SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Grampian Branch)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038056

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. Our teams of trained volunteers and employees provide practical, emotional and financial assistance to the Armed Forces community enabling them to thrive.

Current opportunity

Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA–The Armed Forces Charity in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If you already have some fundraising experience that would be great too but it’s not essential. As Fundraising Coordinator, you would work with your local SSAFA branch to develop a Fundraising Plan. You would be central to delivering this local plan to raise funds through a range of local sources including grants, trusts, appeals, collections and events. *What would you be doing? • Developing an ethical fundraising plan based on the needs of the branch and choosing a mix of sources. • Working with the branch secretary and Regional Fundraising Manager, recruit a team of fundraising volunteers to support events, appeals and collections. • Working with the Regional Fundraising Manager, support national fundraising campaigns. • Working with the Branch Publicity Officer, develop opportunities to combine awareness and fundraising. • Planning and running local appeals, collections and events. • Identifying and submitting applications to appropriate trusts and grant funding organisations. • Working with Marketing staff at central office check that all fundraising materials meet SSAFA branding style and current key messages. • Liaise with Regional Fundraising Manager when pursuing opportunities beyond local sources e.g. corporates, • Evaluate fundraising activities and provide reports and information for the branch. • Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA including all sections of the community in awareness raising. • 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.) *What can you gain from this volunteering role? • Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others • Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support clients • Support from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community • Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews • Better physical and mental health –studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression! A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Shirley Lumby, Administration Coordinator at email: or telephone: 07938 099 547.