Host Organisation: Friends for Leisure

We require volunteers to participate in fundraising roles to help us generate much-needed income to continue to help the hundreds of children we work with annually. These can be one-off, short-term or long-term.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, Community Events, Families, Funding, Grants and Fundraising, People with Disabilities, Sport and Leisure, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Accountancy / Finance, Administration, Fundraising, Marketing / Social Media, Stewarding / Event Management
Location: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Fundraising volunteers can take part in a variety of activities to raise money for Friends for Leisure – some are planned at the start of the year, some arise during the year, and others are arranged by our supporters or even yourself. Based on your personal interests and skills, your responsibilities could include any of, but not limited to, the following activities:
• Helping at sports events;
• Bucket collections and bag packing;
• Volunteering at car boot sales;
• Recruiting participants for quiz nights, sponsored runs etc.;
• Helping at corporate or community fundraising events;
• Being responsible for collection boxes in your local area;
• Sourcing organisations and contacts to provide auction and raffle prizes;
• Promotion of fundraising events on social media channels;
• Speaking to potential supporters such as schools and companies about the charity;
• Attending cheque presentations;
• Putting up posters in your local area;
• General event planning and administration;
• You may have an amazing idea yourself!

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

No special skills or qualifications required! However, we would value the following:

- Being reliable
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Able to follow Fundraising Regulator standards and fundraising best practice
- Able to keep people’s personal data safe
- Self-motivated
- Committed to our values and equal opportunities
- Enjoys working as part of a team
- Approachable and enthusiastic
- Previous experience in fundraising, event or project management
- Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit or youth sectors
- Effective administration skills
- Ability to handle money

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

We can support you to develop the skills you need for your role, including an induction into areas outlined that you have chosen to be a part of. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us. Through these opportunities you will be able to develop fundraising skills; event management skills; meet new people; be active and engaged; add value to your local community; learn new transferable skills and improve your CV; contribute towards the sustainability of Friends for Leisure into the future. Training courses are also available for you to attend.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

A variety of courses including Safeguarding, Basic First Aid, Sign Language, Autism Awareness, Mindfulness etc.