Volunteer Branch Fundraiser

  • Tidworth
  • Ssafa

As part of a local team, our fundraisers represent SSAFA at events, and in public. The role includes helping at fayres, street collections, concerts, quizzes, raffles, sporting events etc.

Why do we need you?

SSAFA branches rely on regular charitable income to fund all the necessities behind our support for clients. This includes volunteer travel expenses, phone bills, publicity and grants for clients in urgent need. A varied programme of fundraising also keeps the SSAFA profile high in the local community, so everyone knows who we are and how we can help.

When would you be needed and where would you be based?

This role involves being out and about at public events and would suit someone looking to give the occasional day, half day or evening to support SSAFA; when and where would be flexible to suit you.

What would you be doing?

Examples of tasks would include:

  • Being part of a team with collection/buckets tins at events, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
  • Acting as a marshal at a public event e.g. handing out water to runners, supervising parking etc.
  • Being part of a team running a stall at an event, Armed Forces Day, fayre, county show etc.
  • Helping with putting up posters, building gazebos, serving refreshments, packing/unpacking cars etc.
  • Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA, engaging people of all backgrounds and interests
  • Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)

What can you gain from this volunteering role?

  • Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
  • Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support clients
  • Support from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
  • Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
  • Better physical and mental health -studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

What about training and support?

  • Fundraising workshops
  • Training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe
  • Access to a range of e-learning courses, fundraising guidance and marketing materials
  • Local Fundraising Coordinator
  • Fundraising Manager (per region)
  • Access to the Fundraising and Marketing teams based at our central office
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What are we looking for?

  • Friendly and approachable people
  • Confident people who feel happy to engage with the public, potential clients, volunteers and SSAFA colleagues face-to-face
  • Reliable attitude, staying connected with the Fundraising Coordinator about your availability
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
  • Access to public transport or a car to get to events
  • Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and of all faiths and none. SSAFA are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support volunteers with disabilities, so they have access to the same opportunities and experiences as volunteers who do not.

Safer Recruitment : SSAFA undertakes a systematic approach and utmost care at every step of the process of volunteer recruitment, selection, and retention to ensure that those recruited are suitable and appropriate. Measures taken at points along this journey work together to make volunteering at SSAFA a positive and safe experience

References Required : Yes. We will ask for two references, this can be former employers or people that know you well (other than relatives)

Is a criminal record check required? No

Job Type : Volunteer

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: Wiltshire Branch