Relay For Life - Site Marshall


Role: Site Marshalls – Relay For Life

Reports to/Supported by: Community Events Coordinator

Direct Reports: None

Budget:  No budget delegations

Purpose of Position

To ensure everyones safety during Relay For Life at our new venue

  • Make sure everyone knows where to go
  • Direct injuries to first aid
  • Regular checks around all areas of the site including offices and toilets


Key Functions and Responsibilities

  • Check in at information booth, and then with lead site marshal.
  • Stay in area, as assigned by lead marshal, wearing hi-vis vest at all times.
  • Ensure participants are safe and receive help if they are lost, and off prohibited sections of the venue.
  • Stop any dangerous behaviour, and call security or Cancer Society staff if necessary.
  • Direct injuries to first-aid on-site. Call for assistance for injured participant if necessary.
  • Help to usher people to the various ceremonies including opening, candle light and closing.
  • Encourage and support participants throughout!


Desired Outcome

Participants are safe in our new venue, feel supported and encouraged. And for everyone to enjoy the event.



  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • Confidence to stop unsafe behaviour
  • Enthusiasm and commitment for Relay For Life, and for the Cancer Society


Hours required

A short briefing pre-event, and commitment to at least a 2 hour shift at Relay For Life

Work place

Trentham Racecourse, with occasional meetings at the Cancer Society Wellington.


  • Volunteering Team, Fundraising and Events Team Lead and Community Events Coordinator are available for support and guidance.
  • An Online orientation to the Cancer Society and a mini orientation to the role.



Respect for the confidentiality of Cancer Society of New Zealand information and intellectual property is essential. Breaching this is considered serious misconduct.