Fundraising Volunteer

Volunteering from Home , Durham City

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.


• 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.)

Skills & Qualities

• 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, keeping in touch 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)

When & Where?

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.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

• 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

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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Type: Fundraising, Veterans & Armed Forces

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