Every year, hundreds of events take place across Cornwall - ranging from concerts and festivals to carnivals and fun-runs - and they all have one thing in common.....they all rely on volunteers in order to take place.

Event volunteering can be a great way to give your time - it offers all the fun of regular volunteering but often condensed into one or two days. Roles can include marshalling & stewarding, collecting monies, giving out flyers or freebies, providing advice and assistance to visitors or sometimes can involve more unusual requests like dressing up or getting stuck in to the fun and games!

There are as many different roles as there are events. This page will list all of the events we are aware of together with details of how to volunteer. Please note that as Volunteer Cornwall is not involved in running any of these events directly, we are not responsible for the recruitment process or the experience on the day but we do work closely with many of the major events around the county to ensure that their expectations of volunteers is realistic and that volunteers get the recognition they deserve.

So why not give it a go? It can be great as a one-off experience alone or with friends and family and who knows...you might get a taste for it :-)

Please note these events are listed in date order of the event so if you are visiting this page regularly you will need to scroll through to see any new opportunities.

Events Looking for Volunteers:

The ROC 5K Fun Run -  

In aid of vulnerable local people with learning disabilities

The annual ROC 5K charity fun run takes place after work on Tuesday 27th June from Truro’s Lemon Quay. With a brand new route, we expect a record turnout – with a consequent need for more marshals than ever!

For event information, please visit www.unitedresponse.org.uk/ROC5K2017

With a 6.30pm race start time, marshals may be required from 6pm to 8pm (at the outside) - many for shorter periods. They will be briefed and equipped, with refreshments provided.

To register your interest, please contact event organiser Calvin Lovelock on 07525 411 773 or calvin.lovelock@unitedresponse.org.uk

Invasive Species Control: Himalayan Balsam Pulling - 27th March – July 31st

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non native plant which mainly resides on river banks. This plant is spread through explosive seed pods and can cause erosion and overshadow native plants which can in turn affect the fauna as less native plants can grow. Pulling this plant is easy due to the shallow rooting and therefore this event will allow people to pull the balsam and control the species. Event won't commence until Balsam plants are growing (April/May). To get to the proposed site, a walk across a field is required and therefore people will need to be fit enough to walk to the site. Terrain can be difficult however easier sites can be found for those unable to climb banks.  

Westland Countryside Stewards  Teagen Hill   07817602436   01288 321114    teagen@westlandcs.co.uk

INTOTRI are looking for Marshalls at the Cornish Triathlon Series  - 1st May to 2nd July

Help kids & seniors FROM ZERO INTO TRI HERO

Love swimming, cycling or running and want to give something back? Help us give novices from 8yrs a chance to go FROM ZERO TO TRIATHLON HERO at the Cornish Tri Series. We promise a great atmosphere, friendly faces and a lot of fun.
Enthusiasm and a smile on your face is all we are looking for. No prior experience needed.
We are running senior events at 8am, juniors at 2pm and will employ volunteers in two shifts from 6:30am-12pm, 12pm-6pm. All volunteers will receive a volunteering pack describing their role and a briefing at the start of their shift. Dates: 01-May Bodmin, 14-May Helston, 04-Jun Wadebridge, 02-Jul Liskeard. Volunteer registration is based at the leisure centres

If interested please contact 

Michael Burkert on 07941389404 or Email: intotri.team@gmail.com

Tin-K (10K run) event - National Trust - 21st May

The National Trust have got a Tin-K (10K run) event on Sunday 21 May at 10.30am at Geevor Tin Mine.  They’re desperate for volunteers to help marshal, hand out goody bags, register runners, time keeping, and water stations.  The event is to raise funds towards the special Tin Coast landscape – a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Volunteers would be very much appreciated if you can help? Please contact:

Alice Barker

Outdoor Activities Development Officer

Heart of Cornwall, Lizard & Penrose and West Cornwall

Tel. 07766 422 166  E-mail alice.barker@nationaltrust.org.uk

Long-Term Festival Volunteer - Falmouth Town Council - 16th to 18th June

This is an exciting opportunity to see how your skills and ideas can enhance this amazing festival long-term.
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival has been running for 14 years, and it all began thanks to our volunteers! Back in 2004 a group of sea shanty enthusiasts came together and formed this extra special music festival, which has grown year on year.
The festival will be running from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June 2017, and will see 60 groups from across Europe perform in 23 locations around the town. With so many elements to the three days, we're looking for volunteers with a range of skills who can help the festival in both the short term and the long term in a number of different ways.
If you're looking to get involved with a festival with an incredible, unique atmosphere, look no further. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Sarah Walker - 01326 313553 - sarah@falmouth.co.uk

National Maritime Museum Cornwall Abseil Challenge

MHA have a charity fundraising abseil at the National Maritime Museum on Sunday 18 June and are looking for volunteers to help on the day. They need people to meet and greet participants and direct them through the museum to the training room and help capture the day with photographs and video. Sponsorship is going towards Music Therapy at the Care Home in Falmouth - Langholme. You can see more information about the event at www.bestforages.com/cornwallabseil 
Contact: Zoe Steer Telephone: 01278 425841 Mobile:: 07817 129532 Email:: zoe.steer@mha.org.uk 

Trust10 event at Godolphin - National Trust - Starting 25 June then 4th Sundays

Trust10 event at Godolphin needs volunteers, on Sunday 25 June.  We’ll need volunteers for this on the 4th Sunday of every month. The Trust 10 is a free, 10K run on the 4th Sunday of every month, encouraging people to be more active and enjoy the outdoors.

Alice Barker

Outdoor Activities Development Officer

Heart of Cornwall, Lizard & Penrose and West Cornwall

Tel. 07766 422 166  E-mail alice.barker@nationaltrust.org.uk


BF ADVENTURE - Coast to Coast Cycle Event - 28th May 2017

BF Adventure are really excited to be hosting their charity cycle event on 28th May, it is going to be an outstanding event with over 100 riders entered but they could really do more volunteers.

Whether you have a day, half day or a few hours, every extra pair of hands is appreciated. They are looking for marshals for the road, food/ water stations and support at BF Adventure HQ.

If you have any time you can offer, please get in touch clare.davison@bfadventure.org many thanks!