Trail marshals needed

But wait, what is a trail marshal and what do they do?

Trail marshals are the people that walkers really remember: They are positioned along the trail and their job is to guide the walkers, but also be cheerleaders for the walkers when the going gets tough. There is nothing more uplifting than a friendly face late in the evening, telling you that you can do it!

Who can be a trail marshal?

  • Anyone over the age of 18 (or 16 years if accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • Anyone who has a big smile and can flash it at weary walkers to encourage them on their 100km journey
  • Anyone who loves to decorate – bring along your camp chair, some decorations and snacks to really make an impact and lift the spirits of our walkers!

Where are trail marshals needed the most?

The second half of the trail is always the toughest, we need trail marshals to help walkers navigate the trail around the Croydon area (Checkpoint 5).

Everything is more fun with a friend! And Oxfam Trailwalker is no exception

Pair up with a buddy (even better if it is someone you haven’t seen in a while), get comfy in your lounge chairs and catch up while out on the trail. Pack a picnic and grab a mate – enjoy a day (or night) out in the bush!

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The perks of being a night owl

What’s in it for night owls?

Volunteer for any overnight shift and you will automatically go in the draw to win a night out at Rumi restaurant!

What does a night shift involve?

Oxfam Trailwalker is a continuous 36 hour event, walkers leave Lysterfield Lake on Friday morning and walk through the night, finishing in Fairfield on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to support them 24/7, to ensure the safety of walkers and also to make sure they are feeling the love!

Any shift starting between 9:30pm and 12:30am and finishing anytime the following morning is considered a night shift.

Any volunteer role undertaken between those times is considered a night shift! From trail marshals out on the trail, to crews running our checkpoints.

Where are the night owls needed most?

We are looking for night owls to fill overnight shifts on Saturday 30 March.

Checkpoint 5 – Croydon (Fred Geale Reserve) starting at 2am

Checkpoint 6 – Donvale (Mullum Mullum Reserve) starting at 2am

Checkpoint 7 – Templestowe (Westerfolds Park) starting at 2:30am

Trail Marshals – Checkpoint 5, Croydon area

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One last note – we are also looking for the following:

Trail Markers on Thursday 28 March – 8 spots

Sweep Teams Friday 29 March – 4 spots

Registration volunteers at 100km start – 16 spots

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