We're committed to achieving a good volunteering experience for all of our volunteers. We believe in equal opportunities and welcome applications to volunteer from all. We particularly welcome applications from our service users and those who have benefited from our services.
Where criminal disclosures are required we will review all cases on an individual basis and a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to volunteering with us.
Introduction to the role
You'll support our work by fundraising with your friends, community, family and colleagues. This is a vital role as it helps us to reach new people, inspire new fundraising activity, and thank our supporters for the work they are doing.
We'll provide ongoing support, including exciting and inspiring fundraising ideas and all the gear you need to maximise your fundraising from t-shirts, posters, balloons and other branded materials.
This is a varied volunteer role that's well suited for anyone interested in fundraising and organising events of all sizes. You'll also have the opportunity to volunteer at events such as our World AIDS Day Walk based in Brighton and Glasgow and UK wide running and challenge events.
We ask that all Fundraising Ambassadors aim to raise a minimum of £500 in their first year in the role.
The type of tasks and activities you could be involved with:
- Fundraising with your friends, colleagues, family and online or offline communities/networks.
- Inspiring others to fundraise and support our work.
- To act as ambassador for the trust and champion the work that we do everyday to end HIV transmissions by 2030.
- Organise an event of your choice e.g. quiz night, dancing competition, bake sale, tribute night, club night etc.
- Promoting, recruiting teams or volunteering at our London and Glasgow World AIDS Day fundraising walks.
- With our support, host your own World AIDS Day fundraising walk in your local community.
- Giving short inspiring talks about the work we do to a variety of community groups (experience of public speaking is preferred).
- Volunteering with us at our cheering stations at London based running and challenge events e.g. Virgin Money London Marathon.
- Sharing your local and regional knowledge to help identify fundraising and charity partnership opportunities.
- Feeding back on your volunteering experience with us.
Desirable skills and experience
- Passion for fundraising and inspiring others to fundraise.
- A basic understanding of the issues relating to HIV and AIDS, or willingness to learn.
- Commitment to representing us in a positive and constructive way.
As part of this role you'll receive:
- Recognition of your fundraising achievements when you reach £500, £1,000, £2,000 and £5,000.
- Support and supervision from a dedicated Volunteer Manager.
- Updates on the work of the charity and the impact your fundraising is making.
- Reimbursement of expenses on agreed tasks.
- References given subject to Terrence Higgins Trust policy.
- Opportunity to develop and update skills and gain new experiences.
- Great experience for anyone hoping to start a career in the charity sector.
Desired commitment: Can be flexible around your personal, family and work commitments.
Geographical area: In your local area
When required: ASAP
Training & Support: Core induction training
Expenses: Some events that you will hold may require a bit of expenditure which you can cover with the money you raise. Any out of pocket expenses require approval and agreement in advance with your Volunteer Manager.
Restrictions (e.g. age, gender, sexuality, HIV status, access): Must be 18 years or over.
Registration Process: Informal telephone interview, application form ,two character references and completing online training.
Is a Criminal Record Check required? No
All volunteers will be expected to:
- Promote and adhere to Terrence Higgins Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy, Confidentiality Policy and Volunteer Code of Conduct.
- Promote and maintain health and safety regulations, practices and conditions.
- Be responsible for the security of buildings and their contents and the charity’s resources.
- Complete all necessary paperwork and provide basic monitoring data as required.
- Take part in group support sessions and supervision as required for the role.
- Attend meetings, conferences and undertake training as appropriate.