Adult Volunteer - Fundraising Officer

  • VO73463


Description

The Police Scotland Youth Volunteer (PSYV) programme aims to strengthen the relationship with the police and young people, breaking down barriers and promoting positive role models.

PSYV promotes a practical way for young people to understand policing by supporting the Police in their local area through volunteering. As part of this, young people are given a chance for their voice to be heard and encouraged to promote good citizenship.

The programme is open to all young people aged 13 – 17, this allows those people to get an insight into policing in Scotland, inspire individuals to participate positively within their communities and to support local, national and Police events through volunteering.

The PSYV programme is now well established across Scotland with groups consisting of up to 24 young people who are supported by adult volunteers and led by a Police Constable. PSYV welcomes interest from adult Volunteers who wish to give up their time to support their local PSYV group and assist with the supervision of the Youth Volunteers at both local sessions and volunteering events. Mentoring youth volunteers is a key part of the learning journey where you get the chance to pass on some of your life skills.
PSYV Perth has a current opening for a Fundraising officer and they are responsible for seeking out any fundraising opportunity as well as any potential sponsorship. The key role responsibilities are:

• Motivating and facilitating group members to maximise the funds they raise
• Organising traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events etc…
• Developing new and imaginative fundraising activities
• Raising awareness of local or national nominated charity and its work
• Managing and updating databases to record donor contact and preference information
• Applying for funding on behalf of their group
• Forming relationships with new partners in relation to fundraising support

Organisation aims and objectives

The Police Scotland Youth Volunteer (PSYV) programme aims to strengthen the relationship with the police and young people, breaking down barriers and promoting positive role models. PSYV promotes a practical way for young people to understand policing by supporting the Police in their local area through volunteering. As part of this, young people are given a chance for their voice to be heard and encouraged to promote good citizenship. The programme is open to all young people aged 13 – 17, this allows those people to get an insight into policing in Scotland and inspire individuals to participate positively within their communities.

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Restrictions

Anyone aged under 18 would still be eligible for being a Youth Volunteer in the group.
Experience required: To become an Adult Volunteer you must be at least 18 years of age and be able to dedicate a minimum of three hours per month for volunteering events. All adults are required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme. Training and guidance will be provided although adults will be expected to bring their own skills and experiences to the role.
Travel details: Weekly session on a Wednesday evening at Letham St Marks Church, Perth or Perth Police Station. Volunteering usually at weekends with the meet and return point usually being Perth Police Station.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Travel expenses are available.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 6 months ago

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