Events & Fundraising Volunteer

Medical Detection Dogs is funded purely by voluntary contributions, without our fundraisers, we would not be able to continue to support people with life threatening health conditions. If you enjoy fundraising, organising events and engaging with the local community, why not become an active fundraiser? You will make a real difference to the work we do, you will have lots of fun, meet lots of new friends and contribute directly to a worthwhile cause. It doesn’t matter how much time you give – some events are occasional and others require a greater commitment. This volunteer opportunity is great for everyone to become involved!
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Raising awareness and funds for Medical Detection Dogs
• Working with staff and volunteers
• Assisting with street collections or at local supermarkets
• Helping on stalls and sell our merchandise
• Keep accurate records of what we sell
• Counting donations
• Organising your own event
• Taking part in a fun run or challenge
• Attending local events organised by Regional Support groups or by Medical Detection Dogs staff
• Welcoming visitors to events, talking to members of the public about our work, answering any questions and queries they have
• Help set up and pack away at events
• Attending cheque presentations on behalf of the charity
• Keeping up to date with the charity’s news, information and developments
• Following all basic paperwork and money handling procedures

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Good communication and interpersonal skills
Act as an Ambassador
Friendly, comiitted, honest
Work as part of a team
Enthusiastic, organised, confident and motivated

Areas of Interest: Animals, Community, Education, Health and wellbeing, Medicine
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Employee Volunteers, Groups, Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students, With friends, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Campaigning, Fundraising, Research
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Medical Detection Dogs
Organisation Profile: Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases , such as cancer, insamples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual's personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event. We receive no government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public