Volunteering Opportunities

Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010 that left him paralysed. As Mark strives to walk again, his most complex journey is ahead of him – to find a cure for paralysis. Run in the Dark plays a vital role in funding The Mark Pollock Trust. We also generate awareness through Mark’s speaking engagements and our global following of supporters. It is Mark’s mission to translate breakthrough scientific advances into humans with the aim of them being available to the entire global paralysis community.

The Mark Pollock Trust team can always use a helping hand, and have an immediate requirement for volunteers for Run in the Dark 2019.

Volunteer Role Descriptions


  • Time commitment: 4 hours on night of the run plus attendance at a 2 hour meeting in advance of the event.
  • Role outline: Marshals will be on-route for the duration of the run and help guide runners along the route.
  • Each group of marshals will be led by a supervisor.

Bag Drop:

  • Time commitment: 4 hours on the night of the event.
  • Role outline: Bag drop volunteers will be responsible for taking and filing participants personal belongings and retrieving them after the event.

Meet and Greeters:

  • Time commitment: 4 hours on the night of the event.
  • Role outline: Meet and greeters will be in charge of assisting participants before the event begins and giving them well-earned water and medals at the finish line.

No Preference:

  • If you don’t have a preference and just want to help, we can see where we’re short and notify you of roles closer to the event!
Please fill in your details here and we’ll get in touch with more information on volunteering opportunities in your location.

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