WHAT CAN YOU GAIN FROM THIS OPPORTUNITY
Name: Imelda McConnell Age: 66 From: Belfast
"I've volunteered at both the Marathon and Half Marathon. So many of my friends run the Marathon, so it’s an ideal opportunity to support them and do something useful at the same time. There’s always such a great atmosphere too."
Name: Lyn Cooke Age: 70 From: Belfast
"I have volunteered at many events since 2013 when I retired and enjoy meeting other volunteers from all walks of life. I’m looking forward to volunteering again soon!"
Name: Wayne Crowe Age: 46 From: Loughgall
"I would encourage people to join the team – it’s a wonderful way to get to know people and give back to our community."
Name: Karolyn Gaston Age: 50 From: Newtownabbey
"I have volunteered for the Marathon as a Team Leader at the Information Hub for approximately 10 years and similarly for the Half Marathon from when it started. Due to the pandemic, and after what felt like a lifetime under lockdown conditions, it was a fantastic feeling to get back out into the world of volunteering again! My 12 year old daughter has been volunteering with me since she was a baby where possible and from 9 years old has been volunteering at local parkrun with me. However, the closure of activities and volunteering opportunities under lockdown restrictions had a serious impact on her mental health. We were both thrilled when the Belfast City Marathon supported us volunteering together at the marathon for her first time. Much to my surprise, not even the 5am alarm call put her off the opportunity! The experience was a positive one for the mummy and daughter duo. I can't recommend volunteering enough, the joy of giving back and the benefits are far too long to list. Take my advice, sign up and just DO IT!
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