Cheerer London Marathon 2022 - London

Cheerer London Marathon 2022 - London

Volunteer area
South East
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
London, Greater London
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
51.5112935, -0.1366692
Time commitment
One off event
Fundraising Marketing & Media
Responsible to
Event Manager
Safeguarding level
1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help cheer on our fantastic RNLI London Marathon runners – who are all raising money to save lives at sea. It really does make a huge difference!

Jack McDermot, a member of the 2018 RNLI Running Crew, remembers the Cheer Station:

'Without the cheer stands a lot of people would not finish, as the saying is so true ‘the crowd carry you’! I cannot thank the cheer stations enough, just a simple high five or shouting my name makes so much difference to the mental state of a runner “yes I can do this, now let’s get to that finish line”.'

Jack now joins his wife Vicky on the cheer stations, who has been cheering with us since 2017. Vicky says:

‘Just giving the encouragement to runners who are near to the end of an amazing/massive achievement is an awesome feeling! When you see someone struggle by just shouting their name you get a slight wave, a little head lift and you see them picking up their feet again to run - it is so warming and you know you have personally helped that person get closer to the finish line.’


You will be cheering at one of our cheer stations at Canary Wharf or on Embankment, near Tower Lifeboat Station.


Approximately 11am–5pm on 2 October 2022


• Whoop, cheer, whistle and shout your support for the RNLI Running Crew!
• If you have a camera, get snapping! After the race, share your photos with our runners and on social media. Most importantly – enjoy yourself!

Please note the cheering stations do not have chairs, so this role does involve standing for periods of time.

Perks of the role

• Meet, chat with and get to know all of the fantastic people supporting our runners from their families to the RNLI staff at the event.
• Keep yourself refreshed with bottled water and sweet treats.
• Kit yourself out with the cheer gear.
• Help yourself to a bag of RNLI goodies - including an RNLI top.
• Include volunteer experience on your CV.

No prior knowledge or experience of the RNLI is needed - you could be friends or family of one of the runners, an RNLI supporter or just want to join us for the experience. This is an opportunity to include volunteer experience on your CV, meet new people and support the RNLI Running Crew – all while enjoying one of the UK’s best loved sporting events from a prime position.

To register your interest please complete the Eventbrite application form online: or for further information, please contact the RNLI events team at [email protected] If you are under 18 years of age you will need to complete a consent form before you arrive on the day - this will be provided to you on confirmation of your role.


The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment  or exploitation.  The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save every one.