The World’s Biggest Marathon
Au Pair Volunteering Opportunity

The U.S. State Department has invited our au pairs to volunteer at the NYC Marathon, to be held this year on Sunday, November 7, 2021. This is a unique opportunity to experience the American value of volunteerism with the added thrill of watching and cheering for runners from many countries!

Au Pairs and Local Reps  who live locally in New York and New Jersey are highly encouraged to volunteer. Au pairs and Local Reps who live semi-locally in the neighboring states of Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts are encouraged to volunteer if able to do so. All other out-of-state au pairs are welcome to travel to NYC for this amazing opportunity!

Print the Instructions for Registering to Volunteer

How to Register to Volunteer

Part 1

To volunteer with the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon, you must first create a profile at If you already have an account, please log in and skip to Part 2 below.

Step 1: Basic Information
Fill out all the fields on the page, then click “Create Account”. You profile will then be created with your name and email.

Step 2: Adding more information
Add more information to your profile, such as your emergency contact, phone number and birthdate. (You will not be allowed to register for a volunteer opportunity without having a birthdate in the system). To do so, click on your name at the top of the screen and then go to the dashboard.

  • On the dashboard, go to “Account Settings”.
  • Click “Edit” on the box that contains the information you wish to change.

When you are finished, scroll to the end of the page and click “Save changes”.

Congratulations, you’ve created your My NYRR profile!

Part 2:

To register for a volunteer opportunity, you must be logged into your My NYRR account.

Then go to the Volunteer Opportunities page and filter for the TCS NYC Marathon opportunities: “COURSE – 2021 TCS NYC Marathon”.

Scroll until you find the opportunity you wish to register for. You may have to click “Load more” at the bottom of the page. The opportunity must have the blue “Apply” button. If it does not, the opportunity is full.

Make sure to select your group from the group drop down menu. If you are not volunteering with a group, select “No group”.
Be sure to add your Emergency Contact Information if it has not automatically populated.

If you are volunteering with your children, or registering your children to volunteer, look at the “I am volunteering section”

  • If you are just registering yourself, click “Myself”. If you are registering your children ONLY, click “My children.” If both you and your children are volunteering, click “Myself and my children.” If you do not see this option, the opportunity is not available for those under the age of 18.
  • If you have not added a child to your profile, click the “New Child” button under “Child 1”. It’ll ask for the child’s name and birthday. Click “Add another child” if you are registering more than one child, and continue the process until everyone is registered.If the child is in your profile, select “Existing Child” and choose the child from the drop down menu. Repeat this as needed.

If it is not automatically populated, let us know how many years you’ve volunteered at the marathon.

Read and agree to the Volunteer Waivers.

Click “Submit” when you are done.

Congrats! You’ve registered to volunteer with NYRR on the course of the 2020 TCS NYC Marathon! Keep an eye on your inbox for information about volunteering as the opportunity gets closer. We will not be sending emails to any registered children, so please share the information you receive.

Print the Instructions for Registering to Volunteer