Volunteering as a Zombie FAQ’s
OK so maybe being a ZOMBIE is my thing, is there an AGE LIMIT on being a Zombie volunteer?
I’m afraid so. Similarly to being an evacuee we can only accept volunteers to be Zombies that are age 14 or older. If you are under 18 you will also need a legal guardian or parent present at the event in order to co-sign your waiver.
Does it cost me anything to be a ZOMBIE?
Nothing. It’s absolutely FREE!
We love our Zombies and the more that come the better the course will be for our Evacuee’s. So no, we don’t charge you a penny for coming along and being a Zombie.
All you need to do is get there in your zombie costume and make up and you’re good to go! If you’re coming to the site under your own steam you’ll receive instructions on arrival times and car parking in your pre race brief email – and we advise carpooling wherever possible.
In addition, you’ll also receive a free lunch, water and a pack of zombie evacuation goodies for your time!
Well I’m over 18, so what do I do now?
You register to be a Zombie. Click on the link below:
However maybe you want more details about the venues before you commit.
In that case we suggest that you go to the events option at the top of the Website.
This will take you to a listing of our events for this year. Click on the event that you want to volunteer for, and at the bottom of the Event page it will ask you what you want to do.
Be a Zombie, or register for the race.
Simply click on the Zombie link and it will open a new tab with our registration provider.
Simply fill in the details and hey presto you’re volunteered to be a Zombie!
What sort of Zombies are you looking for?
We’re an equal Zombie Opportunity Employer.
We’re keen for this to be an event that is enjoyed not just by the runners but by the volunteers too. So what is your Zombie preference?
Did you want to be a fast running Zombie like those seen in ’28 Days Later’? We’ll take you for one of our chase zones where you can chase our evacuees and scare the wits out of them, thanks very much!
Do you want to be a slow moving shuffling Romero type zombie? Well we need those to
populate some of our obstacles and set pieces and have our runners dodge you. So we’d love to have you!
Or are you just into the COSPlay aspect of being a Zombie and would like to just be a set piece on the course somewhere eating a body or crawling along? Well we’d love to have you too!
We want to embrace all of Zombie Nation so whatever your Zombie pleasure, then we can definitely find a place for you in our event.
All you need to do is fill out the Registration form and we’ll be in touch in the lead up to the event to confirm details for you.
OK, I’ve volunteered. What now?
I’m afraid you wait a while. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to complete/print your waiver event pass.
Afterwards, we process all the volunteer requests back here at Zombie HQ and sort out where we need our zombies on the course. A couple of weeks before the event itself you’ll be emailed with an information pack giving you the details of where to go, when to turn up, what to bring etc.
We’ll also put a shout out on our social media channels to give the information here on our website too so even if your Spam filter ate the mail you’ll still know what to do!
OK, so typically what will I do on Race Day?
We will ask you to turn up on site by a certain time – to get you prepped, briefed and ready to go out onto the course in advance of the first Evacuation Group.
We would ask you to come in your best Zombie makeup and fancy dress in advance. We will have makeup artists in attendance to touch up your makeup if necessary, but it helps us ALOT if you come in character already.
I can’t make it. Sorry.
Are you sure? Are you wussing out on us?
We know that previously, we’ve experienced bad weather and sites have been hard to reach in places – but volunteers who cancel can have a damaging effect on experience for the participants.
No I REALLY can’t make it. Very very sorry.
That’s fair enough.
Unlike a number of other races of this type we are reliant on our volunteers to create a good race ambience for our Evacuee’s. The more Zombies who attend, the better our event, it’s that simple.
PLEASE if you REALLY can’t make it, then let us know ASAP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – so that our volunteer co-ordinator can plan accordingly.
If you do then we can do something about it and find a replacement for you.
If you just don’t turn up on the day it leaves it too late for us to do anything about it.