The Midnight Walk is our biggest fundraising event of the year. It takes place on Saturday 20 June this year from the earlier time of 9pm. We want to make it bigger and better than ever! Can you help us make that happen?

We have a huge variety of volunteer roles from making decorations for our promotional displays to marshalling on the night. Read more below about the following opportunities:

  • Event set up team ahead of the walk
  • Event team during the walk:
    • stewards
    • catering assistants
    • route marshals
    • water point stewards
    • drivers
    • front and back walkers
  • Event take down the following day

Please get in touch if you are interested in one or more of the roles below – we would love to hear from you. Email [email protected] 

Saturday Craft Morning (date to be confirmed)

Can you put your craft making skills to good use by helping us to make circus-themed decorations for our midnight walk?

Event set up Team - Saturday 20 June

10am-2pm on Saturday 20th June at Banbury Rugby Club

1. Venue set up (min. 10 volunteers required)

Help us set up the start line venue by:

  • Loading/unloading van
  • Installing small marquees/gazebos
  • Setting up stalls
  • Putting up signage
  • Decorating venue

2. Route signage (min. 6 volunteers required)

Take a 3-mile section of the route and help us to put up the signage to guide participants around the course. Best completed in pairs - one driving a car and one putting out the signage on foot. 

Event Team - Saturday 20th June

Banbury Rugby Club

1. Rugby Club Stewards (min. 15 volunteers required per shift)

  • Shift 1: 6pm - 9.30pm
  • Shift 2: 9.30pm - 1.30am

Help us to:

  • Co-host the self-service registration table
  • Co-host the water station
  • Co-host the t-shirt & water bottle selling stall
  • Act as a welcome marshal to direct participants to registration etc.
  • Line the route out of the Rugby club to wave and cheer as the participants leave on the walk
  • Co-host the marshal registration desk
  • Assist with the catering
  • Act as a welcome marshal to direct participants to finish line etc.
  • Hand out medals at finish line
  • Line the route out of the Rugby club to wave and cheer as the participants return on the walk and to help light the route
  • Co-host the marshal de-registration desk

2. Rugby club catering assistant (9.30pm - 1.30am) (min. 2 volunteers required)

Help our kitchen staff to hand out teas/coffees and bacon baps to participants.

Banbury town

1. Route marshals (min. 40 volunteers required)

8.30pm-1.30am (timings are dependent on your marshal location). Please note that all marshals must register at the Rugby club 7pm-8pm on Saturday 20th June. 

Help us to:

  • Co-host a marshal point on route
  • Provide assistance to participants
  • Guide participants around the route

2. Water point steward (4 volunteers required)

8.30pm-1.30am (timings are dependent on your marshal location). Please note that all water point stewards must register at the Rugby club 7pm-8pm on Saturday 20th June.

Help us to:

  • Co-host water points on route
  • Provide assistance to participants
  • Guide participants around the route

3. Route assistance driver (1 volunteer required)

Act as pickup driver for any participants who are struggling to complete the course. Your driving licence must be clean and allow you to drive a minibus. (We will ask you to download the LIFE360 app to your phone for the duration of the walk so that we can track your position on the course.)

4. Course manager driver (1 volunteer required)

Act as driver for the Course Manager - you will make multiple loops of Banbury during the night. You will be driving the Katharine House Hospice car. Your driving licence must be clean. (We will ask you to download the LIFE360 app to your phone for the duration of the walk so that we can track your position on the course.)

5. Route de-rig and back walker on 10-mile walk (min. 3 volunteers required)

Act as back walker for the 10-mile route - supported by car in order to de-rig the route. (We will ask you to download the LIFE360 app to your phone for the duration of the walk so that we can track your position on the course.)

6. Front walker on 10-mile course/ Front walker on 6-mile course (min. 2 volunteers required)

Act as front walker for the 6 or 10 mile walk to ensure that participants follow the correct course. (We will ask you to download the LIFE360 app to your phone for the duration of the walk so that we can track your position on the course.)

Event De-Rig - Sunday 21st June  - Banbury Rugby Club

1. Venue De-Rig (min. 10 volunteers required)

Help us clear up the start line venue by:

  • Loading/unloading van
  • Taking down small marquees/gazebos
  • Taking down stalls
  • Taking down signage and decorations

Email us

If you're interested in any of these roles, here's a reminder of our email address to get in touch: [email protected]