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Take part in a variety of fundraising activities!

Fundraising volunteers needed for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Guide Dogs Fundraiser

Assist the local fundraising team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs. The time commitment can be very flexible, and the Fundraising groups organise events throughout the year

What does the role involve?

You will have the chance to take part in some or all of the following:

  • Street collections on ‘flag’ days
  • Help on stalls at local events
  • Take Collection Boxes to local businesses
  • Attending local events organised by Branches or Community Fundraiser and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
  • Count donations
  • Fundraisers are usually members of the local fundraising group

Location: Local, often outdoors

What skills or experience are required?

  • Good communication skills
  • Working as part of a team

What will I get out of it?

  • A chance to chat with members of the public about Guide Dogs
  • Have fun and a sense of satisfaction taking part in fundraising events and collections
  • Providing support to Guide Dogs to enable it to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people
  • An opportunity to build experience for your CV
  • Fundraisers have the chance to get more involved in organising activities by joining their local committee

What support / training will I get?

  • Regular and ongoing support from your branch and Guide Dogs
  • Induction to the organisation and invite to a Guide Dogs Welcome Event
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses

Minimum Age: 18

Contact person firstname
Erin Storr, Volunteering Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 983 5555

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
Task type?
Fundraising
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeNetworkerSociableWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Invite to our Welcome Event, Opportunities for training across the organisation
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular contact with other volunteers and volunteer managers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Any out of pocket expense during events
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?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
27 July 2021