Event Volunteer

Come and join us on the Starlit Trail.  This 5k evening walk takes place on Friday 20th September 2019 in Winchester City Centre.

We're hoping this will be a sponsored walk with difference where walkers
will enjoy illuminated landmarks and pockets of live entertainment along
the way!

We are looking for the following volunteers:

Course marshalls

Our course marshalls are instrumental in ensuring that walkers stay on the
correct route and complete the course safely. Marshals will be required to
show walkers the right way to go and may also accompany some of our
performers to make sure they stay safe while performing. We’d love our
marshals to add to the feel of the event and get into the spirit of the
Starlit Trail by wearing something starry, bringing music or carrying fairy
lights! You’ll be based at important route sections along the course.
You’ll need bags of enthusiasm and good communication to encourage walkers!

Lead walkers

It’s the job of the lead walker to guide everyone around the course safely,
as well as offering friendly support. The lead walker stays at the front of
the group and works together with course marshals and the event managers to
report on the progress of the group.

Tail walkers

The tail walker follows the group making sure that all our walkers complete
the course safely, as well as offering friendly words of encouragement. The
tail walker will always stay behind the last walker and works together with
course marshals and the event managers to report on the progress of the
group. They’ll also help clear the route by collecting signage along the

Start and finish area assistants

We are looking for volunteers to help set up the start/finish area at the
Guildhall. We’re also looking for volunteers to welcome our walkers at the
very start of the event and celebrate with them when they return at the
end. This role varies but would entail tasks such as looking after
registration, handing out route maps or helping to serve drinks and nibbles
at the end.

Mascot wearer

Our supporters love meeting Wolly the Lion – the Wessex Cancer Trust
Mascot. This fun role involves dressing up as Wolly, waving, shaking hands
and interacting with people. This role will be based at the Guildhall but
will also be out on the route (accompanied by a member of staff or
volunteer) in one of our performance areas to meet the walkers at they go


We'd love to capture our event forever in the form of fab photographs of
our walkers, volunteers, performers and the beautiful city of Winchester.
This would be a great opportunity for anyone looking to create a portfolio
of images or for anyone who loves to take pictures as a hobby!


No particular skills required. Just enthusiasm and be friendly and approachable.

Enjoy meeting new people


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Briefing on the day
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No Yes

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