FAQ – Volunteering program

What do you need to know before applying to volunteer? Below are answers to frequently asked questions related to volunteering at Silesia Marathon

The Silesia Half Marathon and the Run of Heroes will take place on May 1, 2024. On that day, from the early morning hours, we will engage sections for securing the route, refreshment points, and the deposit. Volunteers for the race office, on the other hand, will be invited to cooperate starting from April 28.

Silesia Marathon 2024 will take place on October 6, 2024. Race office activities will commence on October 2.

Everyone involved in the preparation and management of the marathon is invited to participate in training sessions regarding sports volunteering and preparation for specific roles. Through these sessions, you will gain knowledge and information that you can use not only during the Silesia Marathon but also at other running or sports events. We plan to conduct the training sessions in September 2024. They will take place in the afternoon (possibly on weekends). The exception is school groups – for them, we can organize meetings at the school premises, upon prior agreement, also in the morning hours. Attendance at the training sessions is mandatory – during these sessions, we will provide all the information that will help you feel safe and comfortable in your role as a volunteer.

Yes, we engage individuals who have not yet reached the age of 18 as volunteers for the Silesia Marathon 2023. However, we kindly request a written consent for participation in volunteering, signed by parents/legal guardians. You can request a sample of this consent from our volunteer coordinators.

According to the current legal definition of volunteering, it is unpaid, voluntary, conscious, and altruistic activity. Therefore, we do not plan to provide financial compensation for volunteer work during the Silesia Marathon 2023. For all volunteers, we will prepare commemorative packages, including shirts and certificates

Yes, we will prepare a meal for all volunteers – both during office activities and on the day of the marathon itself. Most likely, it will be a package consisting of a sandwich, fruit, water, and sweets

Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse travel expenses for each individual to Katowice. However, we will certainly provide transportation to the place of tasks (e.g., to areas distant from the city center of Katowice, to Mysłowice, or to Siemianowice).

The only exception is the reimbursement of travel expenses for organized groups. For instance, if you are a school group from outside Katowice and you plan to participate in the marathon with a minimum of 30 people, you can request reimbursement for travel costs. To do so, please contact the coordinator.

All individuals interested in volunteering during the running competitions are invited to visit the website dedicated to current recruitments >>>REKRUTACJA<<< 

If you are part of an organized  group (for examples  group of at least 10 friends or schoolmates), you can register your participation by sending an email to the following address:wolontariat@silesiamarathon.pl

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