Have you to the passion and energy to make a valuable contribution to our fundraising team? You will use your flair, enthusiasm, communication skills and self-motivation to promote Deafblind UK in your community. This could involve running a coffee morning or pub quiz, having a stall at an event or speaking on behalf of the charity to potential supporters, attending cheque presentations or putting up posters. You will have the opportunity to organise events and engage your community in supporting us. All appropriate materials to support your role will be supplied by us including a volunteer fundraising pack with ideas for raising money and all the information you need to know. The Fundraising Team will be available to give you continuous support, advice and guidance.
The fundraising volunteer role can be varied depending on what you are comfortable doing. There are many activities that would help Deafblind UK, so you can make a huge difference by doing things such as:
- Organising fundraising events within the local community – whether it be a quiz night in the local pub, a swim-a-thon or a classic coffee morning!
- Encouraging workmates, friends, family and the local community to join in the fun
- Ensuring events are run in line with Deafblind UK policies and procedures such as Health & Safety and Safeguarding
- Sharing your ideas and successes to inspire and support other volunteer Fundraisers
- Working with the Fundraising Team to engage community organisations such as schools and places of worship in our work
- Doing collections and distributing collection tins
- Attending and supporting our fundraising events
- Supporting local fundraising and awareness events
- Putting up posters or handing out flyers
- Being a local contact for existing and new volunteers
How much commitment do I need to give?
Your commitment can be short or long term, we are open to whatever precious time you are able to give, we will tailor your volunteering role to you, whether its once a month or every week, its your decision.
Am I suitable?
We are looking for volunteers who:
- Have a warm, friendly and engaging manner
- Are active and engaged in our cause
- Have the ability to handle money
- Have the ability to work on own initiative
- Can empathise with the challenges that people who are deafblind and their families face and understand the need for support
- Get on well with people from different backgrounds and work as part of a team
- Communicate effectively and confidently with a variety of audiences
- Can organise and run events, adhering to relevant policies and procedures at all times
- Have previous fundraising experience would be advantageous
- Can show a commitment to work within fundraising guidelines and policies
- Have a willingness to learn about deafblindness
- Have the ability to build and maintain relationships
- Are creative with a strong desire to raise funds
- Have an understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity
- Are based in the UK
- Are aged 18 or over
- Has access to the internet and a device to complete Deafblind UK online volunteer training. This will take approximately 2-3 hours.
- Are able to commit to the role for at least three months
How will I benefit?
By volunteering with us, you will:
- Get opportunities to meet like-minded people in your community
- Be part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Opportunity to develop self-confidence, marketing and fundraising skills
- The satisfaction of knowing you will be making a difference to real people’s lives
- Develop event management skills
- Establishing positive employability skills to help you in your career path
What support will I get?
We ensure all volunteers who join our team are well equipped to undertake any tasks and will provide training and supervision throughout your journey with us. Any specific training will be outlined within your onboarding and induction stages and then discussed at your reviews with your named lead contact.
This role is purely voluntary, and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.