Volunteers will be working closely with the Fundraising and Admin Officer at the Appeal Offices in Leeds. Tasks will vary on a weekly basis, depending on the needs of the business and are likely to include processing sponsorship forms, inputting event participants on to the fundraising database, fulfilling fundraising packs, sending out good luck and thank you cards.
The team are looking for someone who is IT literate, a good communicator and enjoys working as part of a busy, lively team. The volunteer will gain work experience in the charity sector, learning processes and procedures which are vital if they are looking for a career in the sector.
As a Volunteer Community Fundraiser, with the support of the Fundraising team, you will have the opportunity to build a local fundraising group in your community.
This may involve contacting local companies to request that they display a collection tin, organising a pub quiz or turning your sport team's social into a fundraising night.
The role will require an organised individual who enjoys meeting people. You will gain vital fundraising and event organising skills, building confidence to take into future roles.
"I have been volunteering at the Jane Tomlinson Appeal since March 2014. My course at Uni really doesn't have that many contact hours so I decided I should probably do something valuable with my free time. The team are really welcoming and flexible about when you can work and the type of work that suits you. My tasks often vary from general office admin, including writing thank you notes, sending out t-shirts and data entry. These are a welcome break from the heavy work at Uni! I have also been helping with securing entertainment and sponsors and will be lending a hand at events, there's a lot of variety so it really can suit anyone. I would definitely recommend volunteering with The Appeal - the atmosphere in the office is friendly and welcoming; you can have as much responsibility as you would like so you never feel out of your depth; and it is perfect as a CV booster! I have definitely gained more confidence for applying for internships/placements. Aside from that, it's just a lovely place to work with great people, and at the end of the volunteering day you really feel that you've helped out!" - Becky Kay, University of Leeds Student
We are on a continuous search for volunteers for our events, either being part of the JTA cheer stations and race day hospitality or supporting the events team. Race Marshalls are a vital part of all of our events, without whom the events would struggle to even take place. Tasks include supporting runners on the course, manning water stations and the runner holding areas and much much more. We know from participant feedback how much they appreciate the support from our volunteers and should you wish to get involved you will be part of an enthusiastic and valued team.
If you can help in any way we would love to hear from you. Please contact us by any of the means below;
Telephone: 0113 826 7754
Post: Jane Tomlinson Appeal
PO Box 314
"I started volunteering because I wanted to do something enjoyable and worthwhile with my free time. The hours are more flexible than a part time job and it's still possible to get a huge amount of experience, something you can never have enough of when moving towards starting your career. I really enjoy my time every week volunteering at the Appeal because I have the opportunity to get involved in lots of the different areas of work they do. Each week I am doing something different and while this means I'm never getting bored doing the same thing, it also means I have the chance to gain a broad range of experience! The Appeal has definitely helped me with career opportunities already and volunteering looks great on your CV. Volunteering is a great thing to get involved in as a student alongside your studies and I would definitely recommend it. You get the chance to gain some valuable experience in a friendly and fun environment as well as really feeling you are helping an important charity." - Amy Gyngell, University of Leeds Student
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