THE BIG VOLUNTEER - a relay of volunteering opportunities coming your way in 2018

THE BIG VOLUNTEER - a relay of volunteering opportunities coming your way in 2018

Welcome to the Big Volunteer – a programme of volunteering just for local residents to get involved in their communities in Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich and Tower Hamlets. 

Starting with a new Marathon Event, The Big Half on 4 March 2018  you will have tonnes of opportunities to volunteer at this huge event and have access to continue your volunteering journey in a local sports club, at other events in London or in a local community group.

The Big Half is a new one day Festival centred on the half marathon distance, which aims to be truly global and uniquely local in a celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity of the great city of London.

Here at Community Southwark, we are kicking off the programme and looking to recruit up to 20 Volunteers to support the race day of the Big Half.


There are four drinks stations on The Big Half course to distribute bottles of water and energy drinks to the runners. As a Southwark volunteer you can get involved by:

  • Setting up the tables on event morning
  • Unpacking the water bottles ready for the arrival of the runners
  • Handing water bottles to runners as they pass the water station
  • Packing down the station at the end of the day once the final runners have passed

Time Commitment:  Sunday 4 March 08:00 – 13:00

Location: Drinks Station 3 - Bermondsey Station or Drinks Station 4 - Surrey Quays

There are other roles across the race route in the other boroughs. Click on the Boroughs to find out more:

• Tower Hamlets
• Greenwich


We want the volunteers on Race Day to represent our local Borough communities so if:

  • you live locally in any of the 4 Boroughs (Southwark, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich)

  • aged 16 – 90 

  • have the energy to be on your feet for event (some roles are suitable for those less mobile)


Come along to one of two information sessions for more information and where you can sign up to volunteer for the Big Half.

Information Sessions will take place:

  • Saturday 17 February 10-11:30am

  • Wednesday 28 February 5-6pm

  • Wednesday 28 February 6-7pm

Book a place at one of the Information Sessions HERE

Or contact Amelia Maguire: email:, tel: 020 7358 7250