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      Fundraising Group Leader - South West

      As Fundraising Group Leader, you’ll be either organising events that appeal to you and your group members, or working with them at an existing event (e.g. a craft fair or a fete).

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      You will receive full support from your local Community Fundraising Manager.

      Location

      We are currently looking for volunteers in the following communities:

      • Tetbury, Gloucestershire & surrounding area
      • Glastonbury & surrounding area

      • Bath

      • Bristol

      • Gillingham (Dorset)

      • Salisbury

      • Southampton 

      If you are interested in this role but your community in the South West is not listed above, please still get in touch with us!

      Time commitment

      The role is flexible, depending on the events you’re planning. We don’t want you to ever feel under pressure to do more than you’re comfortable. Typically we would like someone who is able to commit to this role for between two and four hours per week, for a minimum of a year.

      The amount of time you spend depends on the group you help create, your ambition to raise more funds, and your organisation skills in making sure the workload is shared out.

      Tasks

      As Fundraising Group Leader, you will perform the following tasks:

      • Lead a group of volunteers to organise fundraising and awareness-raising activities together to change the lives of people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss
      • Coordinate and motivate the group

      • Help to recruit other volunteers to strengthen the group from your own contacts and across the community

      • ‘Project manage’ your group, playing a key role in taking activities from idea to successful completion

      • Organise at least three fundraising activities per year

      • Receive help and advice from your Community Fundraising Manager throughout the whole process

      Events don’t necessarily have to take months of planning, as every event will raise vital funds for us. Focus on doing what you and the group enjoy anyway, and think about how to turn this into a way of raising money for us. A typical group may organise:

      • A spring event, such as a fashion show, dinner or evening event.
      • Something in the summer, such as hosting a stall at a local fete or a garden party.
      • A Christmas fayre or other seasonal activity.

      Occasional coffee mornings or other social events throughout the year will also provide opportunities to catch up with your fundraising group, have a chat and raise a few extra pennies too. This will also help keep your group strong and motivated and make it an enjoyable experience all round!

      Skills needed

      Here’s what we think could be beneficial:

      • Above all, an enthusiasm and interest for Action on Hearing Loss' work. 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss, so there will be lots of people in your local community who understand how hard it can be to face hearing loss, and empathise with the people we help.
      • Knowledge of your local area and ideally a good network of contacts in your area.
      • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

      Transport

      You may need to be able to travel locally to different places if you would like to extend your volunteering, whether by car or public transport. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed, according to the Action on Hearing Loss Travel and Subsistence Policy.

      Support and supervision

      We value your time and commitment and want to make sure you are enjoying volunteering with us.

      In a recent survey, 90% of our volunteers said they would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer.

       

      While volunteering for us, you will:

      • Be supported by your experienced, local Community Fundraising Manager both in person and remotely via phone/email. They will be your everyday contact for any advice, ideas, information including on the legalities and best practice and any other queries you may have.
      • Get all the materials you need, such as branded items and paying in slips to make it really easy to transfer the money you’ve raised.

      • Be kept up-to-date with latest Action on Hearing Loss news and information and any new developments in your area.

      • Receive support from The Volunteering Team with recruiting and training new group members.

      Here’s what our volunteers say!

      “I enjoy meeting people and helping them with their queries. Hearing loss can cause frustration and isolation, leading to loss of confidence.  If I’m able to improve someone’s quality of life by sharing information or raising awareness of how others can help, then that’s very satisfying.” RB

      Training

      Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.  This may include:

      • Training in Understanding Hearing Loss
      • Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role

      Benefits

      You’ll receive the following benefits when you volunteer for Action on Hearing Loss:

      • Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people
      • Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers
      • Fulfilment– knowing that the time you provide will make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole
      • Expenses – all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy.

      Disclosure

      You may be required to complete a DBS check (previously CRB), as some of your work may include working with vulnerable adults.

      What next?

      Thanks for taking the time to read these details.  Ready to apply for this role? Excellent!

      Please complete our online application form or, if you are interested and would like an informal chat, please get in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you.

      Email: Volunteering@hearingloss.org.uk
      Call: 01273 840960

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