Volunteer FAQs

Q: Will there be training for the role? 

A: Yes - there is a mandatory briefing session and the details for this session will be sent out to you well in advance.  This session is to ensure you feel confident about your role on the day, and to cover important safety issues. If you are keen to volunteer but can’t make the briefing session, please apply anyway - we may run a second briefing session or brief you 1:1 over the phone.

Q: Can I volunteer with a friend or family member?

A: Yes! The more volunteers we have, the less each one has to do or the earlier you can go home! We will try to accommodate volunteers working together, although please be aware it’s not always possible. When you register as a volunteer, just let us know the names of the other volunteers and we will do our best. 

Q: What do I need to bring to my shift?

A: More information on this will be provided closer to the time and at the briefing session. But basically you'll need: your volunteer confirmation email, clothes for all seasons, a drink and some snacks, a fully charged mobile phone and any other personal supplies that will ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. 

Q: I am not yet 18 years old - can I volunteer? 

A: Volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 on the day of the trek are more than welcome, with appropriate adult supervision. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any volunteers under the age of 16. 

Q: Where will my shift be? 

A: There are four main locations on the trek: Cowan Oval, Berowra Waters, Mount Kuring-gai Public School and Berowra Public School. Most volunteer roles will be based in or close to one of these locations. More information will be provided very soon. 

Q: How do I get to and from the event? 

A: Trains run from Central to Cowan - it’s then an 8-minute walk to the starting line. Trains run from Central to Berowra, with a 13-minute walk to our finish line. If you are located at one of the other checkpoints, you will need a car to get there. 

Q: Will there be food and drink provided? 

A: Cowan Oval (start line) and Mount Kuring-gai Public School (Checkpoint 2) and Berowra Public School (finish line for 30km) will be hosting fundraising stalls with hot drinks and a limited amount of snacks, so please bring along some money (cash only). Other limited snacks and drinks are provided for participants at all checkpoints, but not for volunteers (we are trying to keep our costs as low as possible). Please bring adequate food and drink and/or money to ensure you are fed throughout the day.