The Big Help Out is a nationwide weekend of volunteering and community action from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2024. It aims to: raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering for individuals, communities and good causes; and provide opportunities for people to experience volunteering and make a difference in their community.  

parkrun is a weekly, free and timed 5k event on a Saturday and 2k junior event for 4-14 year olds on a Sunday. Each week there are a variety of volunteer roles to be filled and events across the city are always keen to hear from and support new volunteers. 

parkrun is a weekly event taking place across Birmingham and beyond. We have a range of events on a Saturday for all runners and walkers, and juniors events on a Sunday. 

Volunteers are asked to email the event they wish to support in advance (below we have listed the contact details of several local events) to offer to volunteer. It is helpful if you register (for free) with parkrun as this produces a person specific A number which is how we find you in our system to add you to the roster. Register here: 

Each event will send out a reminder email on Friday with all the details of when and where to meet. Support and training is offered by local teams at each event.

Each time you volunteer you earn a volunteer credit and this accumulate in the "club memberships" for people who have volunteered 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 times - and there are t-shirts available to celebrate your achievement.

To find out more about volunteer roles you can read about the roles and watch videos here: 

Local 5k events (every Saturday) keen to hear from you:
Cannon Hill parkrun - 
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun - 
Oaklands parkrun - 
Aston Hall parkrun - 
Woodgate Valley Country Park parkrun - 
Perry Hall parkrun - 
Sandwell Valley parkrun - 
Brueton parkrun - 
Babbs Mill parkrun - 
Sutton Park parkrun - 
Brunswick Park parkrun - 

Local 2k juniors events (every Sunday) keen to hear from you:
Cannon Hill junior parkrun - 
Edgbaston Reservoir junior parkrun - 
Ward End junior parkrun -