Durham, County Durham
Job description

Raising funds for the local group is essential to provide services, grants and activities for people affected by MS. Our Fundraising Volunteers plan and run events, develop links with local organisations and deliver awareness activities to promote the needs of people affected by MS.


We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.

About this opportunity
Could you put your planning and communication skills to good use as our Fundraising Volunteer?. As a Fundraising Volunteer, you will plan and deliver a range of fundraising activities for the group to help support the work of the MS Society locally.

We are a small, friendly team of volunteers who are passionate about providing information, support and the opportunity to meet up with other people affected by multiple Sclerosis in the North Durham area.

As our Fundraising Volunteer, you could be researching and talking to prospective supporters to develop links with local organisations, planning and organising group fundraising events and coordinating and supporting others involved in fundraising. This role is flexible and rewarding with plenty of opportunity to make a real difference to people affected by MS.

You will be volunteering at home and out and about in your local community. We are flexible about the hours and days you volunteer because we understand that you have other commitments! Ideally you will also be free to meet up with our volunteer planning team on the first Saturday of the month at near the Arnison Centre.

You will receive a welcome pack and volunteer induction, as well as ongoing support from your volunteer team. You will also have the opportunity to meet via videoconference with other MS Society local group Fundraising Volunteers around the UK to share ideas and experience.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.

About you
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be a good organiser with plenty of creative ideas, preferably with fundraising, sales or event management experience.

Ideally, we're looking for someone with excellent communication skills in order to promote activities, great organisational skills and comfortable using email and internet. You'd be a valuable resource for our friendly team, so we're also looking for someone who enjoys thinking creatively and volunteering as part of a small team.

You need to live in or near the North Durham area to carry out this role.

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The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.

More about The MS Society
The MS Society

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. Read more

Refreshed on: 24 February 2021
Closed date: 31 March 2021
Job ref: 87048VCHJ
Tags: Fundraising