Event Date: Sunday 14 May 2017

8 months 12 days remaining

Volunteer now

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Mother’s Day Classic and make a huge contribution to the spirit of the day. We rely on more than 2,000 volunteers nationally to ensure the more funds can be directed to breast cancer research.


The Mother’s Day Classic needs volunteers to help out in a variety of areas from managing the cloak room or a drink station, to marshalling participants or helping out at the bag drop area. Volunteers are required at all the different events across the country and all roles help contribute to the smooth running of these major events.

Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved in this special day as you are still contributing to raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

So, if you are keen to participate but don’t feel like running or walking you can join in the fun and support breast cancer research by signing up to help out at an event near you – register as a volunteer today at one of the events listed below.

Did you know that you can volunteer and fundraise? Every dollar you raise helps fund National Breast Cancer Foundation’s research program into prevention, treatment and cure. There are great fundraising rewards so volunteer and fundraise today.

Find out more about the different volunteer roles at the Mother's Day Classic.

To register as a volunteer please follow the appropriate event link below:



If you have registered as a volunteer but would also like to raise funds for breast cancer research you can set up an online fundraising page.

The more funds we can raise, the faster a cure can be found.


What is required of volunteers?

No special skills, experience or training is required – just your presence and your enthusiasm. We will provide briefing notes and/or the opportunity to attend a pre-event briefing so you can learn all about the task assigned to you.

What is really important is that once you register as a volunteer you let us know if for some reason you cannot attend on the day. If you have registered as a volunteer, we are relying on you to arrive bright and early on Sunday 14 May.

How will I know what I have to do?

Once you have registered online we will contact you to let you know what task has been allocated to you and other information you need. We usually finalise this information in the two weeks leading up to the event, so it might be a little while before you hear from us… we haven’t forgotten you!

Some tasks include one or more of the following:

  • Information desk
  • Registration
  • Tribute card distribution
  • Merchandise sales
  • Jumping castle supervision
  • Finish line
  • Number pick-up
  • Clothing pick-up
  • BBQ
  • Bag drop
  • Face painting
  • Drink stations

Go here to read more about various volunteer roles.

Where do I go on the day?

Please make your way directly to the volunteer check-in area as soon as you arrive – the volunteer manager will give you your volunteer t-shirt and pack, and confirm your role and assist in directing you to the correct location. It is important we have you checked in for legal and logistical reasons. Check your specific event course map for location.

What do I need to bring?

Enthusiasm! And please remember to dress according to the weather (warm clothing, rain jacket, hat, sun cream) and wear comfortable shoes.

At volunteer registration, you will receive a t-shirt to be worn on the day, so that you can be easily recognised. Please note that as the t-shirts are donated we may run out of some sizes so please understand if you end up in something too big!

Please note: there are no secure facilities to leave personal belongings.

Where do I register as a volunteer on the day?

A volunteer registration area will be set up where you can collect your t-shirt, Mother’s Day Classic medallion, lanyard, light snack and drink. Please follow signage in the assembly area on the day.

What time do I need to be there?

The times volunteers are required to attend vary from event to event but, generally speaking, you would need to be available from 6.30am until around 11.30am

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