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      Volunteer Marshall for Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

      We’re looking for volunteers to help out at the Virgin Money London Marathon on 26 April 2020. Come along and soak up the exciting atmosphere, while cheering on our fantastic runners and raising awareness for Action on Hearing Loss.

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      Sunday 26 April, from 9.30am onwards.

      Shift times are flexible. Any time you are able to give will be greatly appreciated!


      We need volunteers for these areas:

      • Mile 13: Tower Hill / Shadwell
      • Mile 25: Embankment
      • St James’s Park (near the finish line)
      • At our post-race reception (location to be confirmed).

      What will you be doing?

      As a volunteer marshall, you will:

      • stand on the sidelines and cheer on our runners as they pass by
      • greet runners near the finish line and congratulate them on their fantastic achievement
      • escort tired runners to our post-race reception, where they can enjoy a well-earned sports massage and a sit down
      • soak up the exciting atmosphere
      • have fun!

      Why do we need you?

      The iconic Virgin Money London Marathon is in its 39th year. We need volunteers to add to the fun atmosphere – and motivate our fantastic runners! If you can spare a few hours on the day, then please do get in touch.

      What skills do you need?

      Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

      • lots of enthusiasm
      • big smiles
      • an interest in charity work.

      What support will you get?

      We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you enjoy volunteering with us. You’ll get full support on the day from the members of staff running the event.

      In a recent survey, 92% of our volunteers would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer!

      Here’s what our volunteers say:

      "I enjoy meeting people and helping them with their queries. Hearing loss can cause frustration and isolation, leading to loss of confidence. If I’m able to improve someone’s quality of life by sharing information or raising awareness of how others can help, then that’s very satisfying." RB

      What will you gain?

      Our volunteers receive the following benefits:

      • Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
      • Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers.
      • Fulfilment – knowing that the time you provide will make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole.
      • Expenses – all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy.
      • Opportunity to try other volunteering roles locally with Action on Hearing Loss if available.


      You may need to be able to travel locally, whether by car or public transport. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, according to the Action on Hearing Loss Travel and Subsistence Policy.

      What next?

      Thanks for taking the time to read these details. Ready to apply for this role? Excellent!

      Please complete our online application form or, if you are interested and would like an informal chat, please get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you.

      Call: 01273 840 960

      Apply now