Fundraising Volunteer

Location: Various locations, throughout Hertfordshire and Middlesex

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Use your passion for wildlife and your people skills to help the Trust raise funds and awareness for our local conservation work

Position details

Commitment

Any Day

We are looking for enthusiastic fundraising volunteers to help spread awareness in the local community and help raise funds for Herts & Middlesex’s vital conservation work. This could be by helping with bucket collections at supermarkets and train stations, placing collecting tins at local shops, pubs and businesses, helping at fundraising events or even helping the fundraising team in the office.

Role location:
At home and in your local area. Travel to the Trust office in St. Albans will be required.

Role responsibilities:

  • Identifying in your local area where you could place collection tins such as shops, pubs and cafes and asking sites if they will hold them.
  • Monitoring the collection tins you place ensuring they are emptied at least once every 6 months.
  • Returning full collection tins to the office for counting.
  • Keeping a record of where your collection tins are located and when they were last emptied.
  • Helping at bucket collections at supermarkets, train stations and high streets.
  • Be the face of the Trust in the community.

Skills and experience you will need:

  • Good people skills
  • Communication and organisational skills
  • Able to handle money confidently
  • Professional and responsible ambassador for the Trust
  • Enthusiastic about wildlife and the work of the Trust
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work in accordance with all relevant Trust policies and procedures including Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Data Protection.

Reasons to volunteer with the Trust

  • Opportunity to develop your communication and organisational skills and confidence
  • Gain valuable fundraising experience and the opportunity to build relationships in your local community 
  • Support the work of the Trust by helping to raise vital funds
  • Receive support from a group of committed staff and volunteers working together to deliver our fundraising activities
  • Meet like-minded people and work with a friendly team

Volunteer training and support

  • Induction training covering an introduction to the work of the Trust and information on our policies and procedures.
  • Mentoring with an experienced staff member to guide and review your activities.
  • Training on fundraising regulations and cash handling procedures
  • Reasonable travel expenses can be claimed for travel to/from events and training.

Anticipated time commitment:

  • Generally ad-hoc to suit – can be a couple of hours for a bucket collection to a full day at a major fundraising event.
  • Mostly day-time, either during the week or weekends with the occassional evening.

How do I apply?
Complete and submit the application form below (you can request a paper copy if necessary). Please note you must be over 18 years old to apply for this role. 
If shortlisted, we will contact you to arrange an informal meeting with you.

For more information about this role please contact:
Hannah Papapetrou                                       
E: Hannah.papapetrou@hmwt.org
T: 01727 858 901 ext 263