Every parkrun only happens because of the time and dedication of our volunteers. Many thanks to all of them, past and present. We are always looking for new volunteers. This page explains how to get involved.
Volunteering at Ecos parkrun, Ballymena really couldn't be easier: Simply review the future roster and then email the event team at email@example.com, telling us when you're able to help and - if you have a preference - which role you'd like to do. The volunteer co-ordinator will send out a reminder email a few days before the event with all the details you need. We'll also send out a periodic reminder email to previous volunteers.
First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning the runners barcodes with our simple barcode readers; we try to start people out on a general marshalling type job to start with, so they get a feel for how we operate. But if you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.
We like to recognise and publicly thank all our volunteers, and your name will appear on our home page in the This Week's Heroes section. We also keep a log of what tasks everybody has done. To do this you need to be registered on our system. Most volunteers have previously run at one of our events, and so will already be on our system. If you have not registered, it's really easy to do so: just go to the parkrun registration page and fill in the simple form.
And there's more,.. We don't want our regular runners to be penalised in the yearly points competition just because they volunteered, so every runner gets full points for volunteering on up to three occasions per year.
email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Our volunteers really are the stars of parkrun. Next time you see them, tell them how wonderful they are.
Donna LOGAN • Jennifer LESLIE • Matthew ALLEN • Pawel LAPINSKI • Robin ALEXANDER • Simon FLETCHER • Warren PATON
We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Ecos parkrun, Ballymena happen.
Please get in touch if you'd like to get involved.