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Volunteering at parkrun

Volunteering at parkrun is an opportunity to get outside, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and to be a valuable part of your local community. We are always looking for new volunteers. This page explains how to get involved.

How to get involved

Finding out about Birkenhead parkrun volunteering opportunities couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities.

Future volunteer roster

You can see an event's future volunteer roster via their specific future roster page. To get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to

What would I do at the Event?

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 using the simple Virtual Volunteer app; we try to start people out on a general marshalling type job, 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.

Remember as a volunteer you are the eyes and ears of parkrun. If you have any concerns that arise at a parkrun event, whether involving children or adults, you should discuss those concerns with the Run Director on the day, as soon as possible thereafter or email Head Office at

Many thanks to this week's heroes

Amy BARR  •  Ana ROSLAN  •  Andrew HUGHES  •  Ann CURRIE  •  Ann RODGERSON  •  Carmel WRIGHT  •  Carol WILLIAMS  •  Caroline NEWTON  •  David GAWNE  •  Esther LINDESAY  •  Ian COCHRAN  •  John ARMSTRONG  •  Jon RUMLEY  •  Kareen PORSCHKE  •  Lily OST  •  Lisa OST  •  Lorna HUGHES  •  Mark HYLAND  •  Mike GREEN  •  Paul MOONEY  •  Peter BARHAM  •  Peter GATELEY  •  Peter HUMPHREYS  •  Phillip STANLEY  •  Ruth BYERS  •  Ruth WILSON  •  Sally BARR  •  Shelagh HEARTY  •  Stephen FRIZZLE  •  Stuart RICKERS  •  Susan FOSTER  •  Suzi KEATING  •  Sybil LEEMAN  •  Tamsin CURRIE

The core team

Birkenhead parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers, who are almost all regular runners like you. The weekly team of volunteers are led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team': They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more.
  • Event Director - Stuart Rickers
We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Birkenhead parkrun happen.

And finally...

Please opt-in to the volunteer email if you'd like to join us and get involved!