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Raising funds for the local group is essential to provide services, grants and activities for people affected by MS. Our Fundraising Volunteers plan and run events, develop links with local organisations and deliver awareness activities to promote the needs of people affected by MS.
We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.
About this opportunity
Would you like to make a positive differ ence to the lives of people affected by MS? Could you help a small team of volunteers to raise the profile of the group locally and to raise the funds needed to run services and opportunities locally? If so, then you're the person we need!
We are looking to recruit a Fundraising Volunteer for our Leamington Spa, Kenilworth & Warwick group. We are a small and friendly group of volunteers who meet monthly to plan social and other opportunities for people affected by MS.
We organise a range of social events during the year, provide grants to help pay for items that will have a significant positive impact the lives of those affected by MS, and distribute a regular newsletter.
We are offering a flexible volunteering opportunity for someone who enjoys organising fundraising activities, big or small. The role would involve researching and talking to prospective supporters to develop links with local organisations, and also keeping up to date with guidance, information and fundraising initiatives at a local and national level. In particular we need help managing the group's MS Society collection tins that are situated in local businesses.
Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on the number and type of fundraising activities arranged, but there are no set requirements. We meet most months for about 2 hours, plus you may need time to plan and attend a series of fundraising activities and events throughout the year, and to manage the charity collection tins.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be a good organiser with plenty of creative ideas, preferably with fundraising, sales or event management experience.
You would need to live in Leamington Spa, Kenilworth or Warwick area for this role.