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What do we ask of you? When you join our team of over 1,500 volunteers, who are crucial to the running of our pin badge scheme, we will support you to place 1 to 5 boxes in your chosen area. To ensure we follow charity fundraising regulations, the donations from your boxes will need banking every 4 weeks, and the pin badges will need topping up. You will then report the income on our user friendly online system and place an order for any additional stock you may need. This can all be done at a time that suits you. Simple! What’s in it for you? • Be part of something big – a vast movement working together to help save nature. • The role is flexible, working around you – just a few hours per month, to suit your lifestyle. • An opportunity to develop your fundraising skills and boost your CV. • Make additional community links and meet new people in your local area. The skills you need • Good communication skills and an ability to liaise with your local community links. • Numeracy, record-keeping skills and the ability to handle cash efficiently and accurately. • Basic computer literacy. • An ability to use your own initiative. • Available for a few hours each month. Additional Information No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required – just a passion and enthusiasm to help us give nature a home. Appropriate training and friendly support will be provided, and your travel expenses can be reimbursed where necessary. We ask for a suggested donation of £1 per badge and, on average, each box raises £150 per year for the RSPB. Our current range has over 100 high quality and attractive badge designs, depicting UK wildlife.
To join our small team of volunteers every second Wednesday afternoon to provide an enjoyable and stimulating meeting for our club members who are aged from around 60 to over 90. We need help with: Setting up and clearing up the hall. Assist with preparing and serving a snack or occasional lunch. Contributing ideas/suggestions for new menus. Interact with the group members. Feedback any observations to the committee e.g. food or talk going well or not so well, new members needing help to settle in. Offer solutions to the committee and where appropriate help implement i.e. take ownership with support. Share knowledge and talents eg IT skills, musical talent or public speaking.
We are looking for volunteers to join us at our shop where we have a fun and easy going atmosphere. The volunteer role includes checking and getting donations ready to go out in to the main shop, this includes tagging and hanging clothes, pricing our wide range of goods such as bric-a-brac, shoes, handbags, books, toys and DVDs. You could also help with our window displays and when you felt comfortable you can get involved with serving customers.
Volunteers have the opportunity to experience all aspect of running a charity shop. Work includes sorting donations, pricing stock, setting out shop displays, keeping the shop clean and tidy and dealing with customer enquiries. Training can be given for the till and the end of day cashing up.
To help in the overall management of Homestart. Ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements

Administrator

  • Home-based volunteering
Contribute to the growth of this small charity which has the potential to expand in providing support to vulnerable, disadvantaged families in the Forth Valley region. You will share our vision on inclusion and aims to provide opportunities to develop empowerment in young people and families and use your experience and expertise to help lead us into our next stage of growth to increase our impact.

Secretary

  • Home-based volunteering
Contribute to the growth of this small charity which has the potential to expand in providing support to vulnerable, disadvantaged families in the Forth Valley region. You will take our share our vision on inclusion and aims to provide opportunities to develop empowerment in young people and families and use your experience and expertise to help lead us into our next stage of growth to increase our impact. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can help with the planning and execution of further opportunities as well keeping our established services thriving. The secretary will work with our existing partners and establish new ones who will share our values and bring more opportunities to our members.
As MISSION CHRISTMAS is our and biggest and most demanding campaign we need all hands on deck! There are THOUSANDS of children 0-18 years across Tayside and Fife who could potentially wake up to NOTHING on Christmas Day! Last year we ensured 5228 children woke up with gifts who otherwise wouldn't - this year we are expecting a huge increase in applications! When gifts are donated to our drop off points our drivers will then collect them and bring them to the Mission Christmas HQ (Wellgate Dundee) where you will be dividing all gifts into age categories. We receive multiple applications daily, where you will then choose what these children will get for Christmas by packing them up into bags ready for collection. When health professionals come in to collect these bags you will be required to help take them out to their cars. We will also require volunteers to keep the back of the warehouse (storage) area in an orderly fashion. There may also be opportunities for cash fundraising within the Wellgate potentially with bag packs and collections.
f you agree that all children should grow up feeling loved, then please consider supporting our work by becoming part of our fundraising volunteer team. Purpose and Aims of the role As a volunteer fundraiser with our fundraising team, you will support us at local and national fundraising activities on an adhoc basis throughout the year as an enthusiastic, reliable, personable and committed extra pair of hands. As a Volunteer fundraiser, you’ll help us to deliver fun and exciting fundraising events for both us and our supporters by being ‘on the day help’. (Please note that this role does not include any planning of events, if this is of interest to you then please see our ‘Fundraising Champion’ role.) Your responsibilities may include: • Helping with the setting up of fundraising activities on the day (eg at a local tea party), • Meeting and greeting people at a range of events • Cheering on our supporters as they complete amazing activity challenges to help us raise money • Helping pack some bags at a local store to raise funds! Sometimes there will be lots of events and sometimes we will be quietly organising the next and you may not hear from us for a couple of month’s but rest assured we’ll call in your help and it will be all hands to the deck! In this role you will be able to develop your communication, organisation and team working skills. Most importantly though, you’ll inspire people to raise funds and enable events to happen as quite simply we need another pair of happy smiling hands to help! This role is flexible and the time commitments vary depending on the number and type of fundraising activities that both us and our supporters have organised. This could mean it could be anything from 1 day a month to 2 days in 6 months. We will advertise our fundraising events online and you will be able to sign up on our volunteer system to the events you are able to help at. We would ask that there is a minimum commitment of 4 days a year. The fundraising volunteer team will have an annual meeting together for about 2 hours. This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. What will I be doing? • Helping ‘on the day’ at various fundraising activity events • Promoting activities on the day at events • For any larger events – helping with registration/movement of people • Helping at bag packing events to raise money, local tea parties or fun days in the community that our supporters or fundraising volunteers have created • Maximising funds raised as part of a team or fundraising group • Assisting with the smooth running of fundraising events throughout the year, whether they be ones we have created ourselves or larger events like the Kiltwalk that we support each year!
Learn new skills in a caring, open and friendly manner. Add additional experience to your CV. Meet new people and have fun. Slots are available to come in and volunteer from a few hours half days or even full days. Make a difference to those who need valuable services.