Fundraising & Events Volunteer

Fundraising & Events Volunteer

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd October, 2019

Department: Fundraising

Place of volunteering: Shaftesbury Court/ home working when required

Hours: Ideally 7 hours per week. Flexi time and working from home negotiable.

Reporting to: Fundraising Assistant

Role Summary:

Support our fundraising team to organise events, promote fundraising activities and raise money to help over 2,500 women, children and LGBTQ+ people across East Sussex.

Not only will you gain vital fundraising, events, digital, admin and overall charity experience, you’ll also get an insight in to the day-to-day running of a fundraising team, learn more about the work RISE does and help raise money that could give even more people freedom from domestic abuse.

Personal Skills and Qualities Required:

  • A passion for supporting the work that RISE undertakes
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages and general IT skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to understand and work with confidential data
  • Good attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Ability to be flexible and work according to the needs of the team
  • At all times you will be expected to protect the safety and security of services, service users, staff, volunteers and buildings, and the confidentiality of records and other information;
  • Acknowledge and actively support the rights of women, children and LGBTQ+ people who have experienced domestic violence.
  • An understanding and respect for diversity, equality and inclusion.

Desired Skills/ Experience:

  • Fundraising experience
  • Admin experience
  • Events experience

General Duties:

  • Assisting the fundraising team to keep accurate records of fundraising and events activity, including financial income
  • Managing data and information relating to fundraising events and activities.
  • Assisting the fundraising team with financial processes, including keeping and maintaining accurate records for yearly Gift Aid claims
  • Ad hoc research and contact of local organisations to request supplies, donations, promotions etc for RISE events
  • Research into appropriate trusts, foundations and grant making bodies that sit in line with the RISE vision
  • Assisting with ad hoc queries from supporters over the phone and via email.
  • Assisting with day to day administration requirements, i.e. thank you letters, posting, filling.
  • Helping with collection tin admin and cash counting.
  • Any other duties as required and relevant to the team’s needs.

What We Offer:

  • You will be working as part of a dynamic and supportive professional team where you will receive comprehensive induction and training to perform your role effectively.
  • You will have an opportunity to develop your strengths and skills (communication, teamwork, time management, positive attitude, initiative), build confidence and feel valued.
  • Experience of working in the third sector and active development to increase knowledge of third sector organisational structure and processes.
  • Active progression such as regular supervisions, open discussion about any relevant and feasible development RISE can offer such as job shadowing or one-to-ones with desired areas of the organisation.
  • Possible opportunities to develop autonomy over small project areas and/or own campaigns as well as input your ideas into current ones.
  • You will gain transferable professional skills and work experience that provides you with additional sources for positive work references.
  • Comprehensive induction and training to perform your role effectively.
  • We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.
  • Where a volunteer works more than 5 hours in any one day a lunch allowance of up to £3.50 will be reimbursed.



This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

To apply for this role please complete a RISE Volunteer Application form. CVs will not be accepted. Please download a form from the website or contact [email protected]