Below are some current volunteering opportunities from our list. Click on one for more details.
Reigate District Scouts are looking for Assistant Warden’s to assist the Warden to manage and maintain their secluded campsite at Jordan Heights on Reigate Hill. The activities will include.
- Maintenance of the fields, hedges, fences and the activity areas all in accordance with site safety and site rules.
- Cleaning and maintenance of the site environmental friendly ablution block.
- Helping with the activities in the site activity area which includes Archery, Rifle Shooting, Axe Throwing and a Climbing Wall etc.
- Other duties as may be specified, from time to time, by the Warden.
We are looking for a volunteer to:
Keep the outside area smart by sweeping leaves from the drive and main entrance.
Pruning plants as needed.
Watering plants in the summer.
Pressure washing the all weather play area if needed.
Not essential but would be an added benefit:
Taking items to the dump as and when needed
Carrying out some handy-person jobs inside the building from time to time.
Downlands Partnership are currently trying to recruit new volunteer stock checkers on some of their Grazing Sites. They have around 200 grazing animals – sheep, goats, ponies and cattle – spread out across the project area. The roles takes around one hour to complete each week. It includes counting the number of livestock and checking over the animals health. Also checking fencing/utility’s and report any issues. Volunteers are fully inducted on the site they have chosen. Currently they have a few spaces on their site in Tatsfield (near Oxted) on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Do you enjoy helping people? Want to build up your CV? Want to give something back? Want to serve your local community in a new way?
Merstham library are especially in need of volunteers on Tuesday morning and Saturday afternoons.
The British Red Cross charity shop in Redhill are looking for volunteers for the following roles:
eBay Volunteer, someone to check prices, attach labels to the items and list them in a record book to be sent to head office.
General volunteers, to ideally work on the till, shop floor and assist with stock and deliveries. Volunteers need to work a minimum of 4.5 hours a week.
Springfit offer people of all ages, experience and ability to gain experience in teaching the beneficial sport of trampolining in classes at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley and St Bede’s School in Redhill. You will be fully mentored by a qualified and experienced Head Coach, help children enjoy and benefit from involvement in sport on a recreational level for fun and fitness. No experience is necessary. Be part of a friendly and supportive team bringing joy and health benefits to children. The Academy provides the opportunity to undertake qualifications at discounted rates should it be of interest. Timings are weekday evening’s or 9am-2pm on weekends (minimum of one to four hours per week).
Springfit offer people of all ages, experience and ability to gain experience in teaching the sports of gymnastics and/or trampolining through links with local recreational clubs. Learn how to safely and effectively support gymnasts in classes at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley and St Bede’s School in Redhill. You will be fully mentored by a qualified and experienced Head Coach, help children enjoy and benefit from involvement in sport on a recreational level for fun and fitness. No experience is necessary. Be part of a friendly and supportive team bringing joy and health benefits to children. The Academy provides the opportunity to undertake qualifications at discounted rates should it be of interest. Timings are weekday evening’s or 9am-2pm on weekends (minimum of one to four hours per week).
Volunteer car drivers needed to call and pick up members to go to club meetings and return them home. A full driving licence and the use of own car is essential. DBS check will be needed. Timings are Wednesday and Thursday daytime. The Scheme aims to enable older people to remain independent in their own homes and reduce isolation by providing visitors, social networks, shopping trips and transport.
Surrey Families Volunteer Host Services provides emergency accommodation on a temporary basis to 16-21 year old’s who are at risk of being homeless. They are looking for volunteers to welcome a young person to stay in their home for a couple of nights, which enables them to assess the young person’s family situation, resolve conflict and find appropriate longer term accommodation if necessary. Volunteer Host’s must have a spare bedroom, give access to communal facilities such as a kitchen and bathroom and commit to offer a young person to stay for one or two nights at least every three months.
A wonderful opportunity for someone who enjoys meeting people to come and “join their family”. They are based in Merstham and run a day centre three days a week for older people from the local area. They pride themselves on providing a safe and friendly centre and are looking for someone who has a passion for cleaning to come along to help maintain a high standard of cleanliness. Timings are flexible to suit volunteers on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Friday’s from 9am-3pm.
