Cheshire Hike 2024 will be postponed until 5-6th October. Read more

Volunteer for Cheshire Hike

Whether you’ve volunteered before, or helping with our Cheshire Hike event would be a first, we’d love for you to join us. Below is a full list of roles available.

Volunteering

The plans for Cheshire Hike 2024, held between 5th-6th October, are well underway. The start and finish locations have been chosen, and our team of organisers are now plotting and walking the routes, and organising the overnight basecamp. Please find information below on how to volunteer this year.

Our 2024 event is the biggest Cheshire Hike in 50+ years. In just 48 hours, we fully booked 720 places. Our core team of organisers have worked really hard since to secure dual start locations, further space at basecamp, and additional parking at the finish, as well as meeting to carrying out additional planning to ensure we can safely increase the total capacity of the event.

We have released over 100 more places, totalling 850 Scouts, Explorers, Guides and Rangers that will take part this year. At each stage of our route our existing teams will therefore need to be boosted with even more volunteers.

Which roles are we looking for?

Whether you’ve volunteered before, or helping with our Cheshire Hike event would be a first, we’d love for you to join us. There are no fees to joining us as a volunteer. We’re looking for:

  • Teams to run each of our checkpoints
  • Individuals to join our start teams
  • Individuals to join our basecamp team
  • Individuals to join our finish team
  • Individuals to join our transport teams
  • Individuals to join our first aid teams
  • Individuals to join our media teams

Please note: If you are also a leader, please register your young people as participants first, and then select your volunteering role within your existing profile – you cannot register as separately as both.

What do I wear?

You’re welcome to join us wearing your usual casual clothing, or wearing our official volunteer clothing, which can be purchased online.

How do I register?

You will need to register to volunteer, whether you’re leading a team or you’re helping another volunteer.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
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