OPP OF THE DAY: Tin Collection Volunteer – Black Country Women’s Aid

We are looking for outgoing confident people who enjoy mixing with new people to help us with fundraising. The role involves placing our collection tins in local venues that have a lot of footfall, such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, social clubs and golf clubs. You would need to be confident in contacting business in your local area to ask if they would consider having one of our tins. You would then need to drop off collection tins, keep records of each location, and regularly return tins to BCWA for donations to be counted. The role is best suited to those who have their own transport and preferably have a good knowledge of the local area. This role is suitable for anyone who can offer us a few hours on a regular basis.

Skills:

– Good communication and telephone skills.
– Ability to work independently.
– Out- going confident person and enjoys mixing with new people
– Honest and trustworthy
– Can keep simple accurate records

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Denise Turner
Tel: 0121 553 0090
Email: volunteers@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk

Our volunteers feel even more valued and their confidence has grown overnight. Their voices are getting heard all across the country with the support of social media which is fantastic. #qavs @DvcDudley

Please tell us what you do and how it makes a difference in the community?

Our charity is about breaking down barriers and fighting for the inclusion of all. Our volunteers may have learning disabilities/autism/mental health needs this makes no difference. All volunteers are given tasks that they can do and more importantly like doing giving everyone a purpose.

How has this award made you and your volunteers feel?

This award has shown that there is real value in the roles that our volunteers play, whether that be advocating for their peers, training professionals or celebrating differences.
When the news was shared there was a lot of “Really, I can’t believe it” comments and lots of questions about how the Queen knew what we did. Along with of course how are we going to celebrate our award.

How are you going to celebrate this amazing success?

PARTY!!!! As soon as Covid 19 lockdown allows us too. We have already shared widely on social media and by local media.

Do you think this award will have an impact on the work of your organisation going forward? Will it change anything?

It already has our volunteers feel even more valued and their confidence has grown overnight. Their voices are getting heard all across the country with the support of social media which is fantastic.

Has your team faced any challenges, had to work differently, or offer new services in the current Covid-19 Pandemic?

During the pandemic we have worked very differently, this has included setting up online focus groups, supporting people to use technology and social media platforms and doing welfare checks every few days to make sure everyone has spoke to somebody avoiding social isolation and getting support when they need it most.