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Irvine, North Ayrshire Council
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Voluntary
Job description

Volunteer Fundraiser: 

If you agree that all children should grow up feeling loved, then please consider supporting our work by becoming part of our fundraising volunteer team. 

Purpose and Aims of the role 

As a volunteer fundraiser with our fundraising team, you will support us at local and national fundraising activities on an adhoc basis throughout the year as an enthusiastic, reliable, personable and committed extra pair of hands.

As a Volunteer fundraiser, you’ll help us to deliver fun and exciting fundraising events for both us and our supporters by being ‘on the day help’. (Please note that this role does not include any planning of events, if this is of interest to you then please see our ‘Fundraising Champion’ role.) 

Your responsibilities may include: 

  • Helping with the setting up of fundraising activities on the day (eg at a local tea party),

  • Meeting and greeting people at a range of events 

  • Cheering on our supporters as they complete amazing activity challenges to help us raise money 

  • Helping pack some bags at a local store to raise funds!

Sometimes there will be lots of events and sometimes we will be quietly organising the next and you may not hear from us for a couple of month’s but rest assured we’ll call in your help and it will be all hands to the deck! 

In this role you will be able to develop your communication, organisation and team working skills. Most importantly though, you’ll inspire people to raise funds and enable events to happen as quite simply we need another pair of happy smiling hands to help!

This role is flexible and the time commitments vary depending on the number and type of fundraising activities that both us and our supporters have organised. This could mean it could be anything from 1 day a month to 2 days in 6 months. We will advertise our fundraising events online and you will be able to sign up on our volunteer system to the events you are able to help at. We would ask that there is a minimum commitment of 4 days a year. The fundraising volunteer team will have an annual meeting together for about 2 hours. 

This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones.

What will I be doing? 

  • Helping ‘on the day’ at various fundraising activity events 

  • Promoting activities on the day at events 

  • For any larger events – helping with registration/movement of people 

  • Helping at bag packing events to raise money, local tea parties or fun days in the community that our supporters or fundraising volunteers have created 

  • Maximising funds raised as part of a team or fundraising group 

  • Assisting with the smooth running of fundraising events throughout the year, whether they be ones we have created ourselves or larger events like the Kiltwalk that we support each year! 

What skills can I bring to this role? 

  • Good communication and listening skills 

  • Ability to encourage, motivate and support fellow volunteers you will be working with and enjoy working as part of a team

  • Able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices 

  • Able to understand and apply our risk management procedures 

  • Any previous experience helping at events would be useful but it is not essential 

What qualities do I need? 

  • To have a non-judgemental and respectful approach to people, have empathy 

  • Enthusiastic, personable and reliable 

  • Be flexible, approachable and committed 

  • Friendly, helpful and understanding 

  • Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner 

  • To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed 

  • Have the enthusiasm and confidence to represent both us and our values locally and nationally 

  • Able to learn and communicate our messages both at and away from our events 

When will I be needed?  

  • Adhoc 

Location: 

We are looking for volunteer fundraisers for our volunteer fundraising team in Ayrshire and Renfrewshire. These are the areas that will have focussed volunteer fundraising activity in 2019/2020.

What will I gain from the role? 

  • Have fun and be a part of a team striving to achieve the same vision 

  • A sense of satisfaction in helping raise funds to ensure all care experienced people have a lifetime of equality respect and LOVE 

  • Practical experience of working with the local community and organisations

  • Experience to further career aspirations, get back into the workplace or education

What support will I be given? 

  • Induction

  • Role specific training

  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed

  • Supervision and support from our Community fundraising officer and volunteer coordinator

  • We run an information and training session to start you in this role. These sessions happen throughout the year and you will be invited to the next available date. The session is 2 1/2 hours at a venue in your local area (Renfrewshire or Ayrshire) 

Additional Information 

For all roles involving regulated work with children and young people, applicants will be required to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application.

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Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.

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Posted on: 18 September 2019
Closing date: 17 December 2019
Tags: Campaigning,Fundraising

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