Volunteer at the Melbourne Marathon Festival

2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival Sunday 10th October, 2021

We are extremely excited to announce that CPEC, a centre supporting people with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, is the official premier charity for the 2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival.

CPEC has been a key part of the Melbourne Marathon for 14 years now, providing the majority of the volunteers that help runners in and around the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The annual Melbourne Marathon Festival is CPEC’s major fundraiser for the year and we need FUNDRAISERS and VOLUNTEERS. Whilst we are the official charity, we receive no part of any runner’s or walker’s registration fee, which is why the fundraising and volunteer efforts count for us.


Volunteer at the Melbourne Marathon Festival

As the premier charity of the Melbourne Marathon Festival we receive funding by providing volunteers for the event. This year we will be looking for over 300 fabulous people. 

What is involved?

We have jobs suited to everyone, including those who need to be seated. None of the volunteering jobs require lifting or any degree of fitness. We can also cater for large groups and keep them together. There is something for everyone!

On race day, we have a number of jobs with various start and finish times. There are both indoor and outdoor jobs, some seated and some moving about. 

Please note that the majority of jobs on race day require an early start, varying between 4:30am and 9:30am (specific times TBC).


Applications are now open to volunteer at the 2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival.

If you have any questions please contact our events and marketing team on 9560 0700 or email laura.simpson@cpec.org.au.