Fundraising Coordinator

Volunteering from Home , Durham City

As Fundraising Coordinator, you would work with your local SSAFA branch to develop a Fundraising Plan. You would
be central to delivering this local plan to raise funds through a range of local sources including grants, trusts, appeals,
collections and events.


• Developing an ethical fundraising plan based on the needs of the branch and choosing a mix of sources
• Working with the branch secretary and Regional Fundraising Manager, recruit a team of fundraising
volunteers to support events, appeals and collections
• Working with the Regional Fundraising Manager, support national fundraising campaigns
• Working with the Branch Publicity Officer, develop opportunities to combine awareness and fundraising
• Planning and running local appeals, collections and events
• Identifying and submitting applications to appropriate trusts and grant funding organisations
• Working with Marketing staff at central office check that all fundraising materials meet SSAFA branding style
and current key messages
• Liaise with Regional Fundraising Manager when pursuing opportunities beyond local sources e.g. corporates
• Evaluate fundraising activities and provide reports and information for the branch
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA including all sections of the community in awareness raising
• 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.)

Skills & Qualities

• Friendly and approachable people with good communication skills including written and spoken English
• Confident to deal with the public, potential clients, volunteers, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues – faceto-face, by phone, email or via social media
• Experience of running events and or submitting funding applications would be welcome but not essential
• Ability to send and receive emails – you will receive your own SSAFA email address
• Ability to make enquires about fundraising opportunities by phone, email, letter or by filling in forms
• Reliable attitude, keep appointments, update the branch regarding your availability
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
• Access to public transport or a car to get to meetings and events
• Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)

When & Where?

As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home. You would
also be out and about at events and meetings.
This role would suit someone looking to give a regular time commitment to SSAFA although when and where would
be flexible to suit you.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

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

Volunteer Benefits

• 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 and friendship 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

Other Information

Minimum age 18

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