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Help Coordinate our local fundraising efforts

Fundraising volunteer needed for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Reading already has a good sized fundraising group but they really need a new co-ordinator, who is passionate about Guide Dogs’ work, to take a lead in raising money for blind and partially sighted people.

What does the role involve?

  • working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers
  • co-ordinating your branch in raising money through events or other activities, delegating tasks to other volunteers in your team as required, for example booking venues for events
  • meeting with other volunteers in your team to help with booking venues for events
  • welcoming new members
  • liaising with Community Fundraiser and informing them of your group’s work and the people involved
  • making sure your group follows policy and procedure when fundraising

What skills or experience are required?

  • able to generate enthusiasm
  • good communication and team-working skills
  • able to motivate a group of people

What will I get out of it?

  • sense of satisfaction in seeing donations generated
  • work with a group of committed and passionate people
  • support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
  • make a difference in your local community
Contact person firstname
Simon Werner , Fundraising Co-ordinator for Reading
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0345 1430224

Location description
Home based and working in your local area
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Fundraising
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changePrefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalDecisiveInventiveBusiness orientatedLeaderNegotiatorPublic speakerNetworkerGood sense of humourSociableSerious and determinedPatientSupportiveCreativeCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideEmotionally robustActivist
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular and ongoing advice and support from Guide Dogs
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Resources to support fundraising, such as stock to sell. Payment of out of pocket expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
No
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
14 December 2017