Volunteers are the only way we can make these walks happen. Without you we wouldn't be able to unite against dementia.
You will be on hand to help ensure the smooth running of the event and help all of our walkers have the best day possible!
Choose a role
There are lots of ways you can help make Memory Walk a great day for everyone involved. When registering you can choose to be a Route or Walk Village volunteer, and we will try our best to place you in your preferred role on the day.
Marshalling: You will be positioned at key points in the route to ensure walkers are heading in the right direction, as well as cheering them on and keeping them motivated!
Route Marking: You will head out with a rucksack and equipment (everything is provided) to put up signs and ensure they are in the correct place. If you are our back route marker you will follow the last of our walkers and inform our marshals that they can return to the event site.
Walk Village Volunteers
At the finish line: We need energetic volunteers to congratulate our walkers as they cross the finish line and present them with their medals and water!
Event setup and breakdown: Help setup the event site and take everything down at the end of the day. A keen eye for detail is great for this to make sure the event site looks the part!
Walk Village team: Enthusiastic volunteers interact with our walkers before and after the walk. This will include selling our merchandise. You'll also help to keep the event site clean and tidy, ensuring everyone is safe at the event.
Before the walk
You will receive updates from the Memory Walk team in the lead up to the event which will provide you with everything you need to know before the day including:
- Role specific information
- Contact details of your event manager
- Volunteer FAQ's which will include all you need to know about Memory Walk
- Instructions of where and when you need to arrive
On the day
Most of our volunteers will be needed between 08:30 and 13:30, depending on the role. If you are volunteering at an evening walk, we will need most volunteers between 18:00 and 23:00. At the event you will receive:
- Face to face briefing confirming what you will be doing
- Dedicated Event Manager to answer questions
- Hi-vis jacket so walkers know you are part of the team
- Water and snacks to keep you going!