Bucket Collection Lead Volunteer

  • Reference:Bucket Collection Lead Volunteer
  • Location:
    Various locations
  • Department:Community Fundraising
  • Posts available:30
  • Salary:£0
  • Full/Part time:Volunteer
  • Contract type:
  • Closing date:Friday, August 31, 2018

Why do Battersea need a volunteer?

Bucket collections are a simple and fun way to raise money and awareness for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Our Bucket Collection Coordinators provide vital support to the Community Fundraising team by taking a lead role at our key collection events as well as being encouraged to 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  Bucket Collection Lead Volunteer, you will supervise some of our key collection events. This will include being the key contact point, facilitating the volunteer rota, liaising with venue staff and handling cash.  You will also be encouraged to book collections at local supermarkets, garden centres, shopping centres,  similar venues and at local events in your community This would also involve taking ownership of these collections,  in coordination with and support from Battersea’s Regional Community Fundraiser in your area.

What would I be doing?

  • Supervise key collection events organised by the Regional Community Fundraiser and plan collection events at supermarkets, garden centres, shopping centres, similar venues and at local events in your community.   Note: these will be on licensed premises only. They will not be door-to-door or street collections.Act as the key point of contact on the day, including set up and break down, and ensuring basic protocols are followed
  • Collect, count and bank funds raised, following guidance provided
  • Always be a positive and proactive representative of the Home.
  • If you have organised your own collection, you will also need to organise a rota of volunteers, liaise with them ahead of the event and communicate the total raised afterwards and complete any forms required by the venue to report the outcome of the collection. Training will be provided for this.
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)

Please note, you need to be aged 18 years or over to volunteer for this role. You will be required to travel independently within your local community to fulfil this role, however a driver’s licence and access to your own car are not required if local transport is sufficient. All reasonable travel expenses for the role will be fully reimbursed. 

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 and each element of the role requires different time commitments. At Battersea organised collections where you will support by being the lead volunteer no administration time is needed. However, you will need to be able to commit a minimum of approximately 6 hours on the fundraisingday to fulfil the role. For collection events that you organise yourself, these will require approximately 2-3 hours of  administration time plus the time of the actual collection. The most successful collections are during peak times on weekdays and over 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.