The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for over 20 Volunteer Centres in Ireland
Browse Volunteering Opportunities

Connect with Volunteer Ireland

New Search | Back

Volunteer to help at Saturday Morning Parkrun

Sligo Park Run

About Sligo Park Run

Sligo parkrun provides a free 5km time run every Saturday morning at 9.30am. The aim of the organisation is to include people who are less likely to attend local races/events due to a variety of reasons but that might like to get out into a social setting with other like minded people for a 5k walk/run. Sligo parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers, who are almost all regular runners like you. The weekly team of volunteers are led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team': They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more. We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Sligo parkrun happen. Event Director - Jim Rushe

What's Involved

Currently we're not running due to the COVID19 crisis but if interested please hit 'register interest' below and we will contact you. We will definitely need volunteers when Park Run resumes.

Volunteers can help out on the Saturdays that suit them and they won't be committed to being there on weeks that don't suit. From 9.00 - 10.30 am the volunteer could be carrying out any of the following tasks: timekeeping, finish token distribution, bar-code scanning or marshaling. Full training is given each Saturday morning prior to the commencement of the run and volunteers can let us know if they are uncomfortable doing any particular tasks and will be given a task they are more comfortable with.

It is important to note that we are trying to build up a list of volunteers who can volunteer for the Saturdays that suit them. Volunteers can also participate in the run.

What's required for this position

There are no specific skills required just some enthusiasm for helping to provide a free 5k run for people on a Saturday morning.

  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Basic English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Doorly Park, Sligo

Other location details:
Doorly Park, Sligo

Screening details for this role:

  • No screening

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 15

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

volunteers will get out and about and meet new people and are also welcome to take part in the free 5k run on days they aren't volunteering.

Getting there

Run starts across from Park Alley Cafe at Doorly Park.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Sligo
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
Previous MonthNext Month