Bucket Collection Coordinator

  • Reference:Bucket Collection Coordinator
  • Location:
    Various locations
  • Department:Community Fundraising
  • Posts available:30
  • Salary:£0
  • Full/Part time:Volunteer
  • Contract type:
    Volunteer
  • Closing date:Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We're looking for proactive and outgoing people with a good knowledge of their local community to join our fundraising family as Bucket Collection Coordinators, helping make a difference for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home by giving a small amount of time.

Bucket collections are a simple and fun way to raise money and awareness for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Our Bucket Collection Coordinators organise collection events in their local communities to help raise vital funds for the 7,000 dogs and cats that we care for every year.

In the role of Bucket Collection Coordinator you will book or supervise collections at local supermarkets, garden centres, and similar venues, be the key point of contact on the day, and process and record the funds raised, all in coordination with and support from Battersea’s Regional Community Fundraiser in your area.

What will I be doing as a Bucket Collection Coordinator?

  • Plan collection events at supermarkets, garden centres, shopping centres and similar venues in your community, or supervise collections organised by your Regional Community Fundraiser. Note: these will be on licensed premises only, they will not be door-to-door or street collections
  • Work with the Regional Community Fundraiser to organise a rota of volunteers for each collection
  • Liaise with volunteers ahead of the event, and let them know the total raised afterwards
  • Act as the key point of contact on the day, including set up and break down, and ensuring basic protocols are followed
  • Collect, count, bank and report funds raised, following guidance provided
  • Complete any forms required by the venue to report the results of the collection.
  • Always be a positive and proactive representative of the Home.
  • Please note, this role does involve directly volunteering with animals

What experience or skills will I need to do this role?

  • Good knowledge of your local community
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy 
  • Outgoing, proactive and self-motivated
  • Organised, with good numeracy and computer skills (Microsoft Excel and email)
  • Aged 18+
  • Access to your own vehicle with a full UK drivers licence

What are the benefits for me?

  • Developing your knowledge and skills and enhancing your CV
  • Having fun, meeting new people, sharing your enthusiasm and doing something new
  • Making a real difference to the dogs and cats in our care, helping them find new homes and happy futures
  • Being part of the Battersea fundraising family
  • Representing Battersea Dogs & Cats Home at the heart of your local community

What support and materials will I be given?

  • Full induction on all aspects of your role
  • All appropriate materials to support your role 
  • Your own collector’s authorisation letter
  • Continuous support and advice from your local Regional Community Fundraiser

How much time will I need to commit to this role?

This fun and flexible role can be carried out at times that suit you. The amount of time required per collection will be approximately 2-3 hours in administration time plus the time of the actual collection. The most successful collections are often on weekends, so this role works well for people who do not have a lot of time to volunteer but want to make a significant impact. Please note, all volunteering will take place in the London and the South East region, so we unfortunately cannot accept volunteers from outside this region. 

How do I apply for this role?

To apply for this role, please fill in our online application form, which will be sent to the Community Fundraising team, who will get back to you as soon as they can.