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 Mersea Island 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 merseaisland@parkrun.com

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 barcodes using the simple Virtual Volunteer app. 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 eventsupport@parkrun.com.

Many thanks to this week's heroes

  • Alex HADLEY
  • Angela DELLAR
  • Anna TAYLOR
  • Brian REED
  • Brian SMITH
  • Carl HARPER
  • Carl MESSER
  • Caroline WIDDOWSON
  • Chris GARDINER
  • Clare HOWARD
  • Clare THOMPSON
  • Craig VERNON
  • Elaine MESSER
  • Frances GRIDLEY
  • Gavin LAWS
  • Iain RHODES
  • Jayne VERNON
  • Jessica WIDDOWSON
  • Karen CLARK
  • Kerry MARSH
  • Lucy WILLIS
  • Michael SUMMER
  • Oleksandr SENKO
  • Olivia BROWN
  • Pat RHODES
  • Peter BANKS
  • Robyn HARDING
  • Sally BANYARD
  • Sarah THORLEY
  • Simon GILL
  • Simon THOMPSON
  • Steve NICHOLLS
  • Suzy SMITH
  • Zoe GOULD

The core team

Mersea Island 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 Directors - Viv Fox & Brian Smith
We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Mersea Island parkrun happen.

And finally...

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