Fundraising Group Treasurer Magherafelt

Guide Dogs NI

Hours

Flexible hours to work for Volunteer

Minimum commitment 6 months

Where we are

Guide Dogs Northern Ireland
Unit 17
18 Heron Road
Belfast
BT3 9LE

About the Volunteer Opportunity

As Treasurer, you are a key member of your local fundraising group.  You will need to record income and expenditure of the group, bank funds regularly and keep the members up to date with fundraising income totals.

What does the role involve?
  • Maintaining accurate records of all income and expenditure by the Group.
  • To assign correct Guide Dogs banking codes to all donations.
  • To bank all funds donated to Guide Dogs promptly.
  • To complete and issue receipts to donors.
  • Attend Group meetings and advise members current levels of income and expenditure
  • Monitor levels of expenditure, ensuring prompt claims for reimbursement of the Float Account.
  • Ensure that the Float Account does not become overdrawn.
  • Apply for soft credits and gift aid via your local Mobility Team.
  • Maintaining records of where Guide Dogs Counter Top Boxes and life sized dogs are placed locally – working with your Group’s Collecting Box Co-Ordinator(s) and submitting the list by December 31st of each year to the Community Fundraiser
  • To respond to requests made by Guide Dogs Finance department.
  • Keeping Group fiscal records for 6 years in accordance with HMRC guidelines and to ensure that all Group records are available for the Community Fundraiser, Group members or any other independent examiner as requested by Guide Dogs.
 
What skills or experience are required?
  • Basic maths skills
  • Confidence handling cash
  • Able to carry money to undertake the banking of funds.
  • Enjoys responsibility
  • To be reliable and trustworthy
  • Likes to work with other people in a team
  • Able to use email and spreadsheets
 
What will I get out of it?
  • An opportunity to volunteer alongside a group of passionate and enthusiastic people, including guide dog owners and puppy walkers
  • Build on and develop existing skills as well as learning new skills
 
What support / training will I get?
  • Regular and ongoing support from local volunteers and Guide Dogs staff
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training
  • The opportunity to attend ongoing volunteer development training such as sighted guide training (My Guide)
  • Payment of agreed out of pocket expenses in line with our volunteer expenses policy

About the Organisation

When someone loses their sight, Guide Dogs Northern Ireland is there to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.

We want to change the way that sight loss affects people’s lives. To do this, we help everyone with sight loss – and their families – through life-changing mobility services to adults, children and young people with sight loss throughout NI.

We also work to break down barriers by campaigning alongside people living with sight loss to ensure that they can get out and about on their own terms.

So if you’d like to know more about our services, or how you can help make a difference by volunteering, fundraising, donating or campaigning, we’d love to hear from you.

By getting involved, you can be a life-changer.

www.guidedogs.org.uk/guide-dogs-northern-ireland/

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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.