Durham, County Durham
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Job description

Medical Detection Dogs require a national network of speakers to help promote awareness of the charity, the work we do and the life changing difference our assistance alert dogs can make. Speakers visit groups such as Lions, Rotary Clubs, Women’s Institutes, community groups, schools and businesses within their local community. It is your choice how far you wish to travel to talks.

As well as promoting the charity, speakers help raise much needed funds and encourage others to fundraise in various ways, for example by leaving a legacy in their will or organising a fundraising/sponsored event on our behalf. This is invaluable as Medical Detection Dogs rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations.

Time: Flexible

Location: At home and in your local community

What does the role involve?

• You can attend as many or as few talks as you wish

• Give talks/presentations as requested

•  We welcome and encourage you to contact local organisations and organise your own talks

Keep up to date with news and information

• You will need to contact your motor insurer to make them aware you are a volunteer for Medical Detection Dogs

What skills or experience are required?

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Enthusiastic, organised and motivated

• Act as an ambassador

• 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

• An opportunity to show your enthusiasm for volunteering

• An opportunity to take on a new challenge

• Enjoyable and rewarding

• An understanding of the different ways of working within Medical Detection Dogs

Support and Training
• Induction process

• Payment of out of pocket expenses

• Invitation to an awareness/speaker training day which will give you the opportunity to meet other speakers, staff and receive up to date information, training, tips on addressing audiences and sharing ideas

• We have produced materials to support our speakers

• You will receive up to date information and stories to help keep your talk relevant and up to date. You will also receive regular puppy updates and charity newsletters


Posted on: 11 July 2019
Closed date: 09 October 2019
Job ref: NESPEA
Tags: Fundraising, Advocacy

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