Sign up to volunteer at our Resolution Run events

Are you interested in supporting our Resolution Run events but not keen on digging your trainers out of the wardrobe? Perhaps you could volunteer at a local event instead.

Whether you’re looking to meet new friends, learn new skills or find new ways of doing something valuable with your time, the Stroke Association can help you make it happen.

Becoming a volunteer is both fun and fulfilling. Amongst other things, our volunteer community will be supporting our Resolution Run events by helping to register runners on the day, giving out much-needed water and refreshments, cheering people on and handing out medals.

With your support, we can do so much more to provide vital local and national services for people affected by stroke.

 Register to volunteer

Find a Resolution Run event near you and register your interest in volunteering

Types of volunteer roles

Local promoter:
You could help by placing a dozen posters in your local libraries, shops and community centres to promote your local Resolution Run. You could get social on facebook or twitter too, and help us spread the word that way.

Registration desk helper:
You’ll be able to help set up the registration marquee, help participants sign in and answer queries. We’re looking for good communicators who are well organised and good at making people feel welcome.

Start/finish helper:
Help us set up the start area, putting out flags and banners. After that, we’d need you to help marshal the start and then be ready to hand out medals, water and smiles at the finish.

Course marshal:
We always need help to marshal the course – you’ll be the runner’s best friend. This is a really important role and will let the runners know that we’re looking out for them. We need people who are happy to cheer, shout and motivate the runners, but also able to react quickly and make sensible decisions if they see any problems. 

Dan's volunteering story

Dan Philips, 79, is a volunteer in the North West who has been working with us for many years. Like many others, after retiring Dan found himself looking for other activities that interested him, and for ways to fill his time.

Dan helps us in many ways, including supporting our fundraising events such as Resolution Runs.

My resolution is to continue supporting stroke survivors in my voluntary role. I really enjoy helping people to learn new ways to communicate, giving talks to raise awareness and helping out at fundraising events.

Liam's volunteering story

Liam Stapleton, 53, had a stroke on Christmas Day 2014 after five days of skiing in Austria. He started exercising to prevent a second stroke.

Liam said: “I was healthier and fitter than I have ever been before. As a result, I became a member at Fleming Park Leisure gym and swimming, and that’s when I started running.”

Since then Liam has taken on challenge after challenge, he’s run several half marathons and a marathon already, and is very excited to have got a place for the 2018 London Marathon.

Liam is also a Stroke Ambassador and supports a stroke group in Chandler’s Ford twice a month, where he makes teas and coffees, helps put out chairs and tables and provides a friendly ear for other stroke survivors who want someone to talk to.

He’s hoping to undertake blood pressure training soon so that he can do even more to support us.

My resolution is to continue supporting my local stroke group in whatever way I can. Sometimes it just helps to have someone to talk to.

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