London Marathon Events (LME) has appointed Rosterfy, the event workforce management specialist, to support and engage its teams of volunteers for the next six years.

Starting in early 2019, Rosterfy will be used for all events organised by LME and LSCP: The Vitality Big Half, the Virgin Money London Marathon, the Vitality Westminster Mile, the Vitality London 10,000, the Standard Chartered Great City Race, Prudential RideLondon and Swim Serpentine.

Hugh Brasher, event director at London Marathon Events, said: “Our event portfolio means we need to recruit and manage more than eight thousand volunteers every year. World class events need world class volunteers and we believe Rosterfy is the ideal solution to enable us to recruit, inspire, manage and develop our volunteers.”

LME will utilise the many time saving elements of Rosterfy, using the system for the recruitment, screening and streamlined matching of volunteers to the roles they are best suited to and the support required to ensure everyone involved in events is compliant and empowered on event day.

The Rosterfy portal, currently available online and soon to be launched as a mobile application, will create a single point of reference for the volunteers to receive all information about upcoming opportunities with London Marathon Events. This portal will also help keep volunteers engaged with the latest event news and policies.

Shannan Gove, co-founder and director of business development at Rosterfy, commented: “This six-year investment shows that London Marathon Events is serious about developing and nurturing their amazing volunteers and this is the type of client we love to work with.

“All too often events management companies around the world have always believed that volunteer recruitment and management is going to be hard and a very manual process – we exist to prove this wrong and can’t wait to see the results from such a great organisation like LME.”

Picture credit: The Vitality Big Half/London Marathon Events