Volunteer at a sport event – be a hero

15th Mar 2016

Our PR manager Jo Gunston takes you behind the scenes of what it’s like to volunteer at a sport event. Four years ago she was a marshal at the Sport Relief Mile in London – she loved being given a megaphone! There are loads of ways you can volunteer at a variety of events in your local area. Here we highlight where you can help out this weekend in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for Sport Relief


What Sport Relief needs:
Sports Relief need people to sign up to take part in the events but more importantly Event Organisers need volunteers to sign up to support the running of the events.

Jo at Sport Relief mile

What would you be doing:
Role includes helping with registration, handing out medals and water, marshalling the route and ensuring everyone runs the correct way.

Where do Sport Relief need people this weekend:

Sport Relief Mile Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to support the Charnwood event taking place on Sunday 20th March.
Venue: Loughborough University
Miles from Derby town centre: 15.2 miles
Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Sat 19th March, 2016
Anyone interested in volunteering email active.together@charnwood.gov.uk

Fleckney Sport Relief Mile Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to support the Fleckney event taking place on 20th March.
Venue: Fleckney Sports And Leisure Centre
Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Sat 19th March, 2016
Miles from Derby town centre: 32.1 miles
Anyone interested in volunteering email fleckneyslc@btconnect.com

For more info on any of these volunteering opportunities go to:

Sport Relief Mile’s going on at:
The Tibshelf Mile DE55 5QE
The Shipley Country Park Mile DE75 7GX
The Derby Moorways Mile DE24 9HY
The Sharley Park Leisure Centre Mile S45
The Buxton Mile SK17 6BE
The Rutland Mile DE7 5GH
The New Mills Mile SK22 4BP
The Bradwell Mile S33 9JT
The Active Nation Etwall Mile DE656HZ
The Ashbourne Mile DE6 1EJ
The Swadlincote Woodlands Mile DE11 8EB
The Chesterfield Queen's Park Mile S40 2BF
The Long Eaton Rugby Club Mile NG10 4AA
The West Hallam White Rose CC Mile DE7 6GR
Natural Athlete Mile Darley DE22 1DR

For more information go to:

Or just go along and cheer people on!

For information on Sport Relief go to http://www.sportrelief.com.

For any volunteering opportunities all year round go to http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/volunteering or https://do-it.org.