Volunteer at Trailwalker

Trailtrekker is a huge logistical exercise, and Oxfam relies on volunteers who donate their time to help make the event possible. We just couldn't do it without your support.

Volunteering is a lot of fun. It's a great way to meet new people, or to spend time with friends and family. Trailtrekker is one of Oxfam's biggest fundraising events, so you'll be volunteering alongside hundreds of people from all walks of life - it truly is an amazing experience.

Volunteer recruitment will begin around November - so check back then to apply for a place.

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Volunteer roles available

Whichever role you take on, you could be saving Oxfam up to £200 - an amount that goes a long way in the fight against poverty. If you're interested in donating your time, find out how you can help below.

Checkpoint volunteers

There are four checkpoints and five waterstops along the route. We need volunteers to help set up each location, provide directions and assistance to teams and support crews, help with car parking, prepare drinks, and most importantly give as much encouragement to teams as they enter and leave each checkpoint.

We also need experienced event volunteers to co-ordinate each of the locations to make sure they are working smoothly and that any issues are flagged up to the organising staff or event control. This may involve managing a team of volunteers - great experience for your CV.

Additional roles

We need volunteers to register teams at the start, hand out medals at the finish line and, above all, to whoop, cheer and applaud the Trailtrekker teams over the start and finish lines!

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We were particularly grateful to the volunteers that helped keep us going when we were flagging. They were all remarkably kind, cheerful and supportive and helped motivate us all the way round.

- Jonathon Crossfield, Winton's Walkers

Latest blog posts from the Trailtrekker team

Long distance advice

By David Yates  Chairman of the Isle of Wight Long Distance Walkers Association,  and author of Beaches Bars and Blisters of the Isle of Wight shares his advice on foot preparation and training.

Raising your pledge

Reaching your fundraising pledge: tips and ideas from past participants …..

Trailtrekker Support Crew

Heather Westron writes about her experience of taking part in Trailtrekker as a walker and her experience as a support crew. She shares her top tips and says to think about it as a 'formula one pit stop'.

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