Want to be part of the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run team?!

As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, learn and develop new skills – and most importantly have fun. The YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run is so awesome that you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face!

We’re looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer on Father’s Day (Sunday 2 September, 2018). Your responsibility will be to help us create a fun, positive, and contagiously happy environment. Oh, and give out high fives! Plenty of high fives!

You’ll also be contributing to the bigger picture. Dads and father figures play a vital role in the lives of the young people close to them, helping build healthy relationships. Today, more young people than ever suffer from mental illness like depression, anxiety, and lack these key relationships in their lives. The YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run is raising funds for YMCA programs that build resilience and equip vulnerable young people with social and emotional skills to safeguard against the onset of mental illness.

Interested in helping out? Check out the types of volunteer opportunities available below. Volunteering registration is now open! You can register to be a volunteer here

Check out the volunteering roles below that you can get involved in this year.


Course Marshal

Location: On the Track

You will be in amongst the action and based at various points along the track, start line, and finish line! You’ll be the friendly face, encouraging runners, giving out high-fives and keeping everyone on track (literally)!

Drink Station Assistant

Location: On the Track

You will help keep runners happy and hydrated! You’ll be located at various points along the track and in the Recovery Zone at the end of the run.

Information Assistant

Location: Event Village

You will help runners and spectators navigate their way around the track and answer any questions they have!

Baggage Services Assistant

Location: Event Village

You will help runners store their belongings safely before the run and make sure their belongings are returned at the end!

Volunteer Services Assistant

Location: Event Village

You will welcome the volunteers as they arrive and make sure they know where they are going and what they are doing! Your happy vibes will set the tone for the day and you’ll be able to ensure that volunteers are thanked and recognised for their contributions!

Team Leader

Location: On the Track/Event Village

You will work closely with event management staff to ensure smooth, fun and safe running of the event. You will play an important role in the day as you will be the key point of contact for your team of volunteers and your ability to motivate others will ensure everyone has a positive, memorable experience!

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