Cheer on walkers, hand out medals, sell merchandise and more at this year’s Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society


What is the role: Memory Walk Volunteersas_logo_o--main (002)

Who is the role for: Alzheimer’s Society

When are volunteers needed: 24th September 2017

Where does the volunteering take place: Park Road entrance gate, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RF

What the role involves: 

There are several types of roles for volunteers across the day, both at the event site and out on the route. These include:

Route Volunteers:

  • Marshalling: Positioned at key points in the route to ensure walkers are heading in the right direction, as well as cheering them on and keeping them motivated.
  • Route marking: A pair will head out with a rucksack and equipment (everything is provided) to put up signs and ensure they are in the correct place early in the morning. Another pair will be back route markers, following the last of the walkers and inform marshals to the event site.

Walk Volunteers:

  • At the finish line: Congratulate our walkers as they cross the finish line and present them with their medals and water.
  • Event setup and breakdown: Help setup the event site and take everything down at the end of the day.
  • Walk team: Interact with our walkers before and after the walk. This will include selling merchandise and keeping the event site clean and tidy, ensuring everyone is safe at the event.

Most roles are needed between 08:30 am and 13:30 pm.

Why you should sign up: Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event, where thousands of walkers unite against dementia at sponsored walks across England, Wales & Northern Ireland. The money raised at Memory Walk helps to fund our universal and local services, as well as our research and campaigning work.

DBS checks and references are not required. Travel expenses can be claimed. 

How to sign up: 

If you have any questions, or need more information about the role, please contact the Memory Walk Team at or phone 0330 333 5452.

Please visit our website and complete our online registration form.