We are looking for warm, friendly (and noisy!) volunteers with the ability to energise our cheer point and motivate our London Marathon runners, whilst soaking up the amazing atmosphere of the event.

We also need a small number of volunteers to help with our post-race celebration. You will either be meeting our runners at the charity meet point to guide them to our location in St James’ Park or helping to run our post-race celebration area by welcoming family and friends of runners, and offering refreshments.

We are seeking volunteers who are adaptable and happy to follow instruction.

Cheer point volunteers
The Highway, A1203, Tower Hamlets, E1W 2BF between miles 13 and 14.
Volunteers will be needed from 10.30am to approximately 3.30pm

Post-race volunteers 
St James’ Park, London SW1A 2BJ.
Volunteers will be needed from 12.30pm to approximately 5.30pm

Both roles will be outdoors.

Support given        

  • Staff support and briefing on the day.
  • Everything you need to cheer on our participants.
  • A Child Bereavement UK volunteer t-shirt to wear during your shift.
  • Light refreshments will be available.

What you’ll get out of the experience

  • Meet new people and make a huge difference to our runners by supporting them to reach the finish line.
  • Enjoy the friendly and exciting atmosphere and get a great view of the race.
  • Cheering on 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.

Your team
You will be working alongside members of the fundraising team, other volunteers, our marathon runners and the public.

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Equality and diversity
The Charity is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and one that challenges all forms of oppression or discrimination including those based on age, gender or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race (which includes nationality, citizenship, ethnic or national origins), religion/faith or belief, sexual orientation (collectively known in law as the ‘protected characteristics’), as well as any oppression or discrimination based on other physical characteristics or impairments, occupation, income, wealth, or unrelated criminal convictions.

We encourage diversity and equality in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and would like to discuss this with us prior to signing up, please email: [email protected] to see how we can support you.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. By volunteering with us you are agreeing to support a safe environment for children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We ask you to be vigilant when you volunteer with us and report any concerns directly to members of Child Bereavement UK staff. You will be briefed on the safeguards in place for your specific role during the volunteer briefing. For more information or to read our safeguarding policy, please email: [email protected].

Terms and conditions
The description outlines some of the duties and activities you may undertake in this role. Occasionally, you may be asked take on other duties if needed and your volunteer manager will discuss this with you.