Volunteer Fundraising Assistant

Organisation Name: Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Hull & Humber Mobility Team

Organisation Address:
Hull Community Team
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Unit 3, Annie Reed Road
Beverley HU17 0LF
Tel: 0800 781 1444
website: www.guidedogs.org.uk
Follow us on Twitter @gdhumberlincs
www.facebook.com/GuideDogsHull

Organisation's Cause:
Disability Services

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Advice / Information / Support
Campaigning / Lobbying / Ambassador
Community Work
Fundraising

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York
At Home / Digitally
Close to York

Role description:
What does the role involve?
• Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers
• Researching venues for collections, events and telephoning and writing to venues to request collections and completing application forms for street collections
• Where required, contacting local fundraising volunteers to ask if they will support the collection / event and arrange the collection rota
• Researching businesses and organisations in the area, and opportunities for our speakers to deliver talks
• Telephoning and writing to venues to request speaker engagements
and stores and other premises to secure placement of collection boxes and Life Size Dogs (large collection boxes)
• Telephoning to thank our volunteers / donors, whether this be collection box coordinators, speakers etc or companies that are naming a puppy, groups / individuals third party fundraising

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
To work as part of a team and to enjoy meeting people

• Ability to generate enthusiasm
• Good communication skills
• Organisational skills

Will there be a DBS check? No

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
Ongoing Volunteering

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
• Sense of satisfaction in seeing donations generated, so that Guide Dogs can provide guide dogs and other mobility services to enable people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else • Sense of wellbeing in making a difference in your local community • Opportunity to build experience for your CV

When are volunteers needed: As soon as possible

How to get involved:
Apply directly online or contact Linda Conway on Linda.Conway@guidedogs.org.uk or ring 0800 781 1444

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 31-12-2021