OPP OF THE DAY: Fundraising Group Secretary, Guide Dogs

As a key member of the local fundraising branch you will be responsible for the administration of branch activities and keeping everyone up to date 
Fundraising groups organise events throughout the year

What does the role involve?
• Ensuring clear written communication between your branch and the fundraising team and with supporters
• Making applications to do events and collections
• Writing to thank supporters for their donations
• Letting branch members know of branch meetings in advance, including drawing up agendas with the Organiser or Chair
• Taking minutes at meetings and sending a copy to branch members and your Community Fundraiser
• Maintaining levels of stationery and publicity materials
• Maintaining branch records, including a secure list of names and addresses of branch members
• Ordering tokens of appreciation, through the Mobility Team, for individuals and groups who complete one of our fundraising targets
Working as part of a team with other volunteers and staff, and to make new people welcome

Location: At home and in the community

What will I get out of it?
• Sense of satisfaction in ensuring everyone has up to date information on your branch and smooth coordination of activities
• Work with a group of committed and passionate people
• Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
An opportunity to build experience for your CV

What skills or experience are required?
• Good communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• E-mail use and access desirable

Will I need to do a Disclosure check?
Not for this volunteer role

Minimum Age: 16

This role is managed by: Community Fundraiser

Meet one of our existing Fundraising Group Secretary’s:

Lynn has been a volunteer for us for many years.
My main role is to arrange local fundraising events and sending out thank you letters. I got involved with fundraising and it just snowballed from there. The major achievement for me is the amount of money the branch has raised over the years. Last year the branch raised around £40,000 purely from fundraising activities.
To see blind and visually impaired people walking around independently and living their lives the way they want to if amazing. My husband is visually impaired and has a guide dog and I see the big difference it has made to his life and getting around without having to rely on others.

I met him through volunteering, at a branch meeting some 35 years ago now.

“My husband is visually impaired and has a guide dog and I see the big difference it has made to his life…”

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Valerie Jobes

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