Community Fundraising Volunteer

Openstorytellers

Name: Community Fundraising Volunteer
Organisation: Openstorytellers
Location: The HUBnub Centre, Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY
Type: Part Time
2 - 4 hours a week to suit

Description

Could you use your flair and self-motivation to support in promoting our charity in the community? This could involve running a stall at an event, speaking on behalf of Openstorytellers to potential supporters, engaging with community fundraising schemes or putting up posters. You would have the opportunity to organise events and engage our community in supporting us. Based on your personal interests and skills, your responsibilities could include any of the following:

Support local fundraising and awareness events
Manning a stall at an event
Putting up posters or handing out flyers
Delivering and collecting donations tins
Approaching individuals, businesses, schools, universities, local authorities, shops and commercial organisations for sponsorship and donations
Seeking out local community fundraising opportunities
Maximising online fundraising opportunities
Co-ordinating community fundraisers

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Organisation Description

Openstorytellers is a charity that works to enrich and empower the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism.

We do this through varied work around the telling and sharing of stories, including personal narrative as well as classic stories, using a collaborative approach based on fifteen years of research and innovative practice. Our work includes friendship and life skills projects, work skills training and support, multi-sensory storytelling groups for people with profound disabilities, music, songwriting and social clubs, citizenship and advocacy and, of course, we have ‘The Openstorytellers’ - a professional user-led company of storytellers with learning disabilities.


When

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Disability
  • Learning Disablity
  • Social Care
  • Social Media

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Community Work
  • Local Events
  • Marketing, PR and Media
  • Planning

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Great people skills, approachable and friendly
Organised and methodical 
Negotiating and influencing 
Enthusiasm
Reliability


Benefits

Develop fundraising skills
Develop Event Management skills 
Meet new people
Stay active
Support the provision of wider opportunities for people with learning disabilities
Be part of a great team
Add value to your local community 
Learn new transferable skills
Enhance your CV

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Openstorytellers will cover travel expenses if you make journeys on our behalf - outside of travel to our offices.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Volunteer induction
Insurance Cover: Openstorytellers' insurance
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Safeguarding r
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, DBS Check