Closing date
Friday, 18 October, 2019

Ref: V019 | S Parade, Portsmouth, Southsea

Stroke Association are looking for Cheer Point Volunteers to dedicate just a few hours of their day to support #TeamStroke as they take on the Great South Run 2019 on 20 October 2019.

We will be based between mile 7 and 8 outside of the Co-op (S Parade, Portsmouth, Southsea, PO4 0SS)

Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What is required:

  • Help set up the cheer point with balloons, flags and banners so that #TeamStroke don’t miss us as they fly by.
  • Cheer on the team with messages of motivation and support.
  • Be a positive representative of the Stroke Association.

What you can gain from volunteering with us:

  • A Stroke Association T-shirt and cheer props (e.g. cheer sticks, wigs, pom poms).
  • A rewarding experience in supporting the UK’s leading stroke charity.
  • Gain experience and references to use in future employment and/or education.
  • Meet new people and interact with other volunteers.
  • On-the-day support and briefings from the Event Manager.
  • On-the-day expenses paid, up to an agreed amount in line with volunteer guidelines.

Practical Considerations

The role of Cheer Point Volunteer in Portsmouth is for anyone who is enthusiastic about charity and motivated to support people. You would be an ambassador for the Stroke Association, helping to encourage and cheer on participants taking part in our sporting challenges.

The weather in October by the sea can be temperamental, so even though you will be full of energy and moving around a lot, you will be required to have adaptable dress, suitable for all weathers.

Volunteer to support #TeamStroke in the Simplyhealth Great South Run 2019, meet new people and help us rebuild lives.

Not only will you be motivating the team to go that extra mile on the day, but also encouraging them to choose #TeamStroke for their next challenge and inspiring others to take part in our future events. All of this, in turn, will help us fund vital research, campaign for greater awareness and provide better stroke care.

We're here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.

This role does not require a DBS.

Interested in this role?

Find out more by downloading the role description for the Events Fundraiser – Cheer Point Volunteer role.

If you are interested in this role, please complete our registration form and we will get in touch.

If you would like further information on any aspects of our work, please contact Tammy Angus, Regional Fundraiser, at

We want to reduce barriers to inclusion. Help us understand who’s applying for and getting roles with us by completing our Equal opportunities form emailing it to This helps us continue to identify anything that’s getting in the way for people looking to join us. This information does not form part of your application, so please don’t send it with your application form.

If you would like support with your application, please contact us on or 01527 903826.

About us

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.