Volunteering as a Marshal

Volunteering as a Marshal

Marshals are the backbone of any event so we’re always extremely grateful to our members that volunteer to support our events. There are so many roles from supporting signing on, to manning a marshal point on a circuit or on a trial section, through to marshalling the paddock it takes our own orange army to put on any one of our events.  

We take all forms of marshal experience at our events as we have the ability to mix teams to ensure inexperienced marshals are allocated roles alongside experienced practitioners.

We recommend that our marshals complete the online Registered Marshal Accreditation Course on the Motorsport UK Learning Hub and become a Registered Marshal with Motorsport UK. Registration is free and the simple training contains some basics which could be called on one day even away from a motorsport event.

Marshal applications can be made from the age of 11 where up to 18 will be accompanied at all times and assigned roles that are appropriate for their age and type of event. See also our Safeguarding Policy.

Marshalling at Bristol Motor Club events

The easiest way of volunteering to marshal at an event is to sign up to the Newsletter on the righthand sidebar on this page or any other webpage including our homepage here. Just make sure the ‘Marshalling’ box is ticked to register your interest. We will then notify you by email about upcoming events which will also include the contact details of the Chief Marshal who can be contacted to register your interest. Similar joining and contact information will be included in Driving Mirror to allow you to register your interest with the Chief Marshal.

As previously mentioned, we accept all forms of marshal experience so whether you’re looking at taking your first steps or you’re a seasoned regular please reach out and we’ll make something work.

What’s in it for me to marshal?

Being a marshal affords you one of the best seats in the house and the opportunity to go behind the scenes and get involved in the safe and effective running of our events. For your troubles we’ll award 5 Reward Points per person per event that will offset any future spend on Bristol Motor Club events, membership or merchandise. Depending on the venue we’ll also provide lunch as a thank you although this will be confirmed in event specific correspondence.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate in contacting our Chief Marshal, Mark Benstock who will be able to offer further advice: