Fundraising Event Helpers

Fundraising Event Helpers

At St Christopher’s we put people at the heart of everything we do. We believe that all dying people and those close to them deserve to have the best care and support, wherever and whenever they need it. We do all we can to make this happen, providing physical, emotional and spiritual support to over 7,500 people across south east London every year. People like you, your mum, your dad, your nan, your sister, your friend, and your neighbour.

In order to provide this support, we need to raise approximately £15million every year. One of the ways in which we achieve this is through fundraising events, however organising and running events requires a lot of people power! We’re looking for people who are willing to volunteer their time to help ensure the success of our fundraising events.

 

 

Ways in which you can help

  • Assisting with set up and pack down for an event. This can be prior to, on the day or post event (involves manual handling)
  • Moving equipment into storage or loading into a van/car ready for transporting (involves manual handling)
  • Marking out routes for sponsored walks (involves manual handling)
  • Marking out pitches for exhibitors (involves manual handling)
  • Marshalling and manning specific stations for sponsored walks
  • Ensure event participants stay on track and guide them accordingly if they find themselves a little lost
  • Distributing St Christopher’s merchandise and participant medals
  • Serving refreshments (involves manual handling)
  • Cash handling
  • Litter picking post event (involves manual handling)
  • Ensure the participants and their families have a safe, positive and enjoyable experience
  • Be an ambassador for St Christopher’s with our supporters throughout the duration of the event  
  • Support members of the Fundraising team to complete additional tasks when required

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why we need your help

  • To ensure our fundraising events run smoothly and all who attend have a great experience
  • To enable us to raise money to support our vision in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it

 

 

 

Your time commitment

  • Our fundraising events occur throughout the year, and usually on weekends. We will contact you as and when we need help with as much notice as possible. There is no expectation of the number of events you help with; you’ll be able to choose the amount of commitment to suit your circumstances.

 

 

Where will you be based?

This depends on the event, but typically in the community, based in one of the five boroughs we cover (Croydon, Bromley, Lambeth, Lewisham, or Southwark).

 

 

What you can gain from volunteering in this role

 

  • Experience in the organisation and running of charity events;
  • The opportunity to join an enthusiastic team, meet new people and get more involved in your local community
  • The chance to develop your existing skills and learn new ones
  • The knowledge that you are helping dying people in your local community have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it.

 

Training and support provided

 

  • Role and event specific training from the Fundraising Team
  • Volunteer Handbook and Learning Workbook
  • A weekly e-newsletter with updates from the Volunteering Team
  • Role specific training including: health and safety briefings and full instructions on using event equipment safely
  • Support from the Fundraising team on the day and leading up to the event

 

 

 

 

 

What we are looking for

  • Someone who enjoys meeting and talking to people
  • Willingness to help at outdoor events throughout the year
  • Enthusiasm and positivity
  • The ability to follow our policies and procedures to keep you, our staff, our patients and our customers safe
  • A desire to represent St Christopher’s and our values

 

 

 

Anything else you need to know

 

There is a short settling in period to see if the role is right for you.  This helps us ensure you’re happy and enjoying the role.

You must be 16 years old or over to do this role

This role will require the receipt of one reference (this can be a neighbour, family friend or someone who has known you for some time – but not a member of your own family)

At St Christopher’s we believe that no volunteer should be out of pocket

because of their volunteering. The reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket

expenses incurred whilst volunteering will help ensure volunteering is

accessible to all. All expenses to be reclaimed should be agreed with the

manager/supervisor or the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator in advance.

 

Equality and diversity

St Christopher’s recognises the qualities and strengths that a diverse group of

volunteers bring to the organisation and we therefore particularly welcome

applications from our underrepresented groups from within the local communities

and from a range of different cultures and backgrounds.