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 16 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?
Nope. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. DiddlySquat.
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 cover your travel costs and your costume and makeup.
If you’re coming to the site under your own steam you will need money
to pay for the car parking. This will be ¬£3. We advise car pooling where possible.
And while we will provide drinks for our Zombie volunteers (water, tea,
coffee etc) we advise that you bring a packed lunch or something to keep you fed.
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 age listing our events for this year. Click on the Episode
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 form in it.
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 I’m
sure we can find a place for you in our event.
All you need to do is fill out the Registration form and we’ll take it from there.
OK, I’ve volunteered. What now?
I’m afraid you wait a while. We process all the volunteer requests back here at
Zombie HQ and sort out where we think you’ll best be deployed on our 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 Facebook and Twitter and 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 EARLY I’m afraid. this is so we can 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. 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 in 2012 the weather was bad and one of the sites was hard to
get to. We had a lot of our volunteers drop out at very short notice or just not turn up.
We are trying hard this year to make it easier to get to us.
We still can’t control the weather, but hopefully it won’t snow like in 2012!!!
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.
If you do then we can do something about it and find a replacement.
If you just don’t turn up on the day it leaves it too late for us to do anything about it.
Just drop us an email as soon as you know you can’t come at: