seeking committed and enthusiastic individuals throughout the UK to recruit,
motivate and co-ordinate fundraising groups for Make-A-Wish
Why we need you Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes
throughout the UK and we would love to increase the awareness that we have in
your local area. Make-A-Wish fundraising groups will inspire others through
organising and hosting their own fundraising events, and engaging local
supporters in raising funds for Make-A-Wish.
What will I be doing?
As a group
member your role will be to increase
awareness and fundraising groups in your local area. As a team we would ideally
like you to fulfil a number of objectives:
1. Organise at least one fundraising event per
year. This might be a coffee morning, or something as grand as a village fete.
Focus on the skills of the group and what you like doing and go from there.
2. Organise one charity street collection per
year. This could be a day outside a supermarket collecting or, if you have
enough volunteers, covering a whole city or borough it’s up to you. We’ve put together a How Toguide for collections with all you need to know
about putting a collection day together.
3. Hold a
Make-A-Wish stall at local Fairs or open days. We do not have merchandise to
sell, but if you can think of a fun fundraising stand like a teddy tombola or
lucky dip to attract people to your stall, this would be great and would help
us raise awareness of Make-A-Wish in your local area.
4. Help promote local fundraising activity and
campaigns in the local area.
5. Represent the charity at local events and
cheque presentations as requested
the Fundraising Team updated with any new talks that are generated through the
Approach local businesses that may be able to hold a collecting tin, display a
poster, hold a small fundraising event for Make-A-Wish.
Responsibilities of Group Member:
1. Work with fellow group members to organise
fundraising events. 2. Act as
a Make-A-Wish representative within your community.
3. Engage your networks to support fundraising
activities and maximise income.
and support other members of the group in their activities.
skills and attributes do I need?
commitment to attend every meeting.
interest in events management and volunteer-led fundraising.
An ability to lead, organise and inspire
volunteers to support Make-A-Wish.
Good communication skills.
interpersonal skills for building relationships with supporters.
of your local area.
network of friends and contacts.
in using basic PC applications.
How much time do I need to commit?
As much time as you are able to give! We would
like someone who is able to commit to this role for a minimum of one year,
although ideally we are looking for people who can commit long-term to the
group. The amount of time spent with the group will depend greatly on the
number of people you recruit, and how the workload is shared out.
What support will I be given?
1. There will be a leader of each group
responsible for supporting the team.
team meetings will be held or updates on events via Wishnet (Volunteer
will be working as a team and will receive support from all group members.
4. A representative from Make-A-Wish will meet
with the group as requested up to three times a year.
will be kept up to date via your Group Leader with the latest Make-A-Wish news
Where will I be based?
You will be based in your
local area. You may want to run team meetings from your home or arrange a place
where you can meet every month.