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RSCNE

Job Description

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.

Fundraising support groups are essential to Medical Detection Dogs. They raise valuable funds and
encourage local support as well as inspire others to help us. Medical Detection Dogs wish to establish
a national network of fundraising support groups. If you have experience of leading, supporting and
motivating people to engage in meaningful and purposeful activity, and are interested in starting or
joining a Regional Support group, then this role is for you!

Time: Variable depending on local needs and events

Location: At home and in your local community

What does the role involve?
• To coordinate regular meetings with the group to plan ways to fundraise and organise events. These
meetings can be face to face, skype, conference call. Each group decides an achievable goal and
plans events for everyone to enjoy. Ensure that accurate, relevant and up to date information is available
at each meeting. By participating at internal events, meetings you continue to encourage and
inspire established volunteers
• Assist Volunteer Coordinator by conducting regular reviews with Regional Support group volunteers
to ensure they are happy and supported in their roles. Help to source training, shadowing opportunities
that has been identified in reviews
• All activities and events attended, monies raised, volunteers who attended must be clearly recorded
and information sent to Volunteer Coordinator on an agreed regular basis
• Fundraising can be hard work. Lots of motivation and enthusing your group volunteers is required
• Participate at local events. Coordinating and supporting other volunteers who attend events
• Complete risk assessments and health and safety checks where applicable
• Attend cheque presentations on behalf of the charity
• Coordinate with the assistance of Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer inductions and volunteer training
within your local community.
• Give talks/presentations to outside organisations to raise awareness and raise the profile of our charity
• Keep up to date with the charity’s news, information and developments
• Space to store stock, merchandise, banners and leaflets

What skills or experience are required?
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Enthusiastic, organised, confident and motivated
• Act as an Ambassador
• Good IT skills
• You will need to contact your motor insurer to make them aware you are a volunteer for Medical
Detection Dogs
 

Benefits for you
• Become a valued and integral part of Medical Detection Dogs
• Meet new people and have fun
• You will be able to use your existing skills and experience
• An opportunity to show your enthusiasm for volunteering
• It gives you an opportunity to take on a rewarding and enjoyable new challenge
• An understanding of the different ways of working within Medical Detection Dog

Support and Training
• Induction process
• Regular and ongoing support from Medical Detection Dogs
• Payment of out of pocket expenses
• Invitation to an awareness/speaker training day
• Shadowing, training opportunities and peer support from Regional Fundraisers and Volunteer
Coordinator

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