Fundraising Volunteer

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 and some occasional free time.

Help us raise vital funds by representing SSAFA at local fundraising events, providing a friendly and approachable service to potential donors.

What is a Fundraising volunteer?

As part of a local team, our fundraisers represent SSAFA at events, and in public. The role includes helping at fayres, street collections, concerts, quizzes, raffles, sporting events etc.

Why do we need you?

SSAFA branches rely on 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 need. A varied programme of fundraising also keeps the SSAFA profile high in the local community, so everyone knows who we are and how we can help.

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

This role involves being out and about at public events and would suit someone looking to give the occasional day, half day or evening to support SSAFA; 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 clients

• 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

• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

What about training and support?

• Fundraising workshops

• Training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe

• Access to a range of e-learning courses, fundraising guidance, and marketing materials

• Local Fundraising Coordinator

• Fundraising Manager (per region)

• Access to the Fundraising and Marketing teams based at our central office

• Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What are we looking for?

• Friendly and approachable people

• Confident people who feel happy to engage with the public, potential clients, volunteers and SSAFA colleagues face-to-face

• Reliable attitude, keeping in touch the Fundraising Coordinator about your availability

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely

• Access to public transport or a car to get to 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 032 5612. 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

SSAFA complies with the Equality Act 2010 and welcomes volunteers from all walks of life. For further details see our equality and diversity policy.

Referees

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

  •  Being part of a team with collection/buckets tins at events, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
  • Acting as a marshal at a public event e.g. handing out water to runners, supervising parking etc.
  • Being part of a team running a stall at an event, Armed Forces Day, fayre, county show etc.
  • Helping with putting up posters, building gazebos, serving refreshments, packing/unpacking cars etc.
  • Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA, engaging people of all backgrounds and interests
  • 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

Address

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Referee 1

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Referee 2

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