“For Kendal, by Kendal” – Torchlight needs Volunteers

Kendal Torchlight Carnival is, and always has been run by volunteers. Throughout the year the event is planned and organised by a core group.

We also count on an army of amazing volunteers on Torchlight night itself. Without these volunteers we cannot run the event. We need around 180 people to ensure Torchlight runs safely and smoothly. There are a range of roles from marshalling to admin. Most of the roles allow you to view and enjoy the procession so you don’t have to miss out!

If you can spare us a few hours please join us!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can complete our volunteer form here.

Torchlight Carnival Volunteers 2019

In previous years, we’ve managed to scrape together just enough marshals to make it happen. We must find 180 marshals for Kendal Torchlight to take place, or face a security bill which could be considerably beyond our financial capability. Ultimately, it’s up to the people of Kendal to make Torchlight happen.
We are looking to fill the following roles:

  • Torchlight Walking and Static Marshals
  • Programme Sellers
  • Field Runners
  • Admin / Entrants Management
  • First Aiders

Torchlight Carnival Volunteers 2019

People from any organisation or business who would like to get involved organising activity events, inter-company challenges, coffee mornings, races, Mums-n-Kids events, etc. and to promote their business or group at the same time; we need people who can put the fun in fundraising through any activity that engages Kendal and district residents or the business community and in the process raises a small amount of funds and promotes Torchlight.

Torchlight Carnival Volunteers 2019

  • A challenge: Be a part of the team that creates a world-class event
  • A commitment: Help ensure that Kendal Torchlight Carnival continues developing, representing and promoting Kendal, our community and culture and local businesses
  • An opportunity to put something back into your community
  • A chance to stand up and be counted as one who promotes and supports Kendal
  • An opportunity to develop your skills, confidence and capabilities
  • An opportunity to get to know people, make friends and network

Torchlight Marshalls

Torchlight Marshals are part of the essential 160-strong team of volunteers without whom Torchlight can’t happen. Each year we lose a few (we know, it’s a little careless!) … and we gain a few. We train and develop our Torchlight Marshals to professional standards, and they support a 45-year old Kendalian tradition that enhances our community and our town. Contact us to become a Torchlight Marshal.