3. Your Questions Answered!

  1. Am I registered yet?
  2. When will I find out what I am doing?
  3. Can I collect sponsorship?
  4. Can I bring my child with me?
  5. Can I volunteer, or bring someone with me to volunteer, 'on the night'?
  6. Can we Volunteer as part of a team?
  7. Will I be in the same team as my friends?
  8. What do I do if I can no longer volunteer?
  9. What to Bring
  1. Am I registered yet?

    Once you have completed your registration form we'll send you an email welcoming you to the team. There may be several reasons that you have not received your email, including your email settings or because Walk the Walk does not have your correct email address. If you are unsure please contact the Volunteer Team at Walk the Walk here or call on 01483 741430.

     

  2. When will I find out what I am doing?

    Your role, start time and everything you need to know about being part of The MoonWalk Scotland will be emailed to you.

  3. Can I collect sponsorship?

    Yes, we would be delighted if you collect sponsorship - volunteering is challenging, rewarding and eminently deserving of fundraising. However, we place no expectation on Volunteers to raise sponsorship. Your commitment of time in support of vital breast cancer causes and thousands of Walkers is invaluable to us. 

  4. Can I bring my child with me?

    Young Volunteers are very welcome providing they are at least 13 years old on the day of the event. Volunteers between 13 and 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult Volunteer and will remain in MoonWalk City throughout their time with us. Under 18s are not permitted to Volunteer between midnight and 6am.

  5. Can I volunteer, or bring someone with me to volunteer, 'on the night'?

    We strongly recommend that you register to volunteer and that anyone who plans to come along with you also registers. We need to know your details in order to allocate a role to you and then send out all the essential information you need for the event.

    If you do not register then the security team will not be able to give you access to the site... which we don't want to happen!

    If you would like to turn up on the night, it isn’t a problem, please email [email protected] or call 01483 741430 for further information – if you call during the event, the voicemail system will give you details of the Volunteer Hotline for The MoonWalk London.

  6. Can we Volunteer as part of a team?

    Yes definitely! Don't just keep this incredible night to yourself, encourage friends, family and colleagues to join you!

    Can you put together a work or social team of Volunteers? Fancy tackling a Zone or Service Station as one team? Speak to the Volunteer Team to talk about how we can help your dream become a reality!

     

  7. Will I be in the same team as my friends?

    If you have told us the names of the people you would like to Volunteer with on your registration form, then you will be placed in the same team. If you would like to add other Volunteers or make any changes please email [email protected] with your request.

     

  8. What do I do if I can no longer volunteer?

    We understand that things happen and life can sometimes get in the way… all we ask is that you let us know as soon as possible. If you need to cancel your Volunteering role, please email the Volunteer Team at [email protected].

    If you would still like to Volunteer at The MoonWalk Scotland but need to change your availability, please email or call us on 01483 741430 to discuss how we can best help with this.

  9. What to Bring

    To all our amazing Volunteers… this year you are all our heroes! Working through the night, cheering, and supporting our Walkers as they make their way round the streets of Edinburgh… we couldn’t be more grateful!

    Now we know that spending your evening and night-time awake and out in the open air, watching the sunrise is perhaps not your usual way or spending a Saturday!

    Therefore, we thought we would put together a list of What to Bring to help keep you energised, happy and smiling throughout the night….

    1. Thermal Layer – even though the MoonWalk Scotland takes place in June, temperatures can drop down low overnight and even though you might be busy moving around, we want to make sure you stay nice and warm till the sun comes up!
    2. With that in mind – we also recommend you bring a pair of Gloves + Hat to keep those extremities cosy!
    3. Change of Socks – as much as we all hope for a night of clear skies, living in Scotland means the weather is as always unpredictable. A spare pair of socks is a fantastic way to keep both you and your feet happy if the heavens open!
    4. Portable Phone Charger – it is important that you are able to get in touch with someone from the Call Centre at any time, which means you need to keep that phone alive throughout the event. The Volunteer Hotline Number: (coming soon)
    5. Bumbag – Everyone is allowed to bring one small bag to keep in the Volunteer Bag Store. However, a Bumbag is a super way to keep all your essentials on you whilst moving around both MoonWalk City and the Route! We have some fantastic Bumbags available to buy from our WalkWear Shop… Buy Here!
    6. Sun Hat – perhaps the opposite to the first two items. A Sun Hat is a super way to keep both rain and sun off your face, so whatever the weather this is a good item to have.
    7. Sunglasses – perfect for you to watch that beautiful sunrise over Edinburgh!
    8. Sun Cream – this may seem a bit weird, with most of you working through the night… we are not suggesting Moon Burn, however, that early morning sun can be really warm, and protection always comes first!
    9. Water Bottle – It is important to stay hydrated to keep your body fuelled and nourished to keep you going through the night.
    10. Snacks!!!!! – Now who doesn’t love a Midnight Snack… we will be providing all our Volunteers with hot soup and sandwiches, but please bring along all your favourite snacks and treats to keep your hunger at bay!!

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My first year volunteering and certainly not my last! Such a rewarding experience seeing it from the other side.
Mhairi Stevenson
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