We need motivational volunteers to join us at Shine Night Walk in London on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September. By volunteering, not only will you help to inspire the thousands of people walking Shine, but you’ll be helping Cancer Research UK raise money to fund its life-saving research.
For the first time, Shine Night Walk will start and finish at two exciting new venues – Southwark Park and Old Billingsgate. Find out more about our new venues and how to plan your journey.
Become a Shine volunteer hero
At Shine HQ, we think of volunteers as heroes, because without you, Shine Night Walk simply couldn’t happen. Take a look at the volunteering profiles below and register to be a Shine volunteer today.
Before the event role
Local Marketing and Promotions Volunteer: You’ll promote Shine Night Walk in your local area by supporting activities before the event, e.g. local launch days, distributing flyers and raising awareness on blogs and social media. This role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, bags of enthusiasm and a good knowledge of your local area. This is a flexible role, so it’s completely up to you how much time you commit. Sign up as a Local Marketing and Promotions Volunteer.
Shine Night Walk event night roles
Our event night volunteer shifts are about eight hours long.
General Volunteer: If you’re happy to volunteer in any area, this role is for you. Sign up as a general volunteer.
Course Route Volunteer: You’ll help to cover marshalling points on the route where you’ll inspire, cheer and motivate our walkers. For this crucial role, we’re looking for team players with great communication skills, who are able to use their initiative. This role will help to ensure the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. Sign up as a Course Route Volunteer.
Cycle Team Volunteer: This crucial role will ensure the event runs smoothly, and involves cycling parts of the route to encourage, guide and assist walkers, volunteers and marshals throughout Shine. As a confident cyclist, you’ll have your own bike. You’re also required to provide your own cycle helmet and bike lights – front and back. You’ll have strong interpersonal and communication skills, bags of enthusiasm and a good knowledge of London. Sign up as a Cycle Team Volunteer.
Pit Stop Volunteer: Volunteering at a Shine pit stop on our exciting route, you’ll help to motivate and inspire walkers as they move through the pit stop, whilst providing drinks and snacks. This role will suit someone with a proactive attitude and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Sign up as a Pit Stop Volunteer.
Venue Volunteer: Venue volunteers could help support Shine in lots of different ways, either at our start or finish venue. Tasks could include volunteer administration, answering queries, handing out water or medals to walkers, or setting up and clearing away. We’re looking for proactive volunteers with great communication and organisational skills. Sign up as a Venue Volunteer.
Driver Volunteer: Help to support the welfare of our Shine Night Walk participants and volunteers by driving provisions around the course. To volunteer for this role, you’ll need to hold a valid driving licence and feel confident driving around London. This role will suit someone with strong interpersonal skills and a good knowledge of London. Sign up as a Driver Volunteer.
“The whole experience of volunteering at Shine Night Walk is wonderful. The organisation and control of the event takes a lot of planning. As a regular volunteer, it’s clear to see why and to appreciate being a small part of such a wonderful team. It’s great to look after walkers, enjoy great banter with fellow volunteers and soak up the relaxed and yet professional atmosphere throughout. No matter how hard I try, I’m still emotional myself as I cross the finish line I simply love the fact that everyone is there for the right reasons.” Dave, Shine Night Walk Back Marker volunteer for the last four years
Have a question about volunteering? Take a look at our volunteering FAQs.