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Oxfam GB
Dalkeith, Midlothian
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Page 2 of 184
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, 3-4 hours per week
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

Major Donor Fundraising Volunteer Support

Role Description

Reports to: Development Manager

Humanimal Trust drives collaboration between human and veterinary medicine so that all humans and animals benefit from equal and sustainable medical progress, which is based on learning from treating naturally occurring disease as an alternative to animal testing; a concept known as One Medicine.

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Major Donor Fundraiser to contribute to a ground-breaking purpose. Your invaluable skills as a volunteer will help us to reach the next level, supporting our efforts to:

  • Increase awareness and improve understanding of One Medicine, engaging the public, the professionals of the future, as well as researchers, bioscience, medical and veterinary professionals, showing the evidence and demonstrating the case for change;
  • Facilitate collaboration between human and veterinary medicine, by supporting and promoting opportunities created by Humanimal Trust for professionals to come together;
  • Develop our education programme, to inspire the professionals of the future to take the One Medicine message forward for the benefit of all humans and all animals;
  • Fund, facilitate and sharing One Medicine research to benefit both humans and animals equitably;
  • Influence legislative, policy and practice change.

Main Role Activities

  • Research and contact potential appropriate major donors to discuss the work of Humanimal Trust, with a view to building long term, meaningful relationships;
  • Support in developing Humanimal Trust’s broader network of major donors;
  • Submit feedback to Humanimal Trust from conversations held with potential major donors.

Desired Skills and Attributes

  • Empathy, enthusiasm and understanding of Humanimal Trust objectives
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in major donor fundraising is essential;
  • Confidence in approaching people to talk about the work of Humanimal Trust;
  • Ability and willingness to travel;
  • Flexible availability/possibility of attendance at different events/for presentations;
  • Strong communication and basic IT skills;
  • Enjoy working as part of a friendly and sociable team;
  • Desire to make a positive difference to human and animal health.

Time Commitment

This can be flexible, although a minimum of around 3-4 hours per week would be ideal depending on activities taking place.


This role is home based.


  • Full induction into Humanimal Trust;
  • Ongoing and other support as needed in accordance with feedback;
  • In addition, Humanimal Trust has a dedicated volunteer Facebook Group, regular social meet ups via Zoom, and we encourage regular in person social activities (when Covid restrictions allow and it is safe to do so).

Benefits to volunteers

  • Relevant experience for CV or work experience record (Humanimal Trust will provide appropriate written record of your contribution);
  • Opportunity to extend and develop personal skill set and network;
  • Opportunity to attend virtual and physical conferences and events;
  • Direct contribution to Humanimal Trust’s impact for both human and animal health.

Additional Information

  • Humanimal Trust volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age;
  • If using own transport, volunteers will need to ensure that any motor insurance policies cover using your vehicle for voluntary activity;
  • Any volunteer who may have contact with vulnerable individuals in the course of undertaking their voluntary activity agree to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of the recruitment process at the cost of Humanimal Trust;
  • Pre-agreed reasonable out of pocket expenses, including travel, will be paid in accordance with the Trust’s Expenses Policy.
  • Humanimal Trust volunteers will be asked to confirm agreement to abide by certain volunteer guidelines as described in the Humanimal Trust volunteer handbook.
Additional documents
Major Donor Fundraising Volunteer Support Role Specification (.pdf)
More about The Humanimal Trust
The Humanimal Trust

The Humanimal Trust drives collaboration between vets, doctors and researchers so that all humans and animals benefit from sustainable, medical... Read more

Refreshed on: 18 September 2021
Closing date: 02 November 2021
Job ref: HT21MDV
Tags: Fundraising
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