You could be helping to cheer on our runner at one of our cheer points, providing food and drink to our runners or helping us to support our fundraisers with encouragement for those last minute nerves!
Our fundraisers always tell us that they love the support our volunteers give and really value their time. If you'd like to volunteer at any of our 2017 events lease get in touch today by clicking here.
Nichola Greenwood, Event Volunteer
"Having had to stop my own sporting activities due to injury, I was keen to get involved in some way to help others achieve their dreams and along came the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
"I have now been an event volunteer with JTA since October 2014, initially helping at the Yorkshire Marathon but I quickly got bitten by the volunteering bug and now help out whenever JTA ask me...! "It's even been known for me to make the odd cake or two for the Appeal!
"The variety of people you meet through JTA and their reasons for raising money is very humbling and I have met some incredible friends, too.
"Being an event volunteer doesn't need to be time consuming and you can give as much time as you can but every moment given is hugely appreciated by JTA and the Appeal team. I can't wait for it all to start again in 2017.
"Yes, there will be some early starts and yes, I will no doubt be exhausted at the end of each event but I know that it will be so much fun, surrounded by such fantastic people. It really does make it all worthwhile."
This is a great opportunity for anyone that is interested in a career in events or fundraising to get some valuable experience in the sector.
You'll be doing a wide range of tasks, including processing sponsorship forms, updating the fundraising database, fulfilling fundraising packs, helping us to plan event marketing and organising fundraising events.
We're looking for people who are IT literate, good communicators and who will enjoy working as part of a busy, lively team.
If you can help in any way we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at:
Telephone: 0113 826 7766
Post: PO Box 314, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 1BY
Becky Kay, Fundraising Volunteer
"I have been volunteering at the Jane Tomlinson Appeal since March 2014. My course at university really doesn't have that many contact hours so I decided I should probably do something valuable with my free time.
"The team are really welcoming and flexible about when you can work and the type of work that suits you. My tasks often vary from general office admin, including writing thank you notes, sending out T-shirts and data entry.
"These are a welcome break from the heavy work at uni!
"I have also been helping with securing entertainment and sponsors and will be lending a hand at events, there's a lot of variety so it really can suit anyone. I would definitely recommend volunteering with The Appeal; the atmosphere in the office is friendly and welcoming and you can have as much responsibility as you would like so you never feel out of your depth.
"It is also perfect as a CV booster! I have definitely gained more confidence in applying for internships/placements.
"Aside from that, it's just a lovely place to work with great people, and at the end of the volunteering day you really feel that you've helped out!"
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