Become a Marie Curie volunteer for the Scottish Events Team at Marie Curie Cancer Care
Become a Marie Curie volunteer.The events team at Marie Curie Cancer Care runs a wide variety of exciting events across Scotland; from cross country runs to skinny dips!
We rely on the support of our wonderful volunteers, both on the day of events and in the office throughout the planning stages, to make the event day as enjoyable as possible for our participants and to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
We have Marie Curie volunteer opportunities to suit everyone of all ages and abilities.
Volunteering in our office
We are always looking for volunteers to help us market events, help us with administration and recruit other volunteers too. We are also currently looking for a Stewardship Co-ordinator who will help us inspire and motivate our overseas event participants.
If you love networking and are able to inspire and motivate people to get the best out of them, we need you! You will support our overseas participants with their fundraising and any pre-event activities, enhancing their Marie Curie journey through the event and beyond.
Our office-based roles are very flexible and so are ideal if you want to commit to becoming a Marie Curie volunteer but not on a set day each week. We can also have volunteers who are based at home some of the time but who come in for regular catch-ups with the Events Team.
For more information see our website: http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/en-GB/fundraising-volunteering/volunteer/Find-a-volunteering-opportunity/
Volunteering at our events
If you are interested in helping us at an event itself, we are currently recruiting volunteers for our Walk Ten events. Walk Ten is the charity’s flagship event series, taking place across the country in seventeen beautiful locations.
In Scotland we will be at Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse in Cupar, Pollok Country Park in Glasgow and Dalkeith Country Estate just outside of Edinburgh. At 7pm hundreds of people will join us for a twilight walk to raise money to help Marie Curie nurses care for terminally ill people.
Afterwards they will soak up the festival-like atmosphere with live music and entertainment. At 10pm the event comes to a close with a celebration of light paying tribute to our nurses.
Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse – Cupar, Fife. Saturday 3rd August:
For the third year Walk Ten returns to Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse, the site of the first ever Marie Curie home for cancer patients. As the sun sets over Fife the panoramic views on this walk are breathtaking. Spectacular fireworks will be set off at 10pm in front of the house.
Pollok Country Park – Glasgow. Saturday 24th August:
Pollok Country Park is new to this year’s Walk Ten. Our supporters will enjoy an evening’s walk through its woodland, encountering Highland cows along the way and taking in the stunning views of Pollok House. A special light show will bring the evening to a close. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Dalkeith Country Estate – Edinburgh. Saturday 31st August:
Dalkeith Country Estate is also new this year. Participants will walk through beautiful woodland, bluebell walks and riverside trails and will be treated to a fireworks display at 10pm. Dogs on leads are welcome.
For more information about all of our Walk Ten events have a look at our website using the URLs above, email email@example.com or call the Events Team on 0845 052 4184.
What do we need volunteers to help us with?
Registering participants when they arrive
With up to 750 people arriving to take part we need many hands on deck to sign them in and answer any questions they might have.
Marshalling the route
Marshals will be assigned to a marshal point in pairs, equipped with hi-vis vests and walkie talkies. They are the Event Team’s eyes and ears on the course and keep us informed of any problems that might arise.
Manning our merchandise stands
Volunteers will man our memory lantern, Walk Ten t-shirt and merchandise stalls. At Hill of Tarvit we will also be selling raffle tickets.
Cheering participants over the finish line
It makes a real difference to our participants’ event experience if we have Marie Curie volunteers cheering them over the finish line and directing them on towards the food, hot drinks and entertainment on offer.
General duties that arise on the event day
This includes general set up and clear up, as well as small but useful tasks such as handing out water to participants, blowing up balloons and handing out free food/drink vouchers to other volunteers, staff and suppliers.
You will receive a volunteer briefing pack before the event, outlining exactly it is what you will be doing. On the day of the event you will also be briefed by a member of Marie Curie staff who will always be on hand during the event should you need them.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, whether office-based or at any of the Walk Tens, simply drop the Regional Events Team a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kirsty on 0131 561 3964.
Volunteers are essential to the running of the charity as a whole. If you would like to get involved as a Marie Curie volunteer at one of our hospices, shops or elsewhere, have a look at our website to see other roles on offer: www.mariecurie.org.uk/en-GB/fundraising-volunteering/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer/
To find out more about any of our events taking place across Scotland and beyond – including muddy cross country runs, skinny dips, cycles, mountain challenges and overseas challenges – simply visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk/events for more information
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