Guide Dogs NI
Fundraising Group Co-ordinator Magherafelt
About the Volunteer Opportunity
Join your local Guide Dogs fundraising team! Are you an enthusiastic individual who is good at motivating others and coordinating a team? Volunteering with your local Guide Dogs fundraising group means you’ll join a friendly team and meet new people (as well as some of our fabulous four-legged friends).
A fundraising group coordinator helps to organise and attend events, encourages local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy, builds relationships with local networks and most importantly, by giving your time, you’ll be making a real difference by helping Guide Dogs to provide life changing services to people living with sight loss. The main role of the fundraising group coordinator is to be responsible for coordinating a group of volunteers to raise funds through events or other activities, delegating tasks to other members of the group as required and being the key contact in the local area.
Due to the Covid 19 outbreak, most of our fundraising activities are being organised virtually until it is deemed safe to organise face to face fundraising events again.
Most fundraising groups meet monthly to discuss and coordinate their plans. These meetings usually take place at a mutually agreed location with the rest of the fundraising group, usually a local coffee shop. Volunteers are responsible for making their own journey there.
All volunteers have the opportunity to attend a “Welcome to Guide Dogs” induction session where they will be given an overview of the charity and it’s aims, as well as meeting staff and other volunteers. The training provided will be role specific and our Community Fundraising Relationship Manager will be on hand to provide ongoing support throughout the volunteer journey.
About the Organisation
Guide Dogs exists to provide life changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. They provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help people with sight loss live actively, independently and well.
Register your interest
Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.