Support Alexandra junior parkrun on Sundays!

Alexandra junior parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers! The weekly team of volunteers are led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team'. They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more. We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Alexandra junior parkrun happen.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be handing out the finish tokens, organising the finish funnel, timekeeping or scanning the runners' barcodes. We try to start people out on a general marshalling type job, so they get a feel for how we operate. But if you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Everyone is welcome! junior parkrun is a family-friendly event where adults and children alike can have fun being active, make friends, learn new skills and feel happy and proud. It really is a great opportunity to feel part of a great community led event. The run takes place every Sunday at 09:00. If you have a couple of hours to spare you can either commit to volunteering each week or once a month, we are grateful for all the support we receive.

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Event, Health and wellbeing, Sport
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Event, Outdoor, School students, Under 16s, University students, With friends, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Lending a helping hand, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Outdoor work, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Alexandra junior parkrun, Oldham
Organisation Profile: Alexandra junior parkrun, Oldham is a FREE 2km event for junior runners of all standards, which takes place every Sunday at 9:00am in Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham, OL8 2BH. It offers an opportunity for all the family to get involved and come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE! Taking part is easy – just register in advance before your first ever parkrun. Your individual barcode can then be used for this weekly 2k run, or on any of the weekly 5k parkruns around the country. junior parkrun is a great way to get involved and introduce yourselves to a sport without any of the normal outside pressures. A great way to improve health, confidence and to enjoy a great location. It can also be part of getting fit for sport for your school or to train for a specific target such as the Mini-Marathon trials, or for a full 5k parkrun distance. In short, you are welcome to come along and have fun.