Group of volunteers in orange t-shirts cheering on runner.



Availability Details

Sunday 8th September 2024, 10am -4pm (or however much time you can spare!)

Venue Address

South Shields
NE34 8QN
United Kingdom

Policies in place

DBS check required

Support and Training

Expenses Reimbursed

Other information

Age restrictions apply



Volunteering opportunities suitable for volunteers aged 18 years+.

Alzheimer's Research UK will reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses such as travel, within agreed guidelines.

Are you looking for a new volunteering opportunity? Volunteering with Alzheimer's Research UK is a great way to enhance your CV, meet new people and gain a new experience whilst supporting our mission to find a cure for dementia.

Join us at the Great North Run by signing up to our Cheer Squad near Temple Memorial Park, South Shields.

170 of our incredible supporters are taking part in the Great North Run this year. Runners will tackle a half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields raising vital funds for dementia research. Your support and encouragement will get them across the finish line. We will see all the runners at mile 9.5!

What: Cheering, clapping, photography, and enthusiasm!

Where: Near Temple Memorial Park, Corner of John Reid Rd & Whiteleas Way, NE34 8QN

When: Sunday 8th September 2024, 10am -4pm (or however much time you can spare!)

Alzheimer's Research UK will reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses such as travel, within agreed guidelines.

To find out more about the role, please read the Role Description:…

To register to volunteer, please visit: and select ‘SUN 8 SEPT - South Shields, Great North Run’ from the list when prompted.

We’ll provide you with all the materials you might want on the day including tambourines, whistles, accessories and a fantastic t-shirt!

Being a Cheer Squad volunteer is a great opportunity to:

  • Volunteer alongside your friends and family at a fantastic event.
  • Give back to your local community.
  • Meet new people, who may have similar experiences to you.
  • Gain experience of charity events management.
  • Contribute volunteering hours to your course or studies.
  • Build confidence by volunteering in a team with dozens of other volunteers.
  • Support a cause that is relevant to you - one in two people know someone affected by dementia.
  • Become part of the Alzheimer’s Research UK volunteering community, with other opportunities available to you.

Encourage your friends and family to come too!

If you have any questions please contact the volunteering team by email: or telephone 0300 111 5555.

Skills needed

The skills you need

• You can be loud, steady, extravagant or sensible, so long as you provide encouragement.
• Able to plan your own travel to the event. Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.
• Events are outside in all weathers, so you will need to be comfortable with this.
• You will need to be able to stand for several hours or bring something to sit on.

Benefits for the Volunteer

The benefits for you

• Your support will bring us closer to finding a cure for dementia.
• You will meet others and be part of a friendly team.
• A Cheer Squad Team Leader will be on hand to welcome and support you on the day.
• Cheering makes you feel good. Seeing the boost your encouragement provides gives you a great sense of satisfaction.
• We can reimburse reasonable out-of-pocket expenses such as travel to a venue.
• We will ask you what you think, listen to what you have to say, and value your feedback.
• To keep you up to date with what’s happening in our volunteering community, we

Register your interest
Your details will be passed onto the organisation offering this volunteer opportunity so that they can contact you directly with more information. Anonymised information will be kept for monitoring purposes.