The Canberra Times Fun Run Wants YOU!

Welcome to the Canberra Times Fun Run Presented by Westpac volunteering page for 2017!

Event Date

Sunday 3 September, 2017

Volunteering dates

Friday 1 September 2017 – Race Pack Collection

Saturday 2 September 2017 – Race Pack Collection

Sunday 3 September 2017 – Event Day

WAYS TO VOLUNTEER 

PRE-EVENT

RACE BIB COLLECTION –  Location TBC

We need amazing and enthusiastic volunteers at Race Bib Collection in the days leading up to the event.

EVENT DAY

COMMUNITY GROUP VOLUNTEERING

To volunteer as part of a group, you must be part of an existing community group or organisation and all volunteers must be at least 8 years old. Groups that often volunteer for our events include Rotary clubs, Lions Clubs, Scout groups, Sport Clubs, Running clubs and many more. The only requirement is that the group are able to provide us with their certificate of currency when you register. 

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS

Individual volunteers must be 18 years or over. If you are volunteering with friends, please let us know in your Expression of Interest form, and we will do our best to position you together in the same role.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONS:

What will volunteers be doing?

Volunteers will assist with race bib collection, handing out race bibs to runners as they approach the counter. We ask that volunteers are confident with the English language to carry out this role.  More information will be sent to volunteers closer to the event.

Where is Race Bib Collection?

The location of Race Bib Collection is TBC

Please note: Individual volunteers must be 18 years or over. If you are volunteering with friends, please let us know in your Expression of Interest form below, and we will do our best to position you together in the same role.

Where can I register to volunteer at race bib collection?

Click on the “Individual Volunteering” Tab to register for race bib collection. 

CONTACT US

volunteers@fairfaxmedia.com.au

What does my club get out of it?

As a thank you, the Event will make a donation back to your club for each volunteer role filled on the day.

What kind of roles will volunteers be doing?

You will have the opportunity to select the area which you would like to be involved in at the event during the registration process!  (We do our best to allocate volunteers to their preferred role, but very occasionally, due to operational reasons, we may need to allocate you a different position).

No roles are too laborious, but just require people willing to help out, work as a team, and have a good time!

Click here for Group volunteer role descriptions

*Please note, roles vary as we get closer to the event.  You may be asked to assist in roles other than the above.

Register to Volunteer Below:

(Please use Google Chrome for the best results with this registration form)

 

 

CONTACT US

volunteers@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Want to be a part of the action, have a great time and do something rewarding?  We want YOU to join our team! 

Click here for Individual Volunteer role descriptions

*Please note, roles vary as we get closer to the event.  You may be asked to assist in roles other than the above.

What will you get out of volunteering? 

  • A great day out in the sun with friends
  • ‘Event Day’ work experience
  • ‘Bump-in/bump-out’ work experience
  • ‘Behind the scenes’ access to the event
  • Refreshments
  • Volunteer Tshirt to keep!
  • Meet the event team and guests

Fill in the below form to proceed with your volunteer expression of interest

 (Please use Google Chrome for the best results with this form)

CONTACT US

volunteers@fairfaxmedia.com.au

 

When do registrations open?

Now!

When do registrations close?

Approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.  But email us if you still want to volunteer as we might have the perfect role for you! 

What time will I need to start my shift?

Canberra Times Fun Run volunteer shifts start at approximately 5:30am depending on your role

What time will I complete my shift?

Most shifts are completed approximately 1 hour after the last runner crosses the finish line.  Some roles finish earlier.

What are some qualities of our volunteers?

  • Respect for others
  • Big, friendly smiles and enthusiasm
  • Respectful personal presentation and hygiene
  • Maturity, reliability and a love of life
  • Willingness to work as a team and take direction from others
  • Own it!  Has initiative and the ability to read their role information and run with it! 
  • Honesty

Please be aware of the following before registering to volunteer:

  • Minimum age for an individual volunteer is 18 years of age
  • Minimum age for a group volunteer is 8 years of age
  • Any minor under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian or group leader
  • Individual volunteers and either the group leader or a member of the group must attend a training session prior to race weekend
  • All registered community groups must provide a certificate of currency during registration
  • All volunteers will be required to complete a 10 minute WHS online induction (not just group leaders.  ALL volunteers).
  • Early starts are required for the event and can be as early as 5am

How can I contact you if I have a question?

Email us at volunteers@fairfaxmedia.com.au