Volunteer Fundraising Group Coordinator

3 Roles: Rochdale area, Wigan area & Bolton area
Unpaid Voluntary Role, Expenses Covered
03 Feb 2022
31 Jul 2022
GM Fundraising Coordinator
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

As a Fundraising Group Co-ordinator, you will be the key contact for fundraising in your local community and help co-ordinate a group of like-minded volunteers to raise money through a variety of activities such as collections, social events and tea parties. You must be over 18 to apply.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area.
  • Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers.
  • Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area.
  • Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed.
  • Being a passionate local ambassador for Guide Dogs’ work.
  • Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers.
  • Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy.
  • Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs.
  • Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner.

Ideally you will: 

  • Have good communication and team-working skills.
  • Be able to generate enthusiasm.
  • Be in a position to organise and chair regular group meetings (min 4 per year).
  • Able to motivate people.

If you don’t feel you tick every box but are keen to get involved, please contact us for a chat. We are open to suggestions where possible or may be able to suggest an alternative position.

You’ll Get:

  • To support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
  • The opportunity to learn new skills.
  • To make a difference in your local community.
  • A sense of satisfaction in seeing donations generated.
  • Resources to support fundraising, such as stock to sell.
  • To work with committed and passionate people.
  • Any pre-agreed expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy. Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket.

Training and Support:

At Guide Dogs we recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers certification which means we take volunteering seriously and offer a great level of support and invest in our volunteer’s success. You will have a dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.

Training will include:

  • Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role.
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training.
  • Regular and ongoing advice and support from Guide Dogs.

If you have questions about the training requirements, we can answer these at your interview along with any other support or accessibility needs you may have.

Application Instructions:

  • You can apply for this volunteer role directly via the Guide Dogs website.
  • The application form should take around 10 minutes
  • You will need details of two suitable referees:
    • who have known you for 2 years or more,
    • are not related to you,
    • do not live at the same address as you.

Once complete, a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your application with you and your suitability for the role.

If you would like to get a bit more information before applying please email anna.lucey@guidedogs.org.uk.

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