The Royal Air Forces Association are looking to recruit a Fundraising Team Leader volunteers to coordinate fundraising activities in the Falkirk area.
Fundraising Team Leaders are volunteers who coordinate fundraising activities in their designated region, and manages and supports a group of fundraising volunteers there.
Fundraising Team Leader volunteers are responsible for arranging street or premises collections in their area, with support from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Association. In addition, Fundraising Team Leaders will be responsible for ensuring that there is a suitable number of additional fundraiser volunteers (approximately 10 – 20 per activity) to support each fundraising activity arranged. The Fundraising Team Leader will then inform these volunteers in the run up to the fundraising activity and manage them on the day.
Duties of a Fundraising Team Leader include:
- Setting up street or premises collections (with support from the RAF Association) or other local fundraising activities and challenges
- Contacting existing fundraiser volunteers and recruiting new people to the role, to take part in arranged activities
- Providing instructions and information to the fundraiser volunteers supporting specific activities, in advance of and regarding the logistics of the activity they are involved in
- Ordering and distributing t-shirts and tabards for fundraiser volunteers to wear during activities
- Checking the risk assessment on the day and informing fundraiser volunteers of hazards
- Briefing and motivating fundraiser volunteers on the day of the activity
- Ensuring fundraiser volunteers are happy and supported throughout the activity and receive appropriate refreshments
- Thanking fundraiser volunteers after the event, on behalf of the RAF Association, and encouraging them to support a future activity
- Helping count the monies raised in accordance with cash handling policies
- Returning funds raised to the RAF Association in accordance with policies
- Informing fundraiser volunteers of the total raised from the activity
- Encouraging groups of fundraiser volunteers to go on to complete ‘challenge events’
- To support information sessions for new Fundraising Team Leaders where possible.
As a Fundraising Team Leader becomes more experienced in their role, it is expected that they will take on more responsibility, if desired. Examples of the types of more senior responsibilities include proactively assisting with the recruitment drive for fundraiser volunteers in their area, and setting up relationships with key contacts to arrange for more sustained and regular premises collections to take place throughout the year.
Fundraising Team Leaders may also go on to set up relationships with businesses in their area to arrange for the business’ staff to support fundraising activities, or for staff to run their own fundraising days supporting the RAF Association, with the Fundraising Team Leader’s support. At every stage, Fundraising Team Leaders will be fully supported by the Fundraising Team at the RAF Association.
By using phone, email and visiting premises in person, Fundraising Team Leaders will identify places where collections can be made and arrange all the logistics for the collection. Collections could be made at local supermarkets, train stations, on the main high street, or even at local fetes or school events.
Once a location, date and time are arranged, the Fundraising Team Leader will publicise the activity to the fundraiser volunteers in their area, as well as proactively recruit new volunteers to assist with the specific activities. Fundraising Team Leaders will then keep everyone involved in the activity (including volunteers, and their own manager at the RAF Association) informed of the activity details, and coordinate all the logistics.
Fundraising Team Leaders should be:
- Comfortable in social environments
- Be able to motivate and lead others
- Be a good problem-solver
- Be able to respond calmly and sensibly to last minute changes
- Be highly organised
- Be a strong communicator
This opportunity is open to those aged 18 and over.
For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact the Volunteer Team by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org