Make a difference today!
Join our Fabulous Fundraising Team and help us raise money to support even more individuals with combined sight and hearing loss
The role offundraising volunteer can be varied depending on what you are comfortable doing. There are so many activities that would help Deafblind UK and all are atremendous assistance to raising furtherawareness and reallyget local communitiesinvolved together,for instance you could...Run a coffee morning locally, organise a pub quiz, manage and arrange to have a stall at a localevent, put up posters in your local area or manage our local collection tins ... There's something for everyone!
We will give you the choice of role depending on the levelsof the assistance you can offer and commit too. We will ensure you are well supported not only through continuousadvice and guidance from yourlocal Fundraising Officer, but also give youfundraisingpacks with ideas for raising money and help you start and continueyour successful fundraisingjourney with us.
Do you need experience?
You don't necessarily need experience to become a fundraising volunteer with Deafblind UK.
We look forthose individuals who are creative with a strong desire to raise funds;enthusiastic and friendly, with good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills.You will be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people. You could have spare time during the days, evenings or weekends, able to commit to maybe once a month or a few hours a week. Whatever your background, if you want to make a difference then we want to hear from you!
What is a Community & Corporate Fundraising Volunteer?
We want you to make a valuable contribution to the success of the Corporate and Community Fundraising Team. You will use your flair, enthusiasm, communication skills and self-motivation to become part of the fundraising team to promote Deafblind UK in your community. This could involve running a coffee morning, pub quiz, a stall at an event, or speaking on behalf of the charity to potential supporters, attending cheque presentations or putting up posters. You will have the opportunity to organise events and engage your community in supporting us. All appropriate materials to support your role will be supplied by us including a volunteer fundraising pack with ideas for raising money and all the information you need to know. The Fundraising Team will be available to give you continuous support, advice and guidance.
The fundraising volunteer role can be varied depending on what you are comfortable doing. There are many activities that would help Deafblind UK, so you can be of tremendous assistance by even helping with some of the tasks below :
- Organising fundraising events within the local community – whether it be a quiz night in the local pub, a swim-a-thon or a classic coffee morning!
- Encouraging workmates, friends, family and the local community to join in the fun
- Ensuring events are run in line with Deafblind UK policies and procedures such as Health & Safety and Safeguarding
- Sharing your ideas and successes to inspire and support other Volunteer Fundraisers
- Working with the Fundraising Team to engage community organisations such as schools and places of worship in the work of Deafblind UK.
- Undertaking collections, including distributing collection tins
- Attending and supporting our fundraising events
- Support local fundraising and awareness events
- Putting up posters or handing out flyers
- Be a local contact for existing and new volunteers
What times do I need to commit to?
Your commitment can be short or long term, we are open to whatever precious time you are able to give, we will tailor your volunteering role to you, whether its once a month or every week, its your decision.
The role will suit people who …
- Have a warm, friendly and engaging manner
- Are active and engaged
- Have the ability to handle money
- Have the ability to work on own initiative
- Can empathise with the pressures on deafblind people, their families and understand the need for support
- Get on well with people from different backgrounds and work as part of a team
- Communicate effectively and confidently with a variety of audiences
- Can organise and run events, adhering to relevant policies and procedures at all times
- Have previous fundraising experience would be advantageous
- Can show a commitment to work within fundraising guidelines and policies
- Have a willingness to learn about deafblindness
- Have the ability to build and maintain relationships
- Are creative with a strong desire to raise funds
- Have an understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity
What are the benefits to you?
- Opportunities to meet like-minded people in your community
- Be part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Opportunity to develop self-confidence, marketing and fundraising skills
- The satisfaction of knowing you will be making a difference to real people’s lives
- Develop event management skills
- Establishing positive employability skills to help you in your career path
How do we support you?
We ensure all volunteers who join our team are well equipped to undertake any tasks and will provide training and supervision throughout your journey with us. Any specific training will be outlined within your onboarding and induction stages and then discussed at your reviews with your named lead contact.