Fundraising Volunteer

  • VO87710


Description

From day one volunteers have been at the heart of SSAFA. This is as true today as 135 years ago.
We simply could not reach as many people and make such a difference without their amazing support. Each and every volunteer is valuable and together they enable us to change the lives of those in need.
By volunteering with SSAFA you become part of this history and join a unique network of staff and volunteers delivering help to the armed forces family whenever they need it.
Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you.

Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people and some occasional free time.

What is a Fundraising volunteer?
As part of a local team, our fundraisers represent SSAFA at events, and in public. The role includes helping at fayres, street collections, concerts, quizzes, raffles, sporting events etc.
Why do we need you?
SSAFA branches rely on regular charitable income to fund all the necessities behind our support for clients. This includes volunteer travel expenses, phone bills, publicity and grants for clients in urgent need. A varied programme of fundraising also keeps the SSAFA profile high in the local community, so everyone knows who we are and how we can help.
When would you be needed and where would you be based?
This role involves being out and about at public events and would suit someone looking to give the occasional day, half day or evening to support SSAFA when and where would be flexible to suit you.
What would you be doing?
Examples of tasks would include:
•Being part of a team with collection/buckets tins at events, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
•Acting as a marshal at a public event e.g. handing out water to runners, supervising parking etc.
•Being part of a team running a stall at an event, Armed Forces Day, fayre, county show etc.
•Helping with putting up posters, building gazebos, serving refreshments, packing/unpacking cars etc.
•Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA, engaging people of all backgrounds and interests
•Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the
Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)

Minimum time commitment is flexible.

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Restrictions

Experience required: What are we looking for? • Friendly and approachable people • Confident people who feel happy to engage with the public, potential clients, volunteers and SSAFA colleagues face-to-face • Reliable attitude, keeping in touch the Fundraising Coordinator about your availability • Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely • Access to public transport or a car to get to events • Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (othe
Travel details: This role involves being out and about at public events and would suit someone looking to give the occasional day, half day or evening to support SSAFA when and where would be flexible to suit you.
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay public Transport rates and 45 p per mile in a car, volunteers can be reimbursed as and when they put their expenses in.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.