, and will have a chance to cheer them along the 5km and 10km route and back in at the end, once they’ve completed the walk.

• To be the first point of contact when people arrive at the venue, letting them know where they need to go, where they can find refreshments and toilets and making them feel welcome.
• To hand out water to participants as they begin the walk.
• To cheer participants along the walk and across the finish of the 5km and 10km route.

As a photographer, you’ll to help capture magical moments from the event and take photos of The Twilight Walk in action.
From participants getting ready at the start venue, to them coming across the finish line and everything in between, you’ll capture great action shots and attract our walkers’ attention to create happy, waving photos!

As a Route Marshal you will work as a team alongside section leaders (staff), to ensure participants are safe and looked after throughout the walk.
You’ll get to cheer on, support and motivate our walkers throughout The Twilight Walk 5km and 10km route, and help create an exciting, energetic and enjoyable walking experience.

• To ensure all walkers keep to the pavements and walkways and don’t overspill on to the roads.
• To direct walkers to go in single file where appropriate and to ensure that all pedestrians have an equal opportunity to use pavements and walkways.
• To ensure that all walkers remain on the designated walk route, unless otherwise instructed to by yourself, your section leader or a member of the emergency services.
• To ensure that no walker walks alone. There will be designated front, back and middle walkers to make sure we do not lose anyone.
• To ensure that all walkers are respectful of the local community and try to keep noise to a reasonable level, especially through the residential areas of the route.
• Walkers will let you know if they need a first aider, if they have lost a child or if they would like to drop out of the walk. You will be given full details on how to deal with situations like this in your briefing on the day of the event.
• To ensure that children are properly supervised by their parent or guardian when crossing any roads. It is not your responsibility to cross the walkers or stop traffic – you are only there as assistance if needed.
• If you are near to an item that could cause injury – i.e. a bollard, advise all walkers as they pass.

Volunteer at someone’s walk

We’re encouraging people to hold their own walks in their local community. Some of these walks will have a large number of walkers, and we’d love you to support them. To find out about walks near you and how you can help, please email thetwilightwalk@thebraintumourcharity.org and let us know your location.

My favourite part was getting to see everyone out walking to raise awareness, wearing their red t-shirts and enjoying the walk.

volunteer at The Twilight Walk

If you have any questions about volunteering, please check out our Volunteering FAQs or get in touch with us on email volunteering@thebraintumourcharity.org. Please do let us know if you have any special requirements we should know about.