Could you be our new London Volunteer Fundraising Group Leader?

The Choir with No Name London is our largest choir, and they rehearse every Thursday at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. We want to raise awareness of the choir across the capital, as well as raise money to support the choir within the local community. That’s why we're looking for a fun and inspirational volunteer to dedicate a few hours a week to create and lead a new fundraising group in London to spread the word about our amazing choir!

From managing a group of fundraisers in order to organise and promote fundraising events, to giving a talk in the local community, you’ll be making a big difference to The Choir with No Name London and to the lives of some of the most marginalised people in the city. Hooray!

The Role

The activity suggestions below are provided as ideas, you can choose to do whatever interests you the most, or wherever you can best use your skills. The objective is to raise vital funds for CWNN London as well increasing general public awareness in the local area. Our Fundraising and Communications Manager will support you to make setting up a group as simple as possible, as well as providing training in fundraising best practice, and ensuring you have all the knowledge and info needed to confidently talk about CWNN to the public.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to people affected by homelessness in London, as you have the flexibility to organise whatever fundraising activities you choose (so long as it is safe and legal!) Whether you are interested in charity concerts, sporting events, challenges, bucket shakes, pub quizzes or 24 hour sing-a-thons, we would really appreciate your energy, passion and support!

You’ll be involved in a whole host of activities, including:

  • Organising and promoting fundraising events/activities
  • Organising collections, such as bucket collections in local supermarkets and railway stations
  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteer fundraisers in the group
  • Collecting funds on behalf of the charity and looking after the collection tins
  • Acting as an ambassador for CWNN London through building community networks
  • Organising group meetings/group communications
  • Giving enthusiastic presentations to community organisations, schools, colleges, churches and local businesses to engage them in supporting CWNN London
  • Complying with legal requirements, such as data protection, licensing and health & safety legislation for fundraising events
  • Researching new ways to raise income for CWNN London locally
  • Keeping records of the group’s fundraising activities and depositing funds

What’s in it for you?:

  • Develop fundraising and events management skills in a fun and friendly environment
  • A platform for building confidence
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new transferable skills to enhance your CV
  • Gain a professional reference
  • A warm glow knowing that you are helping people affected by homelessness in your community!

Person Specifications:

  • Strong organisational & leadership skills
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Ability to work towards financial targets
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Numeracy and ability to handle money
  • An ability to be a team player
  • Enthusiasm, resourcefulness and great ideas!
  • A good knowledge of London and great community networks
  • A passion for our choirs, and supporting people affected by homelessness
  • Understanding of the mission and goals of the Choir with No Name
  • Access to the internet/email

What help will CWNN provide?

  • Induction training and ongoing support from CWNN Fundraising and Comms Manager
  • Reimbursement for expenses where appropriate
  • Fundraising ideas, materials and information, such as leaflets, collection tins, t-shirts and buckets
  • Invitation to attend choir rehearsal and CWNN gigs, and chance to get to know our choir members

This is a voluntary role, and we are aware that these activities will need to fit around work/personal time, so whilst we ask for a minimum commitment of a few hours a week, we leave it up to the individual to decide what hours they would like to dedicate to the role, or if they would like to share the role with another volunteer. It is recommended that the fundraising group meets up/communicates once a month, and the Local Fundraising Group Leader meets with the Choir with No Name Fundraising & Comms Manager for face to face catch ups every couple of months. The Fundraising & Comms Manager will also be on hand for advice and support whenever needed!

We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 year.

Recruitment process:

Please send a covering email to rachel@choirwithnoname.org explaining who you are and why you are best suited for the role, as well as any relevant experience you may have. Following application, there will be a short informal face-to-face interview, and a request to provide references. The successful applicant will then be processed as an official volunteer and will attend an induction with the Choir with No Name Fundraising and Communications Manager. 

Additional information

  • We expect all volunteers to comply with Choir with No Name policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times.
  • We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and from people with disabilities

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