Live at Home (LAH) are looking to offer their members a new service in the coming months called Friendship down the Line.
This is a telephone befriending service, for their members, who through no fault of their own, may not want to or cant get out as often as they would like, to talk to someone.
Live at Home will provide a befriending service to those members, and from the comfort of their own home, they will receive a weekly phone call from a lovely LAH volunteer. Not having someone to talk to can be quite lonely. But having a friendly voice giving you a call every week, for a chat, asking how your week is and who is genuinely interested in what you have been up to, is definitely something nice to look forward too.
Volunteers can also sign post members to any of their other services they currently offer, and will get further information from the LAH office about any other services available in the area.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) deliver a range of rehabilitation services to people who have been sentenced by a court to either custody or community supervision.
Do you consider yourself to be on the road to recovery and leading a crime-free life?
Could you become a peer mentor and use your experience to help others stop offending?
Do you have?
- Involvement either currently or within the last 12 months as a service user of KSS CRC.
- A willingness to use your experience to help others.
- Good communication skills
- The desire to develop and build on your skills as a mentor.
- 2/3 hours per week to volunteer with them.
What do peer mentors do?
- Provide up to six sessions of support to service users who have requested a peer mentor.
- Help service users to identify actions they need to take to achieve their goals.
- Motivate, encourage and celebrate success by service users.
- Take responsibility for their own personal development.
- Help develop the Peer Mentoring Service across KSS CRC and raise awareness of the training programme.
What are the benefits of being a peer mentor?
- Build confidence in your own skills and experiences.
- Achieve an accredited Level 2 Progression Award in Mentoring.
- Demonstrate the important ‘soft skills’ that employers are looking for, such as effective communication, time management, decision-making, creativity and problem-solving.
- Receive one-to-one support to help you look at further training, employment and volunteering opportunities.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC deliver a range of rehabilitation services to people who have been sentenced by a court to either custody or community supervision and who are classed as low to medium risk. They are looking for patient, proactive, fair, friendly, assertive and reliable individuals with good communication skills to bring their experiences and insights into they work we do.
Through the Gate is a mentoring service for those being released from prison onto licence into Surrey. Volunteer Mentors will be providing support up to 12 weeks prior to release and up to 12 weeks post release.
They want you to spend time with their service users, taking an interest in their lives, supporting them emotionally and practically through advocacy work and providing some consistency at a difficult time. In doing this you can make a real positive difference.
It is challenging and rewarding work, which helps reduce re-offending and by improving lives, makes our communities safer. It is also satisfying giving time, meeting new people, sharing skills and learning new ones.
If you are thinking of starting a career in the field of social work, criminal justice, substance misuse, debt, advocacy or counselling then you will gain invaluable experience.
An Enhanced DBS will be required. Three days intensive training is also a necessity and must be attended by all volunteers, prior to working with service users.
The Family Support Team is one of the routes of Surrey’s Early Help offer, which brings agencies and professionals together, meaning that a family can access support services through a single coordinated family plan. The South East Team – covering Mole Valley District, Reigate and Banstead Borough and Tandridge District – is part of the Surrey-wide approach to the Government’s Troubled Families Programme. They are based in the offices of each of the three Councils which work together to deliver the programme. They are looking for volunteers to support refugee families, of Syrian descent moving into the area, to settle in to a new country, which may include learning a new language and adapting to the culture and lifestyle of the UK. They are looking for English Teaching volunteers to offer their families roughly 8 weeks intensive lessons in the family home once they arrive or until they have a college place, this would vary from family to family. Ideally the volunteer would visit the home once or twice a week for about an 1 hour to an 1 ½ hours.
Volunteers will be matched with a member of the scheme who has similar interests. Times to suit volunteer and client. Good listening skills are essential and no qualifications are required. DBS check will be needed. The Scheme aims to enable older people to remain independent in their own homes and reduce isolation by providing visitors, social networks, shopping trips and transport.
