Fundraising Group Coordinator (to cover Rochdale & surrounding areas)

As a Fundraising Group Co-ordinator, you will be the key contact for fundraising in your local community and help co-ordinate a group of like-minded volunteers to raise money through a variety of activities such as collections, social events and tea parties. You must be over 18 to apply. The role is home-based.
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 1st April 2022
End date: 1st January 2024
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:

What you’ll be doing:
• Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area.
• Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers.
• Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area.
• Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed.
• Being a passionate local ambassador for Guide Dogs’ work.
• Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers.
• Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy.
• Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs.
• Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner.

Requirements: Willing to travel by public transport or find own way to volunteering location
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Ideally you will:
• Have good communication and team-working skills.
• Be able to generate enthusiasm.
• Be in a position to organise and chair regular group meetings (min 4 per year).
• Able to motivate people.
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are keen to get involved, please contact us for a chat. We are open to suggestions where possible or may be able to suggest an alternative position.

Areas of Interest: Animals, Community, Disability, Event, Health and safety
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Fundraising, Management, Mentoring
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Managing people, Organising, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Guide Dogs
Organisation Profile: Guide Dogs is a charity which provides a wide range of services to support blind and partially sighted children and adults. We’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. Children and adults. Friends and family. Whoever you are, our expert staff, volunteers and life-changing dogs are here to help you: live actively, live independently, live well. Every six minutes in the UK, approximately one more person loses their sight. Every day, 250 more people join the two million people already living with sight loss. And this number is set to double by 2050. On a daily basis our work transforms the lives of many people, helping them to lead lives of independence and freedom and we wouldn’t be able to do this without the support and dedication of our incredible volunteers who give their time in a large number of different roles.
Charity number: 209617