Cheer Station and Bucket Collection Volunteer

Cheer Station and Bucket Collection Volunteer

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, 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 volunteering at local fundraising events such as fates and fayres with tasks like distributing parking tickets and manning stalls in return for small donations to St Christopher’s. Another way that we raise funds is through individuals taking on physical challenges such as the London Marathon. To recognise the efforts of these amazing individuals and motivate them along the way, we organise teams of cheering volunteers at key points. These are our ‘Cheer Stations’!

We’re looking for sociable people who are willing to volunteer their time to help ensure the success of our fundraising in these areas.



Ways in which you can help

  • Representing St Christopher’s at local community events, supporting the event organiser as required, and collecting donations for the hospice
  • Representing St Christopher’s on one of our Challenge Event Cheer Stations alongside other volunteers and cheering on our fundraisers while they go the extra mile for St Christopher’s


Why we need your help

  • To help us raise money throughout the year at local community events such as fates, fayres, and festivals
  • To help us raise funds when bucket collection opportunities arise. Previously volunteers have supported with bucket collections at supermarkets, in the community, and at large events such as football matches
  • 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

  • These opportunities 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
  • Growing your confidence by fundraising
  • 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 specific training
  • Access to our volunteer Handbook
  • A weekly e-newsletter with updates and invites 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


  • Willingness to help at outdoor events throughout the year
  • Someone who enjoys meeting and talking to people
  • 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
  • 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 brings 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.