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Fundraising Volunteer

How to apply

Please complete a Volunteer Application Form and email it to claire.douglass@pathwaysofchesterfield.co.uk

Aims of Volunteer role:

When clients have moved into their own property and become more settled, they can sometimes find they have nothing productive to do with their time. If they become bored it can lead them back down the route of homelessness as they may start to fill their time with things that contributed to their homelessness in the first place. This group aims to help clients fill their time productively whilst also equipping them with the relevant skills they may need to assist them in securing voluntary or paid work. For example, it will give them the opportunity to develop their organisation, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. It also gives them a chance to give back to the service that helped them secure their new home.

As a volunteer you will be required to work alongside these clients to collaboratively organise and run fundraising events. You will receive support from the Activities and Volunteer coordinator.

Required tasks:

  • Work as a group with other volunteers and clients.
  • Help to think of fundraising ideas that the project can do.
  • Take on shared responsibility for organising the events.
  • Communicate well with staff your ideas.
  • Attend and help with the fundraising events.

Skills, abilities and experience needed:

  • Good communication.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Well organis
  • Client focused and have a genuine interest in improving the lives of service users.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults would be preferable.
  • Some experience of fundraising would be preferable, but it is not required.

Date and time of sessions where volunteers are required:

2 hours fortnightly, day to be confirmed and occasionally other days for fundraising events.

How many volunteers are wanted?

2

Place of volunteer duty:

The Pathways office on Saltergate.

Does the volunteer require DBS check?

Yes

Travel – Does the volunteer require their own transport:

To the pathway’s office only.

Who will manage the volunteer?

Claire Douglass, Volunteer and Activity Coordinator

Does the volunteer have to attend any essential training?

  • Induction Workbook
  • Boundaries and Confidentiality training
  • Safeguarding training

Also, it is not essential, but the volunteer will be offered a training package which includes:

  • Homelessness, Challenging Behaviour, Mental Health awareness, Drug and Alcohol awareness and Domestic Abuse.

Benefits offered/ How will volunteer’s contribution be recognised and appreciation be shown:

  • Out of pocket expenses can be reimbursed.
  • Volunteer Award Scheme.
  • Recognition may be shown to volunteers in our quarterly newsletter, on our website, in media publications and through ‘Volunteer Week’ celebration events.
  • Volunteers leaving pathways who have made a regular commitment to it are entitled to request a reference and/or other statement of their achievements up to one year after leaving.

How many/which type of references are required:

Volunteers will be required to provide 2 character references that are not from family members.

Questions

If you have any questions at all regarding the nature of the project, Pathways or any practical questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claire, the Volunteer and Activities Coordinator at claire.douglass@pathwaysofchesterfield.co.uk or 01246 498204.

How to apply

Please complete a Volunteer Application Form and email it to claire.douglass@pathwaysofchesterfield.co.uk

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