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Volunteer Fundraising Team Member, Betty's 5p Pots Coordinator - Various Locations

Volunteer Fundraising Team Member, Betty's 5p Pots Coordinator - Various Locations

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    County Durham

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    Temporary / Interim

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    Volunteers Team

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    over 2 years ago

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This role covers the following locations: Bishop Auckland/Spennymoor, Consett/Shotley Bridge, Darlington, Durham, Houghton le Spring, Lanchester, Peterlee, Seaham, Sedgefield, Stanley, Sunderland and Washington

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 is supported by a Community Fundraising Manager although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the branch members themselves. 

Becoming part of your local fundraising branch 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.

One new fundraising initiative which has recently taken off is “Betty’s 5p Pots” for which we use recycled miniature (single portion) jam jars.  By recycling these into individual collection boxes for 5p pieces and loose change, we can generate fundraising income to support our volunteer lifeboat crews.  To support this recent project we have a specific opportunity below:

Do you like getting out and about meeting new people and developing local contacts?  If so, this opportunity could be for you.

The role involves identifying new participants to take part in this project which is already thriving in many locations. Your friendly nature and strong communication skills will be an advantage to you when you are out and about visiting potential hosts!  

Once the jars have been distributed to the participants, the next step would be to arrange convenient times to collect the filled jars and then to count and record the amount of monies raised.  Also, crucially important would be to thank the host and give them a receipt.  Drumming up new participants along the way will always be important so if you can squeeze in some further networking from time to time, so much the better.

This role would suit somebody who has basic numeracy and administration skills together with the ability to handle money confidently alongside a positive outlook and a friendly disposition.  All of the training needed to carry out this role will be provided; this is a great way to support the RNLI within your community and help us to continue to save more lives at sea.

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We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.