The bereavement support training course equips the volunteer with knowledge and understanding of grief to enable them to carry out this role. No previous experience is required, simply a supportive and caring manner and a genuine desire to help those who have been bereaved. The bereavement training course dates 2018: 13th January, 20th January, 3rd February, 18th March and 25th March.
No qualification required. Supportive and caring manner. Genuine desire to help. Non-judgemental. Must treat all information with confidentiality.
Most branch meetings are held at St Clement’s Church School in West Ewell. Surrey East area covers Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge, Mole Valley and Epsom & Ewell.
Training cost £300, which will need to be meet by the volunteer.
Kent Surrey and Sussex CRC deliver a range of rehabilitation services to people who have been sentenced by a court to either custody or community supervision. Their goal is to reduce re offending and in doing so, improve people’s lives – potential victims as well as the perpetrators of crime. They do this specifically by steering people away from offending. Their approach to rehabilitation puts the service user at the heart of their own journey to a crime-free life and is designed to address the underlying causes of offending. They call it My Solution Rehabilitation Programme. They are looking for Mentor Volunteers to help support service users on probation throughout their order/licence period. They work with service users across all levels of risk and support their volunteers to fulfil their work and personal goals. Working as a volunteer is a great way of building your skills while doing something that is really worthwhile and rewarding. As a volunteer, you can make a real difference to the lives of their service users, enabling them to play an active role in their community and contributing to reducing their re-offending.
When someone is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as cancer or Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a Brigitte Trust volunteer provides emotional and practical help to client and carer. They provide full training and ongoing support and ask for a commitment of three hours each week plus monthly supervision. Their next free training course is TBC. After training, volunteers are supported as they visit their first families, offering respite for carers shopping, transport and, importantly, the opportunity to share some of the many feelings a serious diagnosis brings. Volunteers also offer bereavement support and are fully supported in peer group supervision led by a professional trainer.
An opportunity for someone to work with a thriving group of young adults with additional needs helping them to develop functional life skills and confidence. There would be the opportunity to gather experience working within a drinks service, preparing typical cafÃ© mains such as jacket potatoes and baguettes, preparing a weekly special, cake making, working the cafÃ© setting up and looking after regular cafe customers. They are looking for an additional volunteer to help out in the YMCA cafÃ© on Thursdays . The cafÃ© runs every Thursday between 9.30am – 2.30pm and are looking for someone to commit to between September and December. They are happy to look at a Level 2 food safety or potentially other hygiene/food qualification if need be.
SeeAbility is a charity which supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. They are looking for more volunteers at their two homes in Horley to spend time with residents chatting, reading, cooking, doing crosswords, gardening or going out for coffee or meals.
There are no set times to volunteer – you can volunteer at times that suit you either during the week or at weekends.
Do you have a strong sense of Justice?
Do you have a good understanding of current social issues and the impact they may have on our clients and local communities?
Would you like to volunteer to be part of team with similar interests?
Do you have basic IT skills?
By using evidence collected from our clients, you can help to bring about changes in local and national policies and services.
This will benefit many people, even those who have never used Citizens Advice services.
As a Campaign volunteer you will be involved in a variety of areas depending upon your skills and the time you have available. You might;
- Raise awareness with staff and volunteers of current social policy issues.
- Check evidence forms for quality regarding clients’ issues and problems.
- Identify and raise relevant issues with Citizens Advice nationally.
- Conduct research and write reports.
- Get involved in media campaigning.
- Liaise with other bureaux and external agencies.
They are looking for enthusiastic volunteer(s) who can take responsibility for running the office particularly when the rest of the team are out undertaking education activities. As part of the small education team at Gatton Park, this role will involve manning the phone, taking bookings, giving information on events, checking emails. marketing etc. Additionally you will ensure that the rest of the team of education volunteers have their tasks and be a point of contact for those volunteers on on that day. By volunteering with them you will allow the charity to reach more children and give them the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.
As part of a small team you will be involved in all aspects of running the environmental education centre at Gatton Park – administration work, marketing, producing educational materials, promotional mailing etc. You can have an area of responsibility or carry out whatever tasks are required that day. With your support, as a charity, they can reach more children and give them the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.
