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Carers in Bedfordshire
Multiple Locations
Unpaid role, expenses paid
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Job description

Have you got what it takes to help increase funds and awareness of VS within your local community?

You will provide fundraising support to local VS staff to ensure all fundraising activities are successful, both in terms of monies raised against potential costs and in promoting the charity and its services to the local community.

What will I be doing?

  • Being involved in and helping set up community based fundraising activities such as jumble sales, cake sales, quizzes, dinners, concerts, fun days and fetes, and sponsored events including supermarket bucket collections or street collections.
  • Researching local supporters including local business owners, to support VS with income generation, raffle prizes or future volunteers.
  • Promoting VS at community or faith group meetings and at meetings of local philanthropic societies.
  • Helping to recruit further volunteers to grow the fundraising team in the community.
  • Assisting with administration including mail-outs and databases.


What skills do I need?

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Friendly, reliable and approachable manner.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Ability to volunteer within our values, policies and procedures.


How much time am I expected to give?

  • Ideally you would volunteer for an average of 8 hours per month, at a time which suits you and fits in with your schedule, for a period of at least 12 months so that you can get the most out of the role.


What does the training involve?

  • Foundation - this is eLearning that will take an average of 12 hours to complete over a 2-week period.


What are the benefits?

  • Full induction, one-to-one support for the role, and opportunities for excellent training and to develop new skills.
  • All volunteers have free access to the Employee Access Programme which provides free, confidential assistance with any work, personal or family issue.
  • Rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people's lives.
  • Learn about the work of criminal justice agencies.
  • All volunteers have free access to a wide range of e-learning opportunities.
  • Chance to engage with a wide range of people and diverse community groups.


What opportunities do I get?

  • Join a team of like-minded people.
  • Contribute to our valuable work.
  • Develop your administrative and telephone skills.
  • Ability to engage with the Victim Support Volunteer Panel.
  • Opportunities to join in project teams and influence development throughout the organisation.

This opportunity is available to all applicants aged 18 and over. This role requires references and internal safeguarding checks. Volunteers will be asked to provide all relevant documents for VS to carry out these checks. All volunteers must have an active email address that they use regularly and be willing to engage in our electronic means of communication, keeping up-to-date with information on our intranet, maintaining personal details on our database, and engaging in two-way communication.

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Victim Support

Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams pro... Read more

Posted on: 23 June 2021
Closing date: 22 July 2021
Job ref: 3397
Tags: Advice, Information
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