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Community Fundraiser

Use your local knowledge to engage with your community to help Turn2us raise vital funds and build up our profile to help people struggling financially

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Do you want to use your local knowledge to engage with your community to help Turn2us raise vital funds and build up our profile to help people struggling financially?

We want to make Turn2us the best-known charity fighting poverty nationwide and that’s why we’re looking for volunteers to help boost our local fundraising networks. To do this, we are setting up local fundraising groups across the country led by Volunteer Fundraising Coordinators, and we are looking for dedicated Volunteer Community Fundraisers to join local groups to make this a reality. By joining a fundraising group, you’ll be making a massive difference to Turn2us and, ultimately, to the lives of people struggling to cope financially.

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Last updated 01/11/2018

Community Fundraiser

Where

This role is based 'out and about' within your local community at group meetings and fundraising events organised by the group.

When

This is an ongoing, ad hoc role which can be tailored to fit in with your time and availability. Your Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator will strive to set meetings and events in order to suit group members’ availability.

Time commitment

This is a flexible role and the time you need to commit is dependent on the number of meetings and fundraising activities organised by the group. However we understand that group members will from time-to-time not be able to attend every meeting or event.

Tasks involved


  • Attending regular group fundraising meetings - frequency agreed by your group
  • Working with the Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator to help recruit local fundraising volunteers
  • Inputting into the planning, organising and promoting of your group’s fundraising events
  • Attending fundraising events and collecting funds on behalf of the charity
  • Acting as an ambassador for Turn2us at fundraising events
  • Complying with Turn2us' relevant organisational policies, procedures and legal requirements, such as health and safety legislation for fundraising events and safeguarding
  • Liaising with the Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator to keep you up to date with Turn2us' activities.

Skills required


  • An interest in helping people facing financial difficulty and in helping to break the cycle of poverty
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Experience of contact with a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Honesty and reliability
  • The ability to be a team player
  • A willingness to make decisions by consensus in a group setting
  • A willingness to adhere to all relevant organisational policies and procedures.

Training and Support


  • All volunteers receive a comprehensive induction to Turn2us and relevant training for their role
  • Training may be delivered by the Fundraising Team, the Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator or through online modules, or a mixture of the three
  • Fundraising volunteers are supported by the Fundraising Team as well as our Volunteer Support Manager and Volunteer Support Officers
  • We will reimburse reasonable travel/mileage and lunch/refreshments expenses in line with our volunteer expenses policy
  • You’ll receive regular support and updates on the work of Turn2us
  • You will be provided with the resources and tools to organise fundraising activities and events.

What’s in it for you?


  • All volunteers receive a comprehensive induction to Turn2us and relevant training for their role
  • Training may be delivered by the Fundraising Team, the Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator or through online modules, or a mixture of the three
  • Fundraising volunteers are supported by the Fundraising Team as well as our Volunteer Support Manager and Volunteer Support Officers
  • We will reimburse reasonable travel/mileage and lunch/refreshments expenses in line with our volunteer expenses policy
  • You’ll receive regular support and updates on the work of Turn2us
  • You will be provided with the resources and tools to organise fundraising activities and events.

Additional information


  • This role does not meet the criteria for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check but we will need two referees we can contact to for their opinions on your suitability for this role.
  • We ask that you complete the diversity monitoring form to ensure we are involving as wide a range of people as possible.
  • We adhere to current General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation and will provide you with guidance during training about storing confidential information. Your details will be stored safely and never passed on to other agencies without your prior consent.
  • Please see our Turn2us Privacy Policy for further information on how we will use your personal data.