Volunteering at Big Red Run can be a very rewarding experience. Our volunteers are often family or friends of a runner, some have connections to Type 1 Diabetes, and some have a passion for running, a love of the outback or simply a wish to contribute to a great cause. All come together for the week, and work hard to help us deliver a safe and memorable event and help us to raise significant funds for Type 1 Diabetes research and support.
Before completing your application, please take the time to read the following, to ensure you plan adequate transport to and from Birdsville, and are available for the duration of the training and event.
The tasks we need help with
An event of this nature needs a range of helpers including medial staff, course markers, communication specialists, drivers, safety marshals and general camp helpers. Once we select the team we’ll work with all volunteers so you know your roster and what’s expected. All volunteers will receive preparation advice and notes before the event, a training day in Birdsville and ongoing support during the event.
We will be accepting volunteer applications until 7th February 2014. Applicants will be advised by the end of February if their volunteer application has been successful. We suggest applicants tentatively arrange leave from work at the start of the application process to ensure their availability as per below. Successful applicants will be required to complete an online medical questionnaire, and provide emergency contact information. All medical information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used to support all volunteers and help everyone enjoy the event in safety.
How do we select volunteers?
After the 7th of February we’ll look at all the applications and will do our best to allocate volunteers to the roles most suited to their background, experience and desires. While your special skills and background will form the basis of our decision we are also looking for people prepared to jump in and help out and with a willingness to be challenged. Helping on this event may well be the experience of a lifetime – so feel free to tell us about your passions and why you’d like to be involved.
Transport, Accommodation & Food
A number of transport options are available on our website. If you are planning to drive, you should allow the following timeframes: * Brisbane - 2 days each way
* Adelaide - 2 days each way
* Sydney - 3 days each way
* Melbourne - 3 days each way