Volunteer at the Melbourne Marathon

2019 Melbourne Marathon Sunday 13th October 2019

The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) will once again be the official charity of the Melbourne Marathon. The Melbourne Marathon is an iconic Melbourne event that hosts over 34,000 participants across the 5 distances.

The event is our major fundraiser for the year and during the event we need FUNDRAISERS and VOLUNTEERS.

Whilst we are the official charity, we receive no part of any runner or walkers registration fee, which is why the fundraising and volunteer efforts count for us.


Volunteer at the Melbourne Marathon

As the major charity we receive a donation for supplying volunteers to assist the smooth running of the festival. In 2018 we had over 450 amazing volunteers over the 5 days of the festival that supported us in a number of areas, we will be looking for around this number again in 2019. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer, we would love to have you all volunteering with us in 2019!! It is a fantastic way to get involved in the iconic event all whilst supporting the gorgeous CPEC kids.

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, so if you have a workplace where people donate their time to worthy causes, why not let them know about our event?

Additionally, all volunteer positions will have someone to instruct and support you in doing the job.

Volunteering before the Marathon (9th– 12th October)?

Leading up to race day we have jobs that involve event participants collecting their race day materials. This will involve giving out race bibs (some technology skills required) or packing and giving out show bags.

Volunteering on the day of the Marathon (13th October)?

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. There is something for everyone!

Please note that all jobs on Race Day require an early start, varying between 4:30am and 7:30am.


Applications are now open to volunteer at the 2019 Melbourne Marathon.

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