Branch Fundraising Coordinator

Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If you already have some fundraising experience that would be great too but it’s not essential.

As a Fundraising Coordinator, you would work with your local SSAFA branch to develop a Fundraising Plan. You would be central to delivering this local plan to raise funds through a range of local sources including grants, trusts, appeals, collections.

What is a Fundraising Coordinator?

As Fundraising Coordinator, you would work with your local SSAFA branch to develop a Fundraising Plan. You would be central to delivering this local plan to raise funds through a range of local sources including grants, trusts, appeals, collections and events

Why do we need you?

SSAFA branches rely on a regular charitable income to fund all the necessities behind our support for clients. This includes volunteer travel expenses, phone bills, publicity and grants for clients in urgent needs. A varied programme of fundraising also keeps the SSAFA profile high in the local community. We’d love to hear from you if you could help by coordinating this vital aspect of your local SSAFA branch.

When would you be needed and where would you be based?

As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home. You would also be out and about at events and meetings. This role would suit someone looking to give a regular time commitment to SSAFA although when and where would be flexible to suit you.

What can you gain from this volunteering role?

  • Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
  • Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support client
  • Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
  • Experience, training, and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews

What about training and support?

  • Fundraising workshops
  • Online training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families safe and personal information safe
  • Access to a range of e-learning courses, fundraising guidance, and marketing materials
  • Volunteer Support Manager (per region)
  • Fundraising Manager (per region)
  • Fundraising and Marketing teams based at our central office
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What are we looking for?

  • Friendly and approachable people with good communication skills including written and spoken English
  • Confident to deal with the public, potential clients, volunteers, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues – face-to-face, by phone, email or via social media
  •  Experience of running events and or submitting funding applications would be welcome but not essential
  • Ability to send and receive emails – you will receive your own SSAFA email address
  • Ability to make enquires about fundraising opportunities by phone, email, letter or by filling in forms
  • Reliable attitude, keep appointments, update the branch regarding your availability
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
  • Access to public transport or a car to get to meetings and events
  • Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)

How do I find out more?

  • Complete the volunteer application form below.
  • Call our friendly central Volunteer Team on 0800 260 6775. They can answer any general questions about volunteering and put you in touch with your local branch

How we use your information?

The information you provide will be used to create a personal record on our database if your application to become a SSAFA volunteer is successful. It will not be used for any other purpose or shared with any other organisation; all data collected from unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed as soon as it is no longer needed. SSAFA complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.  Please read our privacy policy for more information.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and of all faiths and none. SSAFA are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support disabled volunteers, so they have access to the same opportunities and experiences as non-disabled volunteers.

For further details see our equality and diversity policy.


We have a few restrictions on who can act as a referee for you and your application:

  • The referee must have know you for at least two years - and you must still be in contact now.
  • The referee cannot be a member of your family.
  • The referee cannot live at the same address as you.

What you'll do

Key role responsibilities

  • Developing an ethical fundraising plan based on the needs of the branch and choosing a mix of sources
  • Working with the branch secretary and Regional Fundraising Manager, recruit a team of fundraising volunteers to support events, appeals and collections
  • Working with the Regional Fundraising Manager, support national fundraising campaigns
  • Working with the Branch Publicity Officer, develop opportunities to combine awareness and fundraising
  • Planning and running local appeals, collections and events
  • Identifying and submitting applications to appropriate trusts and grant funding organisations
  • Working with Marketing staff at central office check that all fundraising materials meet SSAFA branding style and current key messages
  • Liaise with Regional Fundraising Manager when pursuing opportunities beyond local sources e.g. corporate partnerships
  • Evaluate fundraising activities and provide reports and information for the branch
  • Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA including all sections of the community in awareness raising
  • Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)

Application form


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