VOLUNTEER WITH US AT THE
2021 MS WALK RUN + ROLL
NSW | ACT | VIC | TAS
The MS Walk Run + Roll is a great day out full of friends, family, dogs and costumes! This event is only made possible by the invaluable time and dedication donated to us by a wonderful team of positive and energetic volunteers.
We have a range of roles to be filled, from assisting participants with information and registrations, to cheering on teams along the course! See below for information on volunteer roles.
- Lending your time and skills to a good cause is incredibly rewarding.
- You will help us raise much needed funds that will go towards providing employment services, peer support, residential housing and many other essential services that provide a lifeline to our clients living with MS.
- Meet new people and enjoy a day out supporting the community. Learn a new skill or build on existing experience.
- Our Team Leader roles can help develop leadership and communication skills
- Gain key skills and knowledge about working in the events industry.
Here's what our volunteers have to say about volunteering, and why YOU should get involved...
"Come and enjoy yourself for a great cause."
“It is a really great opportunity for a first timer as you are guided during the whole process. It was really wonderful day!”
“Great cause, great day, exceptionally well organised and worthwhile, immensely enjoyable”
“Its fun. Outdoors, eventually beautiful weather, huge variety of roles to undertake, great way to hone communication skills by speaking with variety of demographics. Love it”
“It’s great — very efficiently managed from start to the end. A lovely team of people to work with.”
“Just do it, great cause, great support and communication, great volunteers”
MS WALK RUN + ROLL EVENTS TAKE PLACE ON A SUNDAY, WITH MOST VOLUNTEER ROLES COMMENCING BETWEEN 6AM AND 7AM
PUBLIC TRANSPORT MAY NOT RUN AT THIS TIME ON A SUNDAY DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION
PLEASE CHECK LOCATION OF EVENT TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS IF REQUIRED
As a Cloakroom Assistant, you will be collecting, storing and distributing participants bags, at the cost of a donation to MS. This role includes customer service and attention to detail.
As an Entry Kit assistant, you will be assisting those who wish to register on the day for the event, as well as providing participants with their entry kit, which includes their bib. This role involves customer service and attention to detail.
As an Event Assistant, you will be filling the roles of any absent volunteers or assisting in a position which requires further support. This role gives you the opportunity to work across different areas of the event!
As an Information Assistant, you will be providing general information to participants, taking donations and helping our participants find their way! You will be provided with all necessary information including print outs, maps and a thorough briefing. This role includes customer service, record keeping and a broad knowledge of the event and venue. You may be required to roam the event village at times during the day.
As a Merchandise Assistant, you will be processing sales of the event merchandise including t-shirts, run singlets and Bernard the Bear! This role includes money handling and customer service.
As a MS Retreat Assistant, you will be located in the MS Retreat Marquee and will assist in providing an exceptional experience to fundraisers, including welcoming guests and serving food and beverages. This role includes customer service and hospitality skills. Help make our fundraisers feel thanked for their support to MS!
At the start and finish chute, volunteers will be ensuring our participants start their walk/run or roll safely, and cheer and congratulate them as they finish! Volunteers may also assist with handing out finisher medals and directing to water points.
In this role, you will support the Volunteer Coordinators to ensure all volunteers are checked in and provided with their items, before directing them to their work area. You will be a support to volunteers during their shift and may assist in other areas that need further support during the day.
Support the event participants by providing information and encouraging participants to enjoy the kids zone area. Activities may include giant jenga, ring toss, temporary tattoos and more! Please note, volunteers will be required to complete a WWCC.
In this role you will assist with set up and pack down of course signage and equipment across the event weekend This role requires manual lifting and is physically demanding. You will make a huge contribution to the operations of the event.
As a Course Marshal, you will be positioned on a specific location along the course to direct, encourage and cheer on our participants as well as advise of any approaching hazards. Don’t be afraid to use your voice!
As Sector Manager, you will oversee your allocated section of the course by coordinating volunteer marshals, attending to any incidents and reporting to the Operations Manager to ensure that your sector is managed safely and efficiently.
You will make a huge contribution to ensuring smooth operations in your area of responsibility. The identification and timely resolution of any issues that arise is a priority.
REST SITE ASSISTANT
As a Rest Site Assistant, you will assist with set up, running and pack down of one of our Rest Sites, where water is available for our participants. Keep our participants hydrated!
REST SITE MANAGER
As a Rest Site Manager, you will be responsible for the setting up, running and pack down of a course Rest Site. You will be supervising a team of volunteers who will help you with this role. The running of the Rest Site will include setting up the water station with cups of water, filling runners/walkers water bottles, maintaining a clean site, directing runners/walkers in and out of the site, set up and pack down, managing issues that may arise, and communicating with MS Staff/Event Operations.
Would you like to be more involved in the operations of an event and improve your leadership skills? Try one of our Team Leader roles from supervising an area of the course, a rest site, or a marquee at the Event Village.
Being a Team Leader is a great way to improve your leadership and communication skills and will provide you with an insight to the operations of a large-scale fundraising event.
Team Leaders are responsible for supervising a team of volunteers, as well as ensuring a work area is set up/packed down and run smoothly.
All Team Leaders will be supported by a Volunteer Coordinator or Manager and will be sent all instructions pre event.
Please note that some Team Leader roles require a National Police Check
Check out our 2021 Volunteer Thank You video showing just how important our volunteers are and how we cannot thank them enough!