Fundraising Volunteer

  • VO70286


Description

Wellbeing Scotland (formerly Open Secret) provide confidential counselling and support to individuals and families whose wellbeing have been impacted by adverse childhood experiences. We were set up in 1994 and we support children and adults and our Open Secret service offers specialist support for survivors of childhood abuse and trauma.

To ensure we continue to reach as many survivors as possible and offer them the support that is right for them, we need to increase our independently generated income, and a large part of this will come through our community fundraising.

There are several opportunities available within our fundraising activities, including:

• co-ordinating a fundraising group in your local community;
• helping with local community events such as gala days/fetes, supermarket collections/bag packs
• helping organise larger fundraising events
• collection can co-ordinator – approaching local businesses to site cans in their premises and keeping in regular contact with businesses who support us to arrange uplift and replacement of cans
• Admin Support – help us with marketing and administration of all our organised events

To carry out this role, we are looking for people with a genuine interest in raising awareness of the impact childhood abuse has on individuals. You must also:

  • Be comfortable speaking to members of the public
  • Have an ability to encourage and inspire others to support the cause
  • Have good communication skills
  • Knowledge of your local area

Any volunteers under the age of 16 would have to be accompanied by an adult
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds.
Due to cash handling responsibilities volunteers would need to undergo a Disclosure Scotland Enhanced Disclosure check.

Volunteers are given induction training which covers organisational beliefs, values, policies and procedures, fundraising activities and relative policies and procedures and hopes and expectations for volunteer and organisation. Ongoing training is provided as identified by volunteers and regular management support is provided by the Deputy CEO who has responsibility for community fundraising.

Organisation aims and objectives

Open Secret are a community based organisation who provide confidential support to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by childhood abuse or trauma. We work with survivors of all ages. Our services are available primarily in the Forth Valley area, but some aspects of our service are available throughout Scotland.

Restrictions

Under 16's can help, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Experience required: To carry out this role, we are looking for people with a genuine interest in raising awareness of the impact childhood abuse has on individuals. You must also: - Be comfortable speaking to members of the public - Have an ability to encourage and inspire others to support the cause - Have good communication skills - Knowledge of your local area Any volunteers under the age of 16 would have to be accompanied by an adult We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Volunteers are given inducation training which covers organisational beliefs, values, policies and procedures, fundraising activities and relative policies and procedures and hopes and expectations for volunteer and organisation. Ongoing training is provided as identified by volunteers and regular management support is provided by the Deputy CEO who has responsibility for community fundraising.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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