Where, when and how often?
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to volunteer in the Community Fundraising Team for one day a week, for a period of three months. This role is based at our central London office.
How does the role make a difference?
Over the past four decades, Alzheimer’s Society has reached hundreds of thousands of people with our services, changed the conversation on dementia, invested millions in research and campaigned hard for people affected by dementia to have the support they deserve. The London Community Fundraising team are committed to raising vital funds and awareness for people affected by dementia across each London borough.
This is a brilliant opportunity to be part of small but passionate team working closely with the London Community Fundraisers. It is a varied role which includes database support, donor research and completing partnership applications. You’ll learn more about the Society and dementia, whilst having the opportunity to learn more about community fundraising across the different groups, companies and individuals we work with and the role community fundraisers play within the Society. The tasks are detailed below and may vary depending on the fundraising calendar.
What will I be doing?
• Providing support with general office duties which may include filing, photocopying, making telephone calls where appropriate.
• Assisting with the planning and organisation of events and meetings and, where appropriate.
• Helping with mailings and the distribution of publications.
• Helping to maintain stocks of items such as leaflets, booklets and posters
• Carryout desk based research across Greater London
• Processing data, creating and/or updating spreadsheets, sending out emails/letters and similar tasks in an accurate and timely way.
• Liaising with local administration staff and other colleagues regarding day-to-day administration tasks.
• Recognising the range of policies and procedures that impact on administration.
The role may be suitable if you:
• Have some experience of providing administration support in an office environment
• Have good verbal communication skills, by telephone and face to face
• Have good IT skills, especially Microsoft® Office applications
• Have good literacy and numeracy skills
• Have an ability to volunteer within appropriate boundaries
• Are keen to provide a high standard of service and can prioritise tasks
• Are able to carry out tasks efficiently, with close attention to detail
• Have an understanding of, and a commitment to, confidentiality and data protection
• Are comfortable following policies, procedures and guidance
• Have a basic knowledge of, or willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on people
• Are prepared to undergo an induction into the role and attend necessary training and similar learning activities to help you in your role
• Are committed to inclusion, treating people from all backgrounds with dignity.
What do I have to do before I can start?
Volunteer registration form, meeting, two references, initial induction and learning including data protection awareness.
How will I be supported during my volunteering?
You will be supported by a locally specified person. You will also receive one-to-one and/or group based support. Agreed out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed, such as travel.
Further details of the role and how to apply can be found in the role description document below.