We are always looking for more volunteers to come along to support our event participants during our fundraising events and activities. You’ll gain new skills, meet interesting people and most importantly of all, you’ll be helping us to raise vital funds to support our soldiers, veterans and their families.
You can sign up here to hear about general volunteer opportunities, or if you know which event you would like to volunteer at you can sign up now.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army, supporting soldiers, veterans and their families since 1944.
Our events are growing, and we simply would not be able to put on amazing charity events without the support of our amazing volunteers. With three events to choose from, find a role and event that suits you and be part of our Army of volunteers.
How Could I Help?
- Course Marshalling
- Event day set up
- Route marshals
- Cheer point volunteers
- Handing out goody bags
Key skills and experience needed:
None! You just need to be a team player and willing to muck in.
Interested in volunteering as part of a corporate or company team?
Cheer on our event participants with your colleagues! From marshalling the Cateran Yomp route to providing morale support for the London Marathon runners, there are many ways that your employers are able to make a difference at our events. Please get in touch to find out more information.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
- Charity t-shirt (or event specific t-shirt)
- A place in our Fundraising Army of volunteers
Here is what we expect from you:
- Arriving to your shift(s) on time and participating fully
- Commitment to good quality engagement
- Arriving to your chosen event with everything you need e.g walking boots, rain mac etc
- For you to be happy for us to take photographs of you and using the on our website, social media platforms and marketing content
Have a question?
Visit the FAQs tab for more information, or contact the Events Team on email@example.com .
We are actively recruiting volunteers for the below events. Please read the information carefully and get in touch with us if you have any questions.
The Cateran Yomp
Event date: 3/4 June 2023
Location: Blairgowrie, Scotland
Over the years thousands of event participants have taken on the Perthshire landscape. There are three medals stops and a variety of check points along the route to ensure that our event participants are safe and happy. Volunteers help us with all aspects of the event, from marketing it, to registering participants on the day, manning checkpoints and providing a much needed support to our Yompers.
Checkpoint or Water Stop Support:
Whether it is at a checkpoint or water stop, your role is essential in supporting and motivating the participants. It is the job of a checkpoint or waterstop volunteer to welcome them, let them know how many miles they have to complete and most importantly show them where the refreshments and food are. You could also be cheering them over the finish line and handing out medals if you are at one of our three finish lines (Bronze, silver or gold).
TCS London Marathon
Event Date: 23rd April 2023
Our runners will take on the greatest road race in the world as they take on 26 miles of the capital.
The London Marathon is a massive event and our runners will take on the incredible for ABF The Soldiers Charity. Along the 26-mile route we will have various cheering points. Your support and encouragement throughout will provide a massive morale boost for the participants.
The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch
Date: March 30th 2023
Location: Guildhall, London
As a general volunteer, your role covers different aspects of the event. Ranging from handing out goody bags, queue control, directing the guest attendances and supporting the silent auction. Your role requires flexibility throughout the day.
How old do I need to be to volunteer?
You need to be 18 years old or over to volunteer at one of our events
What should I wear?
A charity t-shirt will be provided. If the event is outside walking/waterproof boots and a thick coat.
Do you reimburse travel expenses?
Please note that we do not reimburse travel expenses for event volunteers
What will my shift be?
This will differ depending on the event you are volunteering at. You can request a certain shift, just get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I need to leave my shift early or want to stay after it's ended?
We can accomodate most requests but its helpful to know in advance.
Can I bring another volunteer on the day of the event?
For health and safety we need to know everyone who is volunteering at our events. If you'd like to bring someone along please ask them to register or get in contact on email@example.com.
I signed up with a friend but we have be allocated different shifts and stations.
Please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any other questions?
Please e-mail us on email@example.com