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Volunteer Administration and Fundraising Support

Job Title Volunteer Administration and Fundraising Support
Contract Type Contract
Location Westminster
Salary Reasonable travel and lunch expenses reimbursed
Job Published 10 Feb 2017
REF LF1045
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Job Description

Dignity in Dying & Compassion in Dying

This volunteer role will be supporting two sister organisations, both of which are focused on end of life rights. Dignity in Dying leads the high-profile and historic campaign for assisted dying, whilst Compassion in Dying works to inform and empower people to plan ahead for their end-of- life treatment and care.

As a volunteer you will be providing vital support to Dignity in Dying’s small but effective fundraising team and Compassion in Dying’s busy Information Service.

Skills and Abilities

  • Good IT skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organised and efficient
  • The ability to work in a team, as well as on own initiative
  • Committed and reliable

Your responsibilities – Dignity in Dying

You will be providing support with all aspects of the day-to-day running of the office and supporting our small fundraising team. You will be supervised and supported by Dignity in Dying staff to support us with a variety of tasks, likely to include some of the following:

  • Assisting with opening mail and processing donations
  • Keeping accurate records and inputting data onto our database (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Helping with correspondence and sending letters to members
  • Supporting the preparation of fundraising activity with proofreading and contributing ideas

Your responsibilities – Compassion in Dying

Compassion in Dying’s Information Service supports people to plan ahead in a way that is right for them. You will provide support with the administration of information requests from the public, and help to ensure that information is distributed in a timely manner. Your responsibilities are likely to include some of the following:

  • Recording information requests on the database (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Sending out information to the public as necessary
  • Proofreading and reviewing publications
  • Assisting with Gift Aid administration

Location & Time commitment

Dignity in Dying and Compassion in Dying share an office in central London on Oxford Street. We would require you to commit to at least two days per week for a minimum of three months, and if possible would ask that you come in for extra time during particularly busy periods (for example during a fundraising appeal).


You will be fully trained in all aspects of your role, and receive training on the Raiser’s Edge database. You will be supported by a dedicated member of staff, and receive monthly catch ups to enable development in areas that are of particular interest to you.

This role will give you a unique insight into Dignity in Dying and Compassion in Dying. You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance varied skills relevant to the third sector, particularly within Raiser’s Edge, Administration and Fundraising.

We are a friendly office, and volunteers play a key role in the success of both organisations. We are looking forward to welcoming someone new to the team.

We are able to reimburse travel & lunch expenses. Please be aware that our office is unfortunately not accessible for volunteers with reduced mobility - the building has a small lift which is only accessible from the 1st floor landing.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To apply please send your CV and a short (two paragraph) cover note to 

If you have any questions please email

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

Ref: LF1045 | Published: 10th Feb 2017

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