Parkrun Volunteer

  • To assist the Run Director at Parkrun with a variety of roles available
  • Wynyard Park House, Station House Visitors Centre, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 3JG
  • Stockton Borough Council

To assist the Run Director with a weekly community running event. There are a multitude of roles from course marshals, scanners, timekeeper, finish tokens and tail walker.


Sport & Active Life 


Depending on which role you decide: 

The Pre-event Setup volunteers help the Run Director prepare for the event. This may include the placement of equipment around the course, setting up the start/finish area including the finish funnel, and placing signs and/or cones to indicate the route.

The First Timers Briefing volunteer will speak to new participants and tourists explaining how we operate and welcoming them to the event.

Marshals guide and encourage the participants around the course warning them of any obstacles or hazards, as well as ensuring that other park users are aware of the event. They are also the eyes and ears of the Run Director out on the course.

Marshals perform a crucial function; if there aren't enough marshals then the event can't go ahead. So if you're taking part and see them out on the course, please say thanks (particularly if it's wet, windy or cold) and always follow their advice.

The Tail Walker stays right at the back of the field and should be the last person to cross the finish line ensuring that everyone is accounted for. They are encouraged to carry a mobile phone in case of emergencies. They let any marshal out on the course know that they can collect nearby signs and leave their post. Volunteers undertaking this role receive both a volunteer credit, and a walk/run credit if they bring their barcode along.

The Timekeeper is responsible for recording the finish times of all the participants at the event.

The Finish Tokens volunteer is responsible for handing out position tokens to all participants. They may be assisted by Finish Tokens Support.

Barcode Scanning volunteers scan the runners personal barcode, followed by the barcode on the finish position token.

You can choose from any of the roles above and change roles if you wish to gain the experience from them all. 

Knowledge & Skills

No previous experience is needed as full training will be given.

Personal Qualities

Good interpersonal skills, good time management and working within a team environment is needed.  

General Requirements

You would need to commit to once a month (you can volunteer more if you wish). 


Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.