Collection Coordinator (Action on Hearing Loss)

Causeway Coast & Glens

Role Description:To lead, motivate, coordinate and manage a small fundraising team, organising three pre-arranged collections per year in your area.

All funds raised will support Action on Hearing Loss’s vital services and make a life changing difference to deaf and hard of hearing people in your local area and throughout Northern Ireland.

Suggested tasks:

  • Help to organise three charity collections per year in your local area
  • Attend and coordinate these collections
  • Help to recruit volunteers to collect at a sporting event or train/bus station or pack bags in a supermarket
  • Keep volunteers motivated and informed during each collection you coordinate by building good relationships with them and creating a fun and friendly atmosphere
  • Be an ambassador for the charity in your local area by representing us at events and cheque presentations
  • Assist your Regional Fundraising Executive to approach local businesses that may be able to help us to raise funds by displaying a collection tin, sponsoring an event or making a donation for a hamper.

Skills needed:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships and motivate people to support Action on Hearing Loss
  • Knowledge of your local area and a good network of contacts in the area
  • The ability to organise and motivate volunteers to attend and engage in collections and bag packs.

Training/learning needed:

Action on Hearing Loss NI offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including a one-day induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.

Time: The level of commitment depends on the individual volunteer. An average bag pack takes about 6 hours and a collection takes approximately 4 hours.

Location: Causeway Area.

Support and supervision:Regular 1:1 support will be given to you by the dedicated Fundraising Executive in your area.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people;
  • Line Management – gaining direct line management experience and co-ordination of a collections team
  • Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers;
  • Fulfillment – knowing that your support at events and as an Action on Hearing Loss representative will make a real difference to those who receive it and raise deaf awareness throughout society as a whole;
  • Expenses – all expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy;
  • Opportunity to try other volunteering roles within Action on Hearing Loss.

Disclosure: Some volunteers are required to complete an Access NI check as some roles may include working with vulnerable adults. Whether or not a check will be carried out will depend on the nature of the role(s) you will undertake.

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