Volunteer at Trailwalker

Trailwalker is a huge logistical exercise, and Oxfam relies on volunteers who donate their time to help make the event possible. We really could not 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. Trailwalker 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.

Sign up to volunteer at Trailwalker 


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 9 checkpoints 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 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 Trailwalker teams over the start and finish lines!


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

Trailwalker volunteer guide

Check out our volunteer guide for in depth information about the experience and what it will entail. From a full description of roles, to suggested kit to bring along, it's got it all.

Trailwalker Volunteer Guide

Latest blog posts from the Trailwalker team

Trailwalker 2015 Medals

Your Trailwalker 2015 medal will celebrate your awesome achievements of both completing the huge challenge and fundraising. This years medal is made in Kenya of recycled metal and also marks 200 years of Gurkha service to the crown.

Trailwalker teams’ incredible response to the crisis in Nepal

When news of the earthquake in Nepal broke, we knew Trailwalker teams would want to help. And so they have, to the tune of £159,000. An incredible response that will go a long way to putting lives in Nepal back together.

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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.

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