11 months ago
Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.
The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Fundraising Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves.
Becoming part of your local fundraising team 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 team members have been volunteering for many years, some just join us for a few months – whatever their commitments allow.
Our Bookham and Leatherhead fundraising team is currently looking for a motivated Volunteer Box Secretary to manage the collecting boxes in pubs and shops in Bookham & Effingham. If you like getting out and about meeting people and developing relationships, feel comfortable handling cash and have basic numeracy skills, then this role might be for you.
The role involves, collecting the boxes at regular intervals (depending on how quickly they fill up but usually two to four times per year), counting, banking and recording the income and saying thank you to our supporters. The funds raised are a significant contribution to fundraising so looking for new locations is important. By building relationships with these members of the local community you will be acting as an ambassador for our charity.
This is a great opportunity to really make a difference by raising vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards.
This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI. RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.
We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding. Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.
To apply for the role, please visit https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-box-secretary-bookham-leatherhead-fetcham-effingham-315821.html
We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.