East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge. They are looking for a regular volunteer – currently on a Monday morning from 9.30am-1pm. To help with admin duties including mailshots, conference packs, laminating, photocopying, answering phone etc. We also sometimes require additional help at particularly busy times in which case this would be ad hoc. You will need to be computer literate, Excel and Word, with good organisational skills and a level of flexibility. Due to the nature of the work that East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services carry out confidentiality is a key part of the role, especially when dealing with sensitive information.
The aim of the charity is to offer short breaks to disadvantaged children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy the open spaces that the local surroundings can offer them. Many of the children experience unhappy family backgrounds and cope on a daily basis with the entirely undesirable but all too common problems of living in a big city. Sadly some of the children that stay at the house are subject to supervision and care orders. The Old Pheasantry, based in Mogador can provide a safe environment in which the young groups can live and carry out group activities. It also provides a base from which the visiting groups of children can return from day trips such as a day at the seaside or local sports centres or just a day in the beautiful countryside that is just on our doorstep. They are looking for some Office Help to help the Manager with general office duties e.g. diary management, responding to emails, answering the phone,listening to answerphone messages and responding to these. Timings are flexible (Monday – Friday) and can be discussed with the Manager.
The trust are looking to recruit volunteers to assist the Facility Manager in the provision of services under development for the Armed Forces Community, The main activities of the role are:
-To have some connection or understanding of Armed Forces Culture
-To assist in the marketing and development of the service’s
-To signpost people to other MCFT courses/activities and to other local organisations where appropriate
-To undertake varied administrative roles as requested
-To assist at Ben’s Place.
-To undertake the MHFA Armed Forces Community Training
-All volunteers will be given induction training and will be offered the opportunity to develop their personal and work related skills through training offered both in house and by other providers locally. All reasonable expenses incurred as a result of attending training will be reimbursed.
Monday to Friday for a 2 – 3 hrs per session, on a regular basis.
Local branches of Parkinson’s UK are looking for volunteers to assist with the production and distribution of the branch’s newsletter. You will be working at local level to contribute to the goals of Parkinson’s UK by
- Producing the newsletter and collecting the content from local contacts
- Formatting and editing the newsletter so that it is engaging and on brand
- Liaising with local contacts to produce a final product and sending it on to them
- Agreeing a time line for the next newsletter.
Most of this role can be performed from home.
The Patchworking Garden Project based in Dorking, promotes the improvement of well being as a result of accessing the therapeutic benefits of gardening in a volunteer supported environment which include better physical health, improved psychological health, improved social opportunities, learning new skills and access to natural environment. They are looking for admin support to help organise rotas of volunteers to ensure sickness and holiday can be covered and the sessions run with a safe minimum amount of support. Help organise the waiting list and allocation of spaces for those attending the 6 week induction course in the morning sessions, or run the list of those signing up to attend in the afternoons. Help develop a system whereby anyone who supports them is thanked in a timely fashion then kept abreast of developments with a regular supporters newsletter.
YMCA East Surrey are looking for a Receptionist to be based at Hillbrook House in Redhill. The role will involve providing a friendly welcome to residents and members of the public. To help operate efficiently the Reception area, dealing with enquiries and concerns. Role includes answering phones, taking messages, letting people in and out of the building and a little light office work. Timings: Wednesday afternoons between 2-4pm.
The Children’s Trust are looking for an IT Helpdesk Assistant to be part of their busy, friendly and dynamic team providing essential administrative support with their helpdesk.
What will the role involve?
- Answering phone calls
- Logging and updating helpdesk requests
- Opportunity to work with industry standard software packages and IT infrastructure
- Providing administrative support where needed
What skills and experience will you need?
