Our friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to support the Fundraising Team with our fundraising activities.

Each year the Fundraising Team are set an income target and aim to achieve this by carrying out various fundraising activities. Without the support of our amazing volunteers we would not be able to achieve this target. Being a Fundraising Volunteer is very flexible and provides the opportunity to help us out as little or as often as you feel comfortable with.

Key tasks of a Fundraising Volunteer -

Tasks within the Fundraising Support Group can be wide and varied. Typical roles can include one or many of the following:

  • With support from the Fundraising Team, and your fellow volunteers, help to plan and deliver events and activities to raise funds and awareness
  • Support the Fundraising Team with the events they are organising - your role may vary for each event; you could be greeting and registering participants, cheering on participants at challenge events, selling raffle tickets or Christmas cards,running a book/cake stall or tombola or serving refreshments, for example
  • Help with admin – processing donations/information onto the fundraising database, photocopying, filing, writing letters, etc.
  • Publicise fundraising events and activities within the local community
  • Support collections and community fundraising events
  • Pro-actively seek new opportunities to raise awareness and funds for AUK
  • Give talks/presentations to local community groups and schools
  • Where appropriate, attend Fundraising Group meetings
  • Thank donors/supporters

What we are looking for No formal experience is needed, as all necessary training will be given, but ideally you will:

  • Be enthusiastic about helping to support AUK
  • Be trustworthy and reliable
  • Have excellent communication and team working skills
  • Have the desire to find out more about the work of AUK
  • Have flexibility and the willingness to volunteer
  • Keep up-to-date with the work of AUK to represent the charity in a professional manner

We would appreciate any time you are able to offer or Fundraising challenges you wish to take on. We would be delighted to discuss ongoing projects that might interest you, including administrative support.

What we offer

  • Members of the Fundraising Team will help and support you when volunteering
  • You will be able to develop new and existing skills in areas such as fundraising, events, database and computer skills
  • Fundraising is fun and rewarding and a great way of meeting new people
  • You will be working as part of a dedicated and motivated team of volunteers
  • You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the adoption community
  • Volunteers can claim all reasonable and previously agreed expenses (such as for travel or reimbursement for items purchased)

Interested? Please contact the Fundraising Team at [email protected]