Would you like to make a difference to the lives of people with autism or learning disabilities by helping to raise funds in your local community? Have fun? Discover new interests? Meet new people? Look no further than our fantastic volunteer fundraiser opportunity!
Equal Futures creates connections for people with a learning disability or autism and their family carers through Circles of Support, befriending and social events. You will work as part of a small team of dedicated volunteers to organise fundraising events, such as coffee mornings, raffles and auctions, quiz nights and suppers, and support other fundraisers who get involved in local events, such as the KiltWalk. You will benefit from ongoing skills development as well as friendly, professional support from our Project Coordinators and Fundraising staff.
What will you do as a Volunteer Fundraiser with Equal Futures?
You will meet with a small group of Volunteer Fundraisers on a regular basis to come with up with ideas to raise funds for our small charity. You’ll plan, book and execute community-centric events, with support from professional fundraisers, identify which resources you’ll need and liaise with local organisations to get things underway. You’ll use your passion and enthusiasm to win support from local companies and businesses and help to ensure Equal Futures is their charity of choice.
You’ll enjoy lots of benefits being a Volunteer Fundraiser, such as:
• Learning from an experienced and knowledgeable team
• Meeting new people and having fun
• Volunteering on a flexible basis that fits in with your life
• Access to free training and regular support
• Social opportunities with other Volunteers
• Improved self-esteem & confidence
• Improved communication skills
• Advantageous for relevant careers
• Reduced loneliness and better mental health
• Feeling valued in our friendly team
• Seeing the difference that you’re making to people’s lives
Raising funds requires people with different strengths working together, so whether you’re naturally outgoing and love talking to new people or prefer to coordinate and plan rather than being front and centre, you will thrive in this role. You don’t need previous experience of fundraising or learning disabilities as we offer excellent training and ongoing support. Your passion, enthusiasm and ability to inspire others in your community to support our work is all that you need to bring. You will be joining a happy, fun and friendly team where you are valued and have a sense of belonging.
We welcome applicants from ALL sections of the community and will work flexibly with you to ensure your volunteering journey is a positive and satisfying experience.
Edinburgh & Lothians area: Jane.Mcallister@equalfutures.org.uk
Glasgow and North Lanarkshire area: Donna.McCallum@equalfutures.org.uk
Ayrshire area: Shona.Fleming@equalfutures.org.uk