- Confidence with Microsoft Office
- Friendly and professional phone manner
- Adaptability and flexibility
- A ‘can do’ attitude
Home-Start East Surrey promotes the welfare of needy families with at least one child under five years of age. As a general rule there is no contact with the families and children with this role but confidentiality plays a key role. They are looking for Management Committee Members to join a friendly and enthusiastic committee to fill the role of Treasurer and general Trustees. You will need an interest in promoting the essential family support work of Home-Start East Surrey in the community. You will need to have previous experience as a Treasurer or Board Member of a charity. Home-Start Trustees meet around 10 times a year in the evenings in the Redhill, Reigate or Oxted. Each Trustee is allocated a specific role and should expect to spend at least 8-10 hours per month on their duties. It is an important role, carrying legal and financial responsibilities which will require a time commitment.
Reigate & Redhill Live at Home Scheme are seeking volunteer chefs at the Redhill Club to cook once a month for approximately 25 people on a Wednesday. You would need to complete a food hygiene course first which takes approximately 2 hours. The Live at Home Scheme aims to enable older people to remain independent in their own homes and to reduce isolation by providing visitors, social networks, shopping trips and transport.
MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts Festival seek a Treasurer and Trustee. They’re looking for an active or retired accountant or financial director, experienced in maintaining accounts, and financial and business planning. They require a self-directed individual who is keen to join a committed Board and help the charity develop a financial plan for sustainability. An interest in some aspect of the arts – music, theatre, dance, literature, visuals arts etc – is also important.
Board meetings 4-6 times per year, plus monthly planning meetings with the festival management team, in the run up to the next festival in July 2018, for budget monitoring and financial guidance. This is a volunteer role, as are all Board positions. Meetings are held in Epsom or Ewell.
Banstead Community Junior School (BCJS) is seeking to appoint new governors to join its governing body from December 2017. BCJS is a 3 form entry Junior School for ages 7 to 11, and is located at The Horseshoe in Banstead.
School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and their role is key to the effectiveness of a school. School governors are like trustees and they help the school with its strategy, hold the head teacher to account for the school’s performance and make sure the school’s budget is properly managed.
Becoming a school governor is very rewarding. It is also needs to be a serious commitment. You would be required to attend a minimum of 4 full governing body meetings each year. You may also be asked to join a Committee and attend 2 or 3 Committee meetings each term. In addition, you may take on further responsibilities and will be asked to undertake a number of focused school visits each year. All meetings take place before or after school hours.
ESRTP is a charity based in Oxted concerned with providing accessible transport throughout east Surrey, with particular emphasis on the Tandridge area. They are looking for a Trustee with experience in any of the following areas: financial, knowledge of transport operations, running a business, fundraising, publicity, website management, or just a person sympathetic with the work they do with the disabled and elderly within the community.
ESRA (The Employment Support Retraining Agency) has been based in Redhill and operating actively as mental health support charity for almost 40 years.
By joining ESRA as a Trustee at this exciting time you will help to move the organisation onto the next stage in their development, deciding their future path and partnership arrangements while they continue to offer outstanding guidance to individuals with mental health issues in Redhill and across East Surrey and supporting them on their journey back to into work and within work.
Their Trustee board has responsibility for ensuring that ESRA
- complies with its governing documents, charity law and other statutory legislation
- is financially stable and uses its resources for its charitable purpose
- has firm strategic direction
Trustees will need to attend quarterly meetings of the Board and also to get involved in other ways such as supporting research and fact-finding, developing strategy or working with staff and volunteers on projects related to the Trustee’s specialism.
They are particularly keen to hear from local people with specialised knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Charity Legal/Governance
- Research and fact-finding
They would also very much welcome applications from those who have worked in or been beneficiaries of mental health services or who have worked in or with mental health or employability support providers.
SeeAbility is a charity which supports individuals with sight loss and multiple disabilities. A resident at one of their homes in Horley would like to learn braille. He has learned some braille in the past and now wishes to take it up again; he is at stage/grade 2 and SeeAbility are looking for a volunteer to support him. The day and time of the week when you volunteer can be flexible but they are hoping you can make a regular commitment e.g once a week, once a month.
