Fundraising Volunteer Ambassadors (local & remote)

Employer
Care for Veterans
Location
Worthing, West Sussex
Salary
Volunteer
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Sector
Care, Public Sector, Charity, Fundraising
Function
Voluntary
Contract Type
Voluntary
Hours
Flexible

Job Details

Department lead by:     

Volunteering Coordinator (Fundraising team)

 

Why we need you:    

The Lead Volunteer would be essential in leading and assisting with small community events.

Care for Veterans provides residential nursing care and rehabilitation to anyone who has served in the Armed Forces and relies on dedicated volunteers to help in a variety of ways.

 

What will I be doing:

Leading at fundraising event (Supermarkets/Miliary shows/Fayres etc –) Collecting and setting up equipment, manning stalls and overseeing other volunteers.

  • Ambassador for the charity and working within the local community to raise awareness.
  •  Coordinate fundraising volunteers @ collections.
  •  You will be involved in various third-party events such as bucket collections, local fundraising events such as golf days, car events and fetes and fairs.
  •  Looking out for opportunities for the charity e.g. finding venues, generating fundraising ideas, etc.
  • Promoting volunteer opportunities to increase the number of volunteers available to support at events.

 

What skills, knowledge and experience do I need:

  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Good organisational skills and ability to maintain records (preferably using excel)  
  • Reasonable level of fitness
  • Please note this is an active role with some considerable carrying and lifting.  
  • Ability to travel within a 50-mile radius - You must be a car driver with access to a vehicle as you will be attending various events with equipment (Essential).
  •  Honesty & Responsibility – you will be responsible for handling money and equipment at events.

 

What benefits can I expect:

  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to Care for Veterans and raising funds to support our vital work.
  •  The enjoyment of meeting new people in your community and working as part of our skilled and friendly fundraising team and volunteer family.
  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills in areas such as communication and marketing.
  • The opportunity to work alongside a highly experienced fundraising team.
  • Once you have completed your training you will be invited to our Volunteer Thank You events, receive t-shirt, name badge and volunteer handbook.   
  • All Expenses paid (Entrance fees, Millage, Food costs up to £10 per day (local events £5 food cost under 5 hours)

 

How much time do I need to commit:

This will vary according to what is going on.  Some weekends or evenings although some things will be daytime activities. All collections and community events dates and times will be known well in advance.

Regular communication with the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Where will I be based:

Working in the Community but visits to Care for Veterans to collect and return equipment.  Sometimes helping the Care for Veterans offices.

 

Will there be training:

  • Induction training

You will also receive an introduction to fundraising training delivered by the Volunteer Coordinator and introduced to the fundraising team so you are confident of the fundraising code and can be confident representing the charity as an ambassador.

 

Do I need a DBS:              Yes (undertaken by Care for Veterans)

Who will I report to:       Jaime Mootealoo, 01903 218 350, j.mootealoo@careforveterans.org.uk

How do I apply: Application form.  References required.

 

Company

Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 to care for those soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. For over 100 years, we have provided long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end-of-life care to disabled ex-armed forces personnel from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services.

We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach towards the care and rehabilitation of our residents, which includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and neuropsychology, as well as social and recreational activities and a chaplaincy service – all delivered from our facilities in Worthing, West Sussex.

Currently, our residents range in age from 20-100 years old, and the majority of those we care for have an Acquired Brain Injury or a degenerative neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s. We can provide specialist care for people with Acquired Brain Injury, and award-winning end-of-life care.

We accept residents aged 18 and over and can accommodate up to 65 residents. Anyone who has served in HM Forces at any time or in any capacity, and also immediate family members of someone who has served in HM Forces, is eligible for admission at Care for Veterans.

We receive no regular Government funding and each year need to raise over £1.5 million to enable us to continue our first-class and award-winning care. We do this via individuals, companies and trusts, and any help that we receive is very much appreciated and very well spent on the veterans in our care.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
01903 213458
Location
Boundary Road
Worthing
Sussex
bn114lj
United Kingdom

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