Fundraising Research and Administration Volunteer

  • VO90144
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

About us
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with seriously ill children in specialist children’s hospitals across the UK.
Ronald McDonald House Edinburgh sits within the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People at Little France in Edinburgh. This 25 bedroom House provides free, comfortable accommodation to families with children and premature babies being treated at the hospital.

Overview

We are looking for a volunteer to help with our fundraising aims within the local community. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to contribute towards raising vital funds and awareness of Ronald McDonald House Charities in the Lothians area.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our income, but we continue to support families so that they can be near their poorly child’s bedside at 12 hospitals across the UK. We need volunteers to support Ronald McDonald House Charities now more than ever.

What will I do?

As a Fundraising Research and Administration Volunteer, you will help towards fundraising events and activities.

Activities could include:
• Carrying out research and updating spreadsheets in Excel
• Assisting with event planning and helping out at events
• Sourcing prizes and gifts for fundraising events

About you
This volunteering opportunity would suit anyone who is well organised, proficient in Word and Excel and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. The role requires someone with a strong sense of community who is able to engage with individuals and is happy to volunteer occasionally on evenings and weekends to assist with events.

Why should I apply?
There are so many different benefits of being a Fundraising Research and Administration Volunteer. You’ll have fun and get to meet new people in your community whilst raising vital funds and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK. You will be part of a team, working together on fundraising ideas and events which will develop your transferable research, sales and marketing skills.

How will Ronald McDonald House Charities support me?
• Providing a detailed induction about the aims of RMHC and the difference we make
• Regular meetings with the Community Fundraiser
• All expenses will be reimbursed

How much time would I have to offer?
We anticipate that you would need to be able to spend a minimum of three hours a week volunteering.

Organisation aims and objectives

Having a child in hospital is unimaginable for families. At Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, we ease some of the burden by providing free ‘home away from home’ accommodation. The best medical care for your child isn’t always close to home, and families often find themselves travelling long distances to be with their child in hospital. Our 12 Houses across the UK give families a warm and comfortable place to rest, eat and relax, just moments away from their child’s hospital ward. Our support is invaluable to families at a critical time in their lives.

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Frequency and commitment details

Flexible, but ideally 2-3 hours a week

Restrictions

Experience required: This volunteering opportunity would suit anyone who is well organised, proficient in Word and Excel and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. The role requires someone with a strong sense of community who is able to engage with individuals and is happy to volunteer occasionally on evenings and weekends to assist with events.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses paid when pre-agreed with Community Fundraiser

Last updated 5 months ago