The Include Choir is a community choir with a difference! They are a choir for people with and without communication or learning difficulties – using Makaton signs and other inclusive communication techniques when they sing and rehearse. They are looking to create a photographic record of the choir’s activities and events, which can be used to create visual supports for choir members, as well as for publicity / social media to raise awareness of the choir. The role will include: Attending The Include Choir rehearsals to take photographs. Ensure photographs are sent on to Choir Director by following day. Provide advice around editing / uploading images to social media. Attend all concerts, or as many as possible. Time Commitments: Attend at least four Include Choir sessions each term (7.30 – 9 on Wednesdays, 3 x 12 week terms. Attend concerts / performances / workshops as agreed each term (often 3-4 sessions per term)- period of attendance at each event is negotiable). Time commitment can be split between 2 or more volunteers if feasible.
The Salvation Army charity shop in Redhill are looking for an electrician or an individual with PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) testing experience to PAT test donated goods. Hours are to suit volunteer. You must be PAT qualified and all work is to be carried out on site.
The Support Group Coordinator takes care of all aspects of the Support Group, individually or part of a group of volunteers. The volunteer will ensure that the group follows the aims and objectives of Parkinson’s UK. Local groups are run by volunteers who usually have experience of Parkinson’s and are supported by professional staff. The local group network offers friendship and support to everyone living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers across the UK. They are looking for somebody to support their group based in Reigate. The role includes; Acting as a contact for local and UK office staff. Arranging speakers for group meetings, organising fundraising activities, room bookings and refreshments, entertainment, outings and meals out. And to agree with local Volunteer Coordinator an annual budget forecast. Group meetings are held on on the 3rd Thursday of the month (alternative months). The volunteer would also be asked to attend approx. 4 committee meetings a year. An ideal role for someone with strong leadership and organisational skills. Good communication skills and report writing skills are essential and being comfortable in a public speaking role would be beneficial.
Would you like to learn new skills?
Want to give something back?
Interested in meeting new people?
Time on your hands?
Why not volunteer at Gatton?
Gatton Park is set in the beautiful landscape of the Surrey Hill. Volunteers are essential to all aspects of Gatton Park. Get involved in helping with the maintenance of the gardens and parkland. You don’t have to be an expert to help but any experience is useful. Timings – Every other Saturday from 10am – 3pm but you are welcome to volunteer either in the morning or afternoon.
East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS) is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge. They are looking for volunteers to join their Friends of ESDAS, who are volunteers that are asked to be available for ad hoc support such as, events, fundraising, interpreting, PR & marketing, graphic designing, publicity working members, giving short talks to interested groups, transport, etc. All out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. You will be asked to provide a reference and will be welcome to attend Day One of the Volunteer Induction programme which will include a half day training overview of ‘What is Domestic Abuse’ and will familiarise you with the workings and ethos of ESDAS. If you cannot attend this full day training there will be further information sessions available.
Citizen Advice Reigate & Banstead are looking for a Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator. You will mainly be based at their bureau in Banstead with occasional meetings across the Borough. The purpose of the role is to assist the bureau in obtaining resources for the services they provide to the local community. This could be: money, help in kind and equipment.
Main duties and responsibilities may include:
- Identifying possible sources of funding in the community such as: local businesses, individuals and charitable trusts.
- Working with the Fundraising Sub-committee to fit funders to projects being developed in the bureau.
- Developing a relationship with local funders so that they are aware of bureau activities.
- Developing and maintaining a database of supporters and donors.
- Communicate with donors and interested parties in a timely and courteous manner and record communications on the data base.
- Write to regular donors who have reached an anniversary or stopped their donations.
- Assist with the compilation of our Monthly Newsletter and liaise regularly with our Research and Campaigns coordinator.
- Prepare progress updates on campaigns for our social media outlets.
- Developing a ‘Friends of the bureau’ group to encourage and promote community fundraising.
- Facilitating the Fundraising sub-committee within the bureau.
- Assisting with the drafting and preparation of publicity materials for fundraising campaigns.
- Support the Fundraising sub-committee with organising fundraising events.
- Assist the Fundraising sub-committee to explore new opportunities.
- Willingness to attend and contribute to bureau volunteer meetings and training sessions.
- Identify and undertake further training where necessary.
