We are looking for warm, friendly volunteers with the ability to energise our cheer points at events. By joining our cheer point team, you’ll be helping to motivate our runners and cyclists to make it around the course, whilst also bagging yourself the best view and soaking up the amazing event day atmosphere. Please sign up and help support our team.

Terms: 4-6 hours depending on the event.


  • Brighton Marathon (Brighton) – 12 September
  • Great North Run (Newcastle) – 12 September
  • London to Brighton Cycle (Brighton) – 19 September
  • London Marathon (London) – 3 October
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon (London) – 10 October

Additional: We encourage diversity in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and have concerns as to your ability to volunteer, please do contact us to see how we can support you.

Essential Skills Required:

  • A friendly and approachable personality
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a big smile.

Support Given:

  • Staff on site to support and brief you on the day
  • A written brief with detailed instructions before the event
  • Everything you need to cheer on our participants from bang- bang sticks and pom poms through to whistles
  • A Child Bereavement UK branded volunteer t-shirt
  • Refreshments on the day
  • Adherence to all current government advised Covid safety measures.

What you’ll get out of the experience:

  • Meet new people and make a huge difference to our runners and cyclists by supporting them to reach the finish line
  • Enjoy the friendly and exciting atmosphere and get a great view of the race
  • Support Child Bereavement UK fundraisers who are taking on a challenge to raise vital funds, helping us to support bereaved children, parents and families to rebuild their lives, when a child grieves or when a child dies.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Fundraising Team.

Terms and Conditions:

This job profile is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities but is a guide for information. It may be reviewed and changed in the light of the evolving needs of the Charity and as part of the volunteer’s development. Any changes will be made following discussion with the post holder.

Child Bereavement UK recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME).

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