Be the key contact for fundraising in your local community to raise money from a variety of activities such as collections, social events and tea parties.
There are three types of Coordinators:
- The Individual Community Fundraising Coordinator creates strong links with organisations, businesses and individuals in your community and use these networks to raise funds to support our life changing work.
- The Fundraising Group Coordinator is responsible for coordinating a group of volunteers to raise funds through events or other activities, delegating tasks to other members of the group as required and being the key contact in the local area.
- The Deputy Fundraising Group Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Fundraising Coordinator and the Fundraising Group in their activities and events and to take on the responsibilities of the Fundraising Group Coordinator when required.
- Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area
- Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy
- Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs
- Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers
- Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area
- Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed
- Being a passionate local ambassador for Guide Dogs’ work
- Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers
- Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner
- Able to generate enthusiasm
- Good communication and team-working skills
- Able to motivate people
- Sense of satisfaction in seeing donations generated
- Work with committed and passionate people
- Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
- Make a difference in your local community
- Opportunity to learn new skills
- Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
- Regular and ongoing advice and support from Guide Dogs
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training (for Group and Deputy Group Coordinators)
- Resources to support fundraising, such as stock to sell
- Payment of out of pocket expenses in line with Guide Dogs volunteer expenses policy
This role is managed by:
Community Fundraiser/Community Fundraising Development Officer
Home based and working in your local area
Meet one of our existing Fundraising Group Co-ordinators
We may never know who we have helped, but someone, somewhere will have their lives transformed
Jean has been volunteering with us since 2010!
"I like the role because I enjoy getting out and about and meeting people (and dogs!), but also because I know that in some small way I can make a difference.
Our branch meetings are held once a month, where we plan our fundraising events. We aim to do one event each month. I also spend a few days out and about visiting shops and business to give them collecting boxes and promote our events locally by posters and word of mouth.
I love our fundraising events, meeting and chatting to people about guide Dogs. Highlights for me are meeting guide dogs and their owners, seeing the dogs ‘in action’ and the difference they make. I would certainly encourage others to get involved because each person can make a difference. We may never know who we have helped, but someone, somewhere will have their lives transformed."