Volunteering

We really do value the many individuals, businesses and organisations that support GUTS through volunteering.
Whether you have one hour or 20 hours to spare, we will be pleased to make good use of it so please do get in touch.


Street and supermarket collections

Street and supermarket collections help raise funds for GUTS but they also help to spread the word about the charity and about bowel cancer too. If you can spare an hour or two and live within reasonable distance of Guildford, Haslemere, Cranleigh or Godalming please so get in touch or keep an eye on our ‘events’ pages where we publish details of collections.


 Bake us a cake!

Every year we run the teashop for the Albury Park NGS open garden (usually towards the end of March) and the delicious homemade cakes we serve are all donated by volunteer bakers. If you enjoy baking and would like to make a contribution we would love to hear from you!


Awareness-raising

There are many ways you can help us raise awareness about the charity and about bowel cancer prevention and early diagnosis – it could be by spreading the word to clubs and societies through talks, using social media to help us capture younger audiences or by attending events on our behalf. Maybe you have your own ideas – please do get in touch, we would love to hear them!


Be a race marshal

We’re looking for people of all ages who can help marshal our annual ‘Bolt Round the Holt’ race, which takes place every spring at Alice Holt Forest near Farnham.

Marshals help with a range of activities, such as car parking, manning water stations, helping with registration and directing runners. Some of the roles will involve walking around the course so if you have any mobility problems please let us know so that we can allocate something in an area that is reasonably flat. It’s an early start – we will ask volunteers to meet at 7am but most people will be finished by early afternoon. Obviously the weather in late March is completely unpredictable so please keep an eye on the forecast and dress appropriately. Whatever the weather on the day we would suggest stout walking shoes or boots as there may muddy areas even if it’s dry. 

Bolt Round the Holt is a really enjoyable experience in beautiful surroundings, helping a really worthwhile local charity – so whatever the weather, a warm glow of satisfaction is guaranteed! As well as individuals, we would also be interested in hearing from teams of people from businesses or clubs who might like to take responsibility for a particular water station for instance.

We are also holding and Ultra run (longer than a marathon) which will take place on 23 September 2017 and will hopefully become another annual event. If you would like information about marshalling this event, please call the office on 01483 408316.

More about the events…

Bolt Round the Holt is an off-road, chip-timed race run over 5k, 10k or 21k for adult with 1k and 5k routes for children. Go to Bolt Round the Holt for more information or to sign up visit www.boltholt.co.uk 

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