Volunteer Positions

volunteer positions

Whether you're looking to make a difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis, an opportunity to enhance your resume, give back to your local community or keen to meet new people, the MS Melbourne Cycle + Half Marathon has a wide variety of fun and interesting volunteer positions for you to choose from.

No experience is necessary, and we'd love for you to join this amazing cause. Have a look at the volunteer opportunities we have available on the day, there is something for everyone!

The event takes place on a Sunday and most volunteers start at 5am. Please note public transport does not run at this time on a Sunday.

Course Marshal

Located strategically along the route, course marshals direct, encourage and cheer on participants, advise of approaching hazards and form an important part of the communications network. Support is provided by a Sector Manager. Bring a chair, a water bottle and your enthusiasm! You need to encourage our participants to keep going and make it over the finish line!

Rest Site Volunteer

Keep our participants hydrated! The Rest Site volunteers are responsible for setting up and staffing water stations along the route. Filling cups and water bottles, providing encouragement and snacks! Bring a friend or two and remember to cheer on participants as they come past!

Event Village Volunteer 

Our Event Village volunteers have many roles to choose from. We require support in areas such as merchandise, to participant registration and the kids space! There are a variety of roles on offer in the Event Village. 

  • Cloakroom: Receive, store and return participants’ personal belongings. This role would suit those with good customer service skills, patience and organisation.
  • Registration and Bib Collection: Register participants on the day and distribute pre-registered kits. This role would suit those with good attention to detail, admin skills, communication and customer service skills. 
  • Information: Provide general information to participants around the start and finish sites. This role would suit an outgoing person, good communication skills, patience and a great smile. 
  • Merchandise: Assist with the sale of official MS Merchandise. This role would suit those with money handling experience, POS and customer service, good communication and attention to detail. 
Operations + Pre-Event Roles
  • Equipment crew: assisting with set up and pack down of equipment both in the event village, along the course or rest sites. This is a physically demanding role.
  • Volunteer Deployment Drivers: The person in this role is responsible for driving a 12-seater bus of volunteers and dropping them off along the course. You will work alongside the Sector Manager for this role. To be eligible for this role you must be over 25 and have a valid, open Australian drivers licence. 
  • Pre-Event Assistance: The MS Events Team is always looking for assistance with pre-event activities such as kit packing, and admin duties such as laminating, phone calls and other ad-hoc duties.
Team Leader

Team Leader positions involve supervising a group of volunteers. You will be responsible for the setup and pack down of an area. It is essential that Team Leaders attend a training session and arrive early on event day. Some examples of Team Leader roles include Information Team Leader, Rest Site Manager or Sector Manager.

Please note: Some Team Leader roles will require you to undergo a National Police Check. This would be provided free of charge by MSL.


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*** Transportation considerations: the event takes place on a Sunday and most volunteers start at 5am.  Please note public transport does not run at this time on a Sunday.


If you have a question, or just want to learn more about volunteering for the MS Melbourne Cycle + Half Marathon, call the Volunteer Management Team on 03 9845 2966 or email vicvolunteer@ms.org.au.

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