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Volunteer Event Assistant - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Event Assistant - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Sheerness, Kent
Salary 0
Job Published 05 Feb 2015
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Job Description - EXPIRED

Volunteer Events Assistant

The RNLI has a network of local fundraising branches organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea.  Each Branch and Guild is supported by a Community Fundraising Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the members themselves.

Getting involved with these activities could offer you an opportunity to improve your CV, meet new people, learn new skills or just have fun with fundraising in your community.   Some of our branch members have been volunteering for many years, some just join us for a few months – whatever their commitments allow.

We are currently looking for motivated people to assist with our fundraising initiatives and we have a specific vacancy detailed below: 

The RNLI is looking for a Volunteer Events Assistant to help suggest new innovative fundraising ideas in and around Sheerness and to then develop those ideas and assist in organising the activities.  As your role will involve planning and liaising with other branch members, good team working skills and a friendly nature would be an asset in this role.

This exciting and role will be varied and suit someone who already has, or would like to develop, events planning/management experience.

This is a great opportunity to really make a difference by raising vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards.

Why the RNLI needs this role
This role will help us save lives at sea by raising income and support from the local community.

Potential time commitment:  Flexible
Team: Fundraising & Communications
Location: Sheerness
Responsible to: Community Fundraising Manager/ Branch Chairman

  To comply with the Volunteer Commitment
  To assist in organising a variety of different activities ranging from coffee mornings to quiz and supper evenings
  To suggest new innovative ideas for fundraising activities
  To plan and attend bi-monthly Event Planning evenings
  To liaise with branch members
  To encourage and welcome a diverse group of new members/supporters into the RNLI

Measures of Success
  Successfully run events
  New fundraising events are suggested and followed through to successful completion

Training and Support
  Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided if required
  The RNLI will aim to provide opportunities for personal development in your volunteer role.

What you will get from this role
  Develop your skills and experience within a leading national charity
  Join a motivated, fun and enthusiastic team
  Gain valuable experience that will enhance your CV and set you apart in the job market
  Meet new people within your local community
  Satisfaction of giving back
  Gain charity sector contacts within a supportive environment
  Reasonable travel and lunch expenses covered

RNLI Values
The RNLI has set values as an organisation that we ask all our staff and volunteers to uphold:
Selfless: Willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual, able to see the bigger picture and act in the best interests of the RNLI. Inclusive and respectful of others. Prepared to share our expertise with organisations that share our aims.
Dependable: Always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and improving. Working in and for the community and delivering on our promises.
Trustworthy: Responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity and impartiality.
Courageous: Prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save more lives at sea.
Health and safety responsibilities: To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of others with whom you volunteer, by report ing all potential and actual health and safety matters including accidents using the correct procedures.

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the RNLI Safeguarding Policy and Procedures to ensure safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

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Ref: EXPIRED - SH481 | Published: 05th Feb 2015