Fundraising Group Coordinator
The Fundraising Group Coordinator is responsible for coordinating a group of volunteers 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.
The aim of these events is to generate income that helps fund the services we provide and support people with visual impairments and their families to live fulfilling independent lives.
What does the role involve?
- Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area
- 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
- 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
- Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner
Location: Home based and working in your local area
What skills or experience are required?
- Able to generate enthusiasm
- Good communication and team-working skills
- Good organisation skills
What will you get out of it?
- Sense of satisfaction in seeing donations generated
- Work with a group of committed and passionate people
- Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
- Make a difference in your local community
What Support/ Training will you get?
- Regular and ongoing advice and support from Guide Dogs
- Resources to support event
- Payment of out of pocket expenses
- Basic induction to Guide Dogs and specific training for the role
Our ambition is for a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full and we will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight, if this was to happen to you, Guide Dogs is there to make sure you receive the help and support you need.
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.