Why does the BHF need me?
Heart and circulatory disease touches us all, it is the UK’s biggest killer and there are around 7 million people in the UK living with cardiovascular disease affecting young and old alike.
The British Heart Foundation [BHF] has a network of over 200 fundraising groups and branches and over 3,000 community fundraising volunteers in all corners of the UK, helping to support our vital work. Together they raise over £2million every year in the fight against heart disease. By becoming a BHF volunteer you are joining an army of dedicated fundraisers who help the BHF to save and improve lives. Quite simply without volunteers like you we couldn’t continue our pioneering work.
BHF Fundraising Groups and Branches are groups of volunteers who come together in the fight for every heartbeat to hold exciting fundraising events within the community and generate vital funds to help beat heart disease.
The BHF is committed to funding half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
What will I be doing?
Responsibility of the Fundraising Group Leader:
- Lead and coordinate the group in organising fundraising events
- Build strong relationships with all members and actively recruit new members
- Represent the charity in your community, acting as the face of the BHF
- Ensure group activities comply with relevant law and BHF policy
- Working alongside your local Fundraising Manager
What skills and attributes do I need to have?
- Someone who enjoys working with others and is a good team player
- Enthusiasm to run and support in organising fundraising events
- Confidence and willing to act as the face of the BHF in your local community
- Self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
- A commitment to the BHF’s values
What training and support will I be given?
The BHF is committed to ensure that volunteers have an enjoyable and worthwhile volunteering experience. You will have support from existing volunteers and your local Fundraising Manager, as well as BHF’s Fundraising Support Team. There will be the opportunity to gain and develop skills and to meet other volunteers. All out of pocket expenses incurred during your volunteering will be reimbursed.
- Age restrictions
Over 18 years of age
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
In line with BHF volunteer expenses policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 03/06/2019
End Date: 31/05/2020
Where will I be based? As Fundraising Group Leader you will be working in your local community with volunteers in your group. Your local Fundraising Manager and BHF’s Fundraising Support Team will be on hand to support you in your role. What else do I need to know? This role can work flexibly to suit your availability and other commitments. The time commitment will vary depending on the time of year, increasing during campaign periods or when the branch is organising specific events. In addition to co-ordinating the branch and their meetings and events, you may also be involved in helping to raise the profile of the group within the community. This is an important role and will require at least 1 day per month on average.
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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