All sorts of people volunteer for many different reasons, but one thing that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding and varied.
Volunteering can add a great deal to your life and the lives of those for whom you volunteer. It offers you a chance to become involved in a project or with an organisation you really care about as well as an opportunity to meet new and like-minded people. It also gives you the chance to try out something different to your 'everyday' job, which may lead on to new career options.
Becoming a volunteer with Kids Run Free is an amazing opportunity to get involved with grass roots running and giving children from 0-16 the chance to start running or build their confidence to move onto other running/athletics clubs in your area.
Become a Kids Run Free 'Race Director'
Are you the kind of person that is up with the lark and full of energy? Are you confident at talking to groups of kids and their parents? Would you like to inspire children in your community to be more active encouraging them to be happier, healthier more confident children? If you have answered yes to these questions and you can spare just a couple of hours on Saturday mornings; well we want to talk to you!
As a Kids Run Free Race Director you will be given all the training you need to deliver the events to the Kids Run Free model and we will support you throughout your time as a volunteer. You will have overall responsibility for the events, organising your own team of volunteers on the morning and being the face of the event, liaising with parents and inspiring the children. In short this will be your event to make the most of with your team.
To find out where your nearest event is held please click here
Kids Run Free Volunteers
There are a variety of other volunteer roles you can have a go at.
Warm Up: this is the volunteer that gets the kids moving on our warm up agility equipment and engaging them in physical activity before their races start
Registration: this volunteer is responsible for registering the children's attendance, giving general information and handing out stickers/lap bands
General Volunteers: support the event as and where needed by the Race Director and generally encourage the children to keep running
We don't expect anyone to volunteer week in/week out. Just get in touch with us and we'll add you to our database, and you can volunteer at any event that suits you. Many of our volunteers are parents of children who run at our events. It's a great way to help the charity and the kids at the same time.
For more information about the Race Director or Race Volunteer roles, their locations and when the races take place, please click on the Do-It.org image below.
Alternatively you can join our busy office team, helping us to expand our activities, recruiting volunteers, promoting our events, contacting sponsors or keeping our beautiful website spick and span and up to date.
There's always loads going on so if you're thinking of getting involved or want to help out in any way, then just drop us a line to Carmen Old or call us on 07711 349592 or 01926 336628!