Resource Centre Assistant Volunteer Roles in Belfast
Family Futures is seeking a dedicated Grants and Corporate Fundraising Volunteer to join our team.
Family Futures is a not for profit, independent adoption and fostering agency and a therapy centre in London, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2022 for the fourth consecutive time. We have a reputation for innovation and providing a gold standard service to children and families. It is an exciting time for Family Futures as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of helping families heal this year and develop our new strategy to drive forward our pioneering work into the future.
Family Futures provides an integrated interdisciplinary, assessment, treatment and family-finding service for children who are traumatised or have attachment difficulties. Our groundbreaking Neuro-physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) model takes a body-based and neuro-sequential approach to healing developmentally traumatised children and supporting their families and network. Our services extend to adoptive, foster, special guardian, and at risk families.
What you will be doing.
This volunteer role is within our Marketing and Communications team, working closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and other roles across Family Futures, to achieve our fundraising targets, objectives and values. Our therapy, adoption and fostering services for children and families depend on our financial resilience.
By volunteering as a Funding and Grants Volunteer you will be helping us develop our fundraising strategy to ensure we have funds for projects which will improve our therapy space and better serve the community through enhanced services.
This is a rewarding opportunity to get involved in the ongoing development of Family Futures and to play an important role in helping generate income and build a pipeline of new funding opportunities to improve the mental health and outcomes of developmentally traumatised children.
Who is right for the role.
We are particularly looking for those who have some or all of the following qualities and experience:
- has a proven track record of successful trusts and foundations fundraising and knowledge of fundraising regulations.
- has effective communication and collaboration skills
- can build effective working relationships with others.
- is willing to keep proactively up to date with the external fundraising environment, identifying trends and opportunities.
- can understand the financial set up, budgets challenges and opportunities.
Please request an application pack to view full list of experience and skills desired for this role.
- Ideally committing to at least a year to provide consistency to the role and establish key relationships with funders and the local community.
- Commitment to being involved in a grant application/project from start to finish preferred.
What you will get out of it.
You'll get the opportunity to:
- spend time with like-minded people and make new friends.
- develop skills in fundraising, networking, and business engagement.
- raise money to help us improve the mental health and outcomes of developmentally traumatised children.
Family Futures will provide.
- Full induction to Family Futures and the role.
- Monthly supervision and support.
- Out of pocket expenses agreed in advance.
- Reference at the end of the volunteer placement.
We believe that embracing different perspectives enriches our agency’s culture and strengthens our ability to serve the children and families we work with. Therefore, we welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of lived experience and are actively recruiting people from the global majority, i.e. Black, Asian, dual heritage and minority ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented at our organisation.
Family Futures is a highly nurturing environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. We encourage applications from suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Family Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The organisation follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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Are you committed to childhood flourishing with an interest in creating stragegies for this to happen?
Godly Play offers spiritually sensitive approaches to learning and living together in a fragile world. We take childhood spirituality seriously, providing training to transform thinking and practice for the whole of life.
A Christian movement, Godly Play seeks to make space for questions about the meaning and purpose of life, through play, wondering, story, exploration and community.
Our small board of trustees supports a group of fifteen part-time trainers offering courses to people working with children in churches of many traditions, in schools and in community settings.
We would like to diversify our board's ethnicity, age and gender. It would be great to have someone with grant-seeking experience and/or communications know how, but we would love to talk to anyone who is interested.
Would you like to join us? Our website offers lots more information.