Bolton parkrun Volunteer
Every parkrun only happens because of the time and dedication of volunteers. First, and most importantly, parkrun never ask anybody to do anything they’re not comfortable with. If you don’t want a particular task, please let the team know and they will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of their tasks are too stressful. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or registering the runners’ positions on the computers; they try to start people out on a general marshalling type job, so you get a feel for how they operate. But if you really want to do something in particular, please let parkrun know and they’ll see what they can do.
Becoming A Bolton parkrun Volunteer
Volunteering at Bolton parkrun really couldn’t be easier: simply email BoltonHelpers@parkrun.com, tell them that you would like to register as a volunteer, and whether you would like a weekly reminder, a monthly reminder or indeed if you don’t want a reminder at all. The volunteer co-ordinator will send out a reminder email, either at the beginning of the week or at the beginning of the month (depending on which option you chose). If you feel like volunteering then just respond to the mail and you will be rostered when you want. If you don’t want an email reminder, just email them whenever you feel like helping (early in the week would be best). Later in the week parkrun then send out a roster to everybody who has volunteered that week.
Your Name In Lights
parkrun like to recognise and publicly thank all their volunteers, and your name will appear on their home page in the ‘This Week’s Heroes’ section. They also keep a log of what tasks everybody has done. To do this you need to be registered on their system. Most volunteers have previously run at a parkrun event, and so will already be on the system. If you have not registered, it’s really easy to do so: just go to the parkrun registration page and fill in the simple form.