This is a community-lead event manned entirely with volunteers. You will have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life while helping children to exercise outdoors in a friendly, safe and inclusive environment.

Role Description:
There are several, including setting up the course with way markers, marshalling - cheering on the
children and ensuring they follow the route, technical jobs like time-keeping and barcode scanning using a mobile
phone, handing out finish tokens, organising the volunteers on arrival, closing down the course and removing all the signs. The children do a short warm-up before running and this is led by a volunteer too.

Skills/Experience required;
All training is given on the day and only basic mobile phone skills are required for the timekeeping and barcode scanning.
Being comfortable around children and encouraging them by cheering and clapping to complete the course are the main skills required.
The role is matched to the individual, who has the choice to take on whatever role they feel comfortable with. Most roles can be done standing or sitting.
The organisation parkrun is an inclusive body that tries to ensure that volunteers feel valued and part of a

Organisation aims and objectives

This is a community-lead event that provides a weekly safe, friendly and fun way for 4 - 14 year olds to exercise outdoors over a 2km distance. The organisation parkrun is global, with adult 5km routes in addition to the junior events throughout the world. There are volunteering opportunities at each event e.g. marshalling along the course - this involves cheering on the children and ensuring they follow the correct route, time- keeping, barcode scanning and volunteer co-ordinating. It is very socially inclusive and there is a job for all abilities. This means that junior parkrun is more than just about the children getting fitter. Also, as many of the adults run with their children, it has widespread public health improvement potential.










1 hour minimum commitment.

Frequency and commitment details

1 hour minimum commitment.


This is an outdoor event. Volunteers under 18 need an adult beside them when marshalling, younger people can help out at the start/finish line.
Travel details: The Playing Fields behind Eyemouth Primary School on Coldingham Road. TD14 5AN. Scottish Borders.


Taster available: Yes
Training details: On the day training given. The marshalling role is the easiest. The Run Director ensures everyone is happy in their role.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer