Run for Nature! – Running leader volunteer at Rainham Marshes

Overall purpose of the role:

We’re looking for volunteers to help lead our new and developing running club.

Our new running club needs you – the Rainham Harriers running club meets every Sunday at 09:30am with distances ranging from 3km up to however far your legs can take you, and we would like some help.

The club is a great opportunity to run in a lovely off road, nature rich setting – improving your fitness, enjoying the views and accompanied by bird song. We would love the group to grow and develop – discovering new routes and covering different distances each week, and this is where you come in. An extra leader would help us make this happen.

If you are happy helping a group of runners, and chatting to people then this is the right role for you. You could help us identify new places to explore too, or lead and develop Learn to Run sessions if you wanted…

The running club is part of our exciting new project called Active in Nature. The RSPB is partnering with Sport England to encourage people to experience nature in new and active ways.

At RSPB Rainham Marshes we’re offering a suite of outdoor activities for visitors to get involved in; bouldering, cycling, orienteering, running, and a whole host of different events.

What’s in it for you:

An amazing location, great places to run and some great people too!

An excellent opportunity to gain experience in leading a running session. Don’t worry you will get the chance to work with the other leaders, and we’ll show you the routes until you feel comfortable leading!

There would be an opportunity to gain your Leadership in Running Fitness license. It is also a fantastic chance to meet new likeminded friendly people who are all keen to improve their running and enjoy a Sunday morning jog in a beautiful environment.

You’ll get to meet lots of amazing people from fellow volunteers, staff and reserve visitors, and helping us keep Rainham Marshes a special place.

The skills you need: 

If you like talking to people, like to run distances of at least 5km and helping other runners this is the role for you.

It would be desirable if you have a England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness qualification – but it’s not required.

Your time:

Minimum commitment: Our club runs on Sunday mornings from 09.30am to 11.00am, it would be great if you could help with one session a month or more.
Duration: Ongoing.
Period: all year round.

How to Apply

For more details and to apply please contact Louise Moss on 01708 899840 or email

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Key Information


RSPB Rainham Marshes nature reserve




Part Time


Graduate, Mid Level


Biodiversity, Communication, Education, Environment, Fundraising, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


Purfleet, Essex, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.