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Put your imagination, creativity and energy to good use

Fundraising volunteers needed for Age UK Reading

Fun Fundraising events Volunteer

Age UK Reading provides front line services for vulnerable and elderly people in the Reading Area including lunch clubs, a befriending service, foot care, reminiscence and information and advice for our client group and their families. We are working to build an enthusiastic team of volunteers to help promote the great work we do both internally and externally at various locations across the town.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Running fun fundraising events in the community on behalf of Age UK Reading.
  • Promoting our services.
  • Using your imagination, creativity and energy to think of fresh ideas and carry them through.
  • Engaging with the people of Reading.
  • Bringing questions and requests for information back into the organisation.

Essential Knowledge and skills:

  • Ability to get around town
  • Computer literate for basic
  • Emailing using attachments.
  • Great customer service skills
  • Good communicator.
  • Able to handle cash and keep records.

Desirable Knowledge and skills:

  • Good knowledge of what’s on in Reading
  • Knowledge of Age UK
  • Experience of running fundraising events.

Would suit:

Outgoing, people focussed individual with good customer service skills and a desire to help older people within the town. Someone who wants an ongoing but infrequent role. Someone with loads of energy and creativity who likes to own a project.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Matt Taylor, Chief Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9502480

Location description
Across Reading
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
Additional timing details
We are looking for volunteers who can do ad-hoc days or half days as required. Initially we are looking to run one event per month. This could be flexible depending on the scale and nature of the events you want to run.
Volunteers will be invited to regular organisational meetings
Task type?
Fundraising
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloInventiveCreativeCommunicatorWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteers will be given training and induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Volunteers will have a named contact within the organisation, and will be invited to attend regular organisational meetings
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
Will I need my own transportation?
Not specified
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
29 June 2017

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