How to become a Fundraising Volunteer

Entry level

Thinking of spending some time as a Fundraising Volunteer?

Volunteer fundraisers are incredibly important for charities, and it's a great way to get involved and support a cause that's close to your heart. You'll be doing anything from collecting money in your community, to organising events and building valuable relationships with local businesses. Not only are you educating your community on the value of giving to your cause, but you're also getting a valuable taste of what a full-time career in fundraising would be like. This role is often quite flexible and can be shaped around your studies or other commitments.

The benefits of being a Fundraising Volunteer

How you’re helping

  • Raising money for a cause that's close to your heart
  • Contributing to local fundraising events
  • Supporting the wider fundraising team

What you’re gaining

  • Experiencing what working in the charity sector is really like
  • Meeting new people and making connections in the charity sector
  • Developing valuable skills in fundraising

Development and growth

Skills you’ll need

  • Friendly, approachable and resilient to setbacks
  • Great communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Skills you’ll gain

  • Transferable skills that will look good on your CV
  • Vital fundraising knowledge
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships in diverse organisations

Expert tip

Lizzi Hollis Butcher Head of Fundraising at Football Beyond Borders

“ I love volunteering, I absolutely think everyone should volunteer in some capacity. It builds our own skills, gives us an enormous sense of self-worth and achievement and most importantly, helps a charity or good cause take a step further to an objective or overall mission. “

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