Volunteer

Rockinghorse relies on the support and generosity of volunteers who help us at various fundraising events in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex...

We’re always on the look-out for more volunteers to help us at events throughout the year, so if you are able to commit on a regular basis, or just fancy getting involved as a one-off, we’d love you to join our volunteer team!

If you’d like to get involved in any of the events below, or would like to find out more information about becoming a Rockinghorse volunteer, please call Liz on 01273 330044 or email liz@rockinghorse.org.uk.

Volunteering opportunities…

Cake sale volunteers!

We’re looking for keen bakers to donate their baked goods for our cake sale at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital on the second Friday of every month. 

Sainsbury’s Local information stalls

Date: A date that suits you
Time: A time that suits you
Locations: Western Road (Hove), Western Road (Brighton), North Street, Carden Avenue
Dress Code: Comfy, Rockinghorse t-shirt (which we will provide you with)

Rockinghorse has been chosen as the charity of the year at four local Sainsbury’s stores, and we are looking for volunteers to run information stalls, give out stickers and shake a bucket. All stores are keen to have a regular Rockinghorse presence, so times, dates and which store you are able to volunteer at, are very flexible. 

Hastings Primary School athletics collection

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Hastings
Dress Code: Comfy, warm clothes (we will provide you with a Rockinghorse t-shirt)

Hastings Schools is holding a large inter sport competition which looks set to attract up to 1000 people. Rockinghorse is the chosen charity, and we are looking for volunteers to help hand out information and hold a collection. Transport from the Brighton and Hove area will be provided.

Run 5.30

Date: Friday 21 July 2017
Time: 4am-7.30am
Location: New Road, Brighton
Dress Code: Comfy, warm clothes (we will provide you with a Rockinghorse t-shirt)

Join us for the Italian phenomenon which is Run 5.30, coming to Brighton for it’s exclusive UK tour date this July! Starting on New Road in Brighton, Run 5.30 gives you the chance to take part in a 5.3km run/walk before the city wakes up so it gives you a chance to see beautiful Brighton in a new light!

We are looking for volunteers to join us on the day for jobs including registration, set-up, race marshaling (directing the runners around the race route) and also bucket shaking so we can raise as much money as possible on the day. All volunteers will receive a free breakfast courtesy of Run 5.30! If you’re interested in joining us, please contact our Events Fundraising Co-ordinator Hannah Seltzer on 01273 330044 or email hannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk.

Children’s Food Festival

Date: Saturday 26 — Monday 28 August
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Hove Lawns
Dress Code: Comfy clothes/footwear (we will provide you with a Rockinghorse t-shirt)

Rockinghorse have partnered with the Brighton and Hove Food Festival to host the Children’s Food Festival on Hove Lawns during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Volunteers are needed to help children complete a range of activities including canvas bag decorating, jewellery making, badge making and arts and crafts. We are looking for volunteers to fill slots between 10am-4pm on each day.

Bright 10

Date: Sunday 15 October 2017
Time: 8.30am-1pm
Location: Hove Lawns
Dress Code: Comfy, warm clothes (we will provide you with a Rockinghorse t-shirt)

Join us for Bright 10, the annual 10-mile race along Brighton seafront. Taking place on Sunday 15 October, Bright 10 takes you on a fast and flat route around Brighton & Hove and is the perfect event to kick start the winter running season with. We are looking for volunteers to join us on the day for jobs including registration, handing out medals and rewards, and also bucket shaking so we can raise as much money as possible on the day. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact our Events Fundraising Co-ordinator Hannah Seltzer on 01273 330044 or email hannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk.

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