Lancashire Communities

Community Fundraising Admin Volunteer - Lancashire

Community Fundraising Admin Volunteer -  Lancashire

Role summary

Are you looking to use your admin skills to make a difference? You’ll provide admin support to your local Community Fundraising team to ensure that we reach more potential supporters and that all our donors, however they choose to support us, receive exceptional supporter care.  We're a new and growing team with big ambitions to engage local individuals, groups and businesses in the fight to end bad housing and homelessness. You'll play an integral role in helping to broaden our supporter base in local communities.

  • Suggested involvement: Approximately 4 hours per week between the hours of 9 – 5. We can be flexible around your commitments. We suggest joining us for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Location: Either home-based or in the Lancashire Hub
  • Supervised by: Regional Community Fundraiser

Main tasks

  • Research new audiences such as schools, local businesses and faith groups based around Shelter offices and Hub locations.
  • Support Regional Community Fundraiser in approaching new supporters.
  • Strengthen relationships with supporters by providing fundraising materials and updates on our work by post and email.
  • Maintaining supporter records on our database.
  • Support in maintaining basic income spreadsheet such as Just Giving page total.
  • Providing basic administrative tasks including preparing fundraising packs, posters and documents and other ad hoc duties.

Skills and Experiences Required

  • Passionate about joining the fight for home.
  • Ability to use IT and the internet.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Proactive and well organised.
  • Willingness to follow Shelter’s policies including Volunteering, Data Protection, Confidentiality and Equality & Diversity.

Why volunteer with Shelter?

A home is a fundamental human need, as vital as education or healthcare. But in Britain today, that right is denied to millions of people whose lives are blighted by homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. The time for change is now. Together with individuals, in communities and across society, we will lead the way for a safe home for all. But we need your help to do it.

Benefits of volunteering with Shelter

  • Join our fight against bad housing and homelessness and become a force for change!
  • Build your confidence and develop transferable skills and experience.
  • Meet new people and be part of a great team.

Induction, learning and development

To enable you to take part in this opportunity we will:

  • Provide you with a Volunteer Handbook and relevant information/policies.
  • Provide an induction into the role.
  • Refund any out-of-pocket expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy.