Volunteering at Challenge events

Volunteers are crucial to help all of our events run smoothly.

Cheering station for Barnardo's challenge events team

Without them we could not have such loud cheering stations, provide sport massages to our weary runners, get everyone registered smoothly, or make each event day a great experience for our participants.

If you want to get involved with Challenge Events, but do not fancy taking part in the event itself, then you could volunteer instead!

Currently recruiting

There are no volunteering vacancies at present. To be notified when new opportunities are available, please email with your full name, contact number and email address stating you wish to be added to our volunteer contact list.

Challenge Events volunteers

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and help us for all sorts of different reasons.
All volunteers are offered reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses and the cost of refreshments on the day. Volunteers are fully briefed before the event and on the day. Depending on the role, volunteers will be provided with anything they might need to ensure that they are visible and safe.

Who are the Challenge events volunteers?

  • Friends and family of participants - if you are there on the day anyway, why not volunteer and join the Barnardo's cheering team?
  • Volunteers from corporate partners - employee volunteering can form a strong part of company CSR policies
  • Events students - volunteering at our events can be a great way to build up the hours of experience you need to complete your course
  • Barnardo's supporters - if you want to support the charity and have time to give, help us ensure the events run smoothly and that our participants feel really valued

Volunteer roles

Barnardo's banner at a cheering station

We have a variety of roles available depending on the event in question and... the more volunteers the merrier! Roles include:

  • sport massage
  • route marshals
  • cheering stations
  • refreshment tents
  • registration desks
  • goody bag distribution

Contact us and we'll put you in touch with the right member of the team to support you with your challenge....



020 8498 7091