In this lead, but flexible volunteer role, you will be the key contact for fundraising in your local community. We will offer you the opportunity to chat about what skills and availability you have to support us in this role.
A fundraising group coordinator, with the support of others in the team and a Guide Dogs fundraising manager, helps to organise and sometimes attend events, encourages local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy, builds relationships with local networks and most importantly, by giving their time, make a real difference by helping Guide Dogs to provide life changing services to people living with sight loss.
The main role of the fundraising group coordinator is to be responsible for coordinating a group of volunteers, with the support of others, to raise funds through events or other activities, delegating tasks to other members of the group as required and being the key contact in the local area.
“My advice to people is that they shouldn’t be put off by the word ‘fundraising’. We’re about much more than that as a group. Yes, we do raise money. But it’s also about building relationships, recruiting more volunteers, merchandising, building a community.” – Shirley, Fundraising Group Coordinator
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message at VolunteerScotNI@GuideDogs.org.uk and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
Tasks and responsibilities
• Build relationships and coordinate a group of fundraising volunteers to support you in your role
• Raise funds with the support of you team and be the key contact your local area
• Organising events (virtually and face to face) and delegating tasks and responsibilities to other volunteers within your fundraising group
• Ensuring fundraising policies and procedures are followed; including all supporting roles are maintaining required records.
Excellent support and any relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Includes induction training, ongoing support and training from a dedicated Volunteer Manager, lead volunteer training – coordinating.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference in the work of the Guide Dogs. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more information please email VolunteerScotNI@GuideDogs.org.uk