NSPCC Surrey are looking for volunteers who would like to help the NSPCC raise money to support their vital services in your local area. Do you have wonderful and exciting fundraising ideas? Can you organise bake sales, charity golf days or coffee mornings? You will be volunteering with a group of people in your local area. No previous experience required, just passion and enthusiasm to get involved. This role is based in your local area, the time and commitment is flexible and it is open to DofE students over 16 years old.
As a Community Fundraiser volunteer you will lead the collection tin activity in your local area, placing tins in local cafes, shops etc. Every 2-3 months you will collect the full tins and replace with new ones, returning the funds to the Hospice. You could also support other varied community fundraising activity such as delivering posters to your local Princess Alice Shop and distributing leaflets. You will be provided with initial and ongoing training. The tin collections will take place in an area, local to you, that has been agreed between you and the hospice. You will be required to visit the hospice in Esher about once a month.
The areas that we need Community Fundraisers are: Addlestone, Banstead, Brentford, Chertsey, Dorking, East Sheen, Esher, Ewell, Feltham, Hampton, Hownslow, Isleworth, Kingston, Leatherhead, New malden, Raynes Park, Stanwell, Surbiton, Sutton, Tadworth, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Tolworth, Virginia Waters, Worcester Park.
Assist with local fundraising activities with the Alzheimer’s Society. Involvement can range from contributing ideas to the fundraising plan; helping organise events; management of street/ store collections and thinking of new ways to generate income. Timings are flexible for as much or as little as the volunteer can undertake.
The Children’s Trust are looking for collection box coordinators to help them raise over £75,000 every year.
Coordinators place their boxes in their local community and every few months tally up the funds before paying into The Children’s Trust.
You’ll develop relationships with your local shops, businesses and other organisations, tell them about The Children’s Trust and encourage them to fundraise for them by placing one of their boxes in their establishment.
What will the role involve?
- Identifying and placing collection boxes in suitable locations
- Speaking confidently about the work of The Children’s Trust and the difference the boxes will make
- Emptying boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided. Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts
- Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/amounts banked
- If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location.
What skills and experience will you need?
- Experience of working on your own initiative and as part of a team
- Excellent communication skills
- Adaptability and flexibility
- A ‘can do’ attitude
Community Fundraising Groups consist of volunteers who come together in their local communities to hold exciting fundraising events, raise awareness and have a lot of fun while they do it! Their support is crucial to BHF work and it helps to power their research on an ongoing basis. By becoming a BHF group member, you are joining an empowered network of dedicated fundraisers who help the BHF to save and improve lives. Quite simply, without volunteers like you, they couldn’t continue their pioneering work. Responsibility of a Fundraising Group Member:
ï‚· Support your local group in organising and running fundraising events.
ï‚· Build strong relationships with all group members and actively recruit new members.
ï‚· Represent the charity in your community, acting as the face of the BHF.
ï‚· Ensure group activities comply with relevant law and BHF policy.
ï‚· Work alongside your local Fundraising Manager.
The Children’s Trust are looking for Bucketeers to join their team and take part in bucket collections in your local area. You’ll have fun, meet new people whilst raising vital funds for children with brain injury and neurodisability.
What will the role involve?
- Joining their fabulous community fundraising team, to help them raise as much money as they can for children with brain injury and neurodisability
- Raising money using collection buckets at designated underground, train stations, supermarkets and other public locations.
- Acting as a positive and friendly representative of The Children’s Trust
- Answering basic questions about the work of The Children’s Trust
What skills and experience will you need?
- No skills or experience needed!
The Include Choir is a community choir with a difference! They are a choir for people with and without communication or learning difficulties – they use Makaton signs and other inclusive communication techniques when they sing and rehearse.
They are looking for a Fundraising Assistant to work with the Music & Communication Director to raise funds for the Choir. The role will include but not limited to: Meeting regularly with the M & C Director and other volunteers as appropriate.
Identify opportunities for the choir to raise funds. Assist in writing funding bids. Be an advocate for the choir. Attend at least one choir workshop and performance per team. Time commitment: Flexible – to be agreed with the M & C Director (between 2-12 hours per month).
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