Volunteering opportunities advertised
What does the role involve?
• Letting the group know about new stock items
• Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the branch and getting things ready to sell at events
• Receive, check and price goods
• With your Treasurer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book
• Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other branch members’ homes.
• Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate
• In January carry out a complete stock take
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Assist the local fundraising team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs.
• 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
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Be the key contact for fundraising in your local community to raise money from a variety of activities such as collections, social events and Tea Parties.
• Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area
• Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy
• Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs
• Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers
• Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area
• Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed.
• Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner.
• Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers.
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Why we need you:
At Cancer Research UK, we are looking to bring together a group of committed, dynamic and influential business leaders in Edinburgh, of CEO/Director level to join our Business Beats Cancer movement and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
What will you be doing?
You will support the Board of CEO/Director level volunteers to organise an annual flagship event, such as business dinner, which has the ambition to raise £100,000+
Your role will include:
-Meetings: book and attend regular board meetings (4-6 week recommended) in person or by Microsoft Teams, plus take minutes and circulate to the board.
- Guest liaison: sending out invitations, co-ordinating the drinks orders, table plans and dietary requirements.
- Fundraising co-ordination: collating sponsors logos and the auction prizes acquired by the Board, plus sending prize details to the auction company.
- Event management: liaising with the venue and assisting with the event management on the day/evening of the activity.
The type of person we are looking for
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate, interact and build relationships with people at all levels.
Strong administrative support experience, who is confident in using PC applications.
Great attention to detail and organisational skills.
Ideally, project management and/or event management experience.
A team player who is motivated and reliable with a passion for the work of Cancer Research UK, committed to achieving great results.
What you can expect from Cancer Research UK
• Close working relationship with your Local Fundraising Manager who will provide ongoing support and guidance.
• Opportunity to visit one of our research centres to meet our world class scientists and witness their ground-breaking work first hand.
• Access to CRUK branded materials.
What benefits can you get from this role?
• Personal satisfaction of knowing you are helping Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
• Opportunity to develop new and existing skills.
• Connection to the UK’s largest charity.
• Broadening your own network, working with some of the city’s top business leaders.
• Funding research taking place in your area, whilst having an impact nationally on the fight against cancer.
How much time do you need to commit?
The role will take approximately 2 hours per week, which may increase nearer to the event.
Register your interest today by contacting Edinburgh Fundraising Manager, Niamh Crawford on 07918 054 954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , who be able to discuss Business Beats Cancer with you and find out more about your skills, experience and motivations.
Together we will beat cancer.
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Democracy Volunteers is the UK's leading election observation group. We observe elections to assess the quality of them and to report back to returning officers, the UK's Electoral Commission and to government. We do this by a combination of interview with key election officials as well as in-person observations of elections, such as attending polling stations and the counting process.
On May 6th, 2021 we will be deploying around 200 observers, accredited by the Electoral Commission, to observe the devolved parliamentary election in Scotland and other electoral events across the UK.
The day will consist of travelling around your designated area (this will be within the city’s wider area) and visiting polling stations with a partner, in order to help us collect data on a wide variety of subjects. Don’t worry: This will all be explained in depth through online training and seminars in addition to other events such as a pre-deployment event taking place in the week prior to polling day. Election observation is a great way to learn more about the democratic process in action, learn more about electoral standards in the UK and contribute to civil society!
Key things to consider before applying are:
• You must be available all day from 6:45am until 10:15pm on the May 6th 2021. The day is very long and tiring, but enjoyable and rewarding!
• You must be polite and respectful to all officials and the public throughout the day in line with our code of conduct.
• Have a positive mental attitude.
• Be able to follow the training provided and accurately record data.
• Be available for a training and deployment session in your area scheduled to take place in the week prior to the election (More details will be given nearer the deployment)
Please note that this role is apolitical and as such we are not able to consider any volunteering candidate if they are a member of a political party or are actively campaigning for any candidate at these elections.
Expenses are covered for travel and subsistence on polling day and for counting. Full training is conducted online and we will be holding a series of online events to tell potential observers more about the process.
Application is by CV. Once processed we will be in touch with all applicants within 10 working days informing you whether we intend to proceed with your application. More information can be found about Democracy Volunteers at www.democracyvolunteers.org
(All observers will be equipped for elections based on the health limitations in place at the time and be registered by Democracy Volunteers with the UK's Electoral Commission).
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Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor
Fledgling are looking for an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor to take new Volunteers through our induction quiz reliably and efficiently.
The quiz is in 3 parts and is a PowerPoint quiz, it's very user friendly.
Your job would be to ask questions based on the induction quiz and explain what the position with us entails. You would need to be friendly and welcoming.
It takes around 30-35 mins to complete the induction quiz process. We usually have 2-3 new volunteers a week. So you would probably need to have about 2 hours in total availability for the position.
You would also need to be available on WhatsApp in order to arrange the inductions which take place on Facebook messenger.
Fledgling is an online community that encourages using creativity to help mental wellbeing. Our potential volunteers join us to give positive and encouraging feedback.
If you are reliable and can commit to what is needed to be an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor, please message me at email@example.com
Jewels Johnson: Founder: Fledgling Arts Collective Central
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Online befrienders provide safe, supportive non-judgemental environments where young people and their befriender can; talk, play games, help with learning, and share stories. They are there to listen, to talk, and to understand to help encourage a successful transition in the young person’s life. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK.
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Pantry Till Assistant, at Fresh Start Pantry. This role includes a level of responsibility serving customers at the till and cash handling, a level of previous retail experience is an advantage
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As a Digital Buddy, you will help a client get set up and started with a tablet or computer; provide ongoing support by video call, email, or phone; support the client to learn digital skills such as making video calls, web browsing, sending email, shopping online, using email; encourage the client to feel confident in using technology.
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Health All Round is a community-based charity addressing health inequalities. We're looking for enthusiastic:
Phone Befrienders who will arrange weekly phone calls with their befriendee to provide social support and a listening ear.
Walking Befrienders who will provide support by walking locally with their befriendees to encourage an independent, active lifestyle.
Both opportunities will allow volunteers to build rewarding relationships with befriendees.
Last updated 4 days ago