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Fundraising Volunteer, Event & Community Support

Department: Fundraising

Job Description:

Department: Fundraising

Reports to: Fundraising Team

Accountable to: Community Fundraiser, Events Manager and Volunteer Services Manager             

Minimum time commitment: Cheque presentations from 30 mins to 1 hour with the addition of travel to and from the venue. Stall support up to 4 hours, am and pm on a rota basis (shorter periods are available)

Job Description:

The role of Fundraising Volunteer, Event & Community Support for The Kirkwood is crucial to the delivery of fundraising activities. We rely on the support of our volunteering teams to work alongside the Fundraising team to help us spread awareness of our services, interact with supporters and thank them for their continued support and fundraising efforts helping to fund the care we deliver in the community.

We operate on an organised live working rota which houses the year's fundraising events. This rota is updated frequently to suit the needs of our fundraising supporters and their events, inclusive of The Kirkwood annual calendar events. As a volunteer, you will need to be flexible to changes or last minute cancellations of scheduled events that may happen due to circumstances outside of our control. We will notify you as soon as possible if this is the case.

A positive outlook and approach is something we pride ourselves on in the fundraising team, so we welcome those who are equally chatty and cheerfully ready to conquer the day's tasks, meeting and greeting the public and supporters, delivering excellence at each and every event.

If you are a confident speaker able to engage with people such as event organisers, event participants, stall holders, members of the public, and venue owners, then we want to hear from you!


Key tasks:

  • Duties will include but are not exclusive to:
  • Assisting in the set up of stalls and displays
  • Manning of the event stalls
  • Assisting with the sale of The Kirkwood merchandise, raffle tickets, The Big K superdraw lottery tickets and scratch cards
  • Bag packing (local supermarket promotions)
  • Promoting services and handing out promotional material to members of the public
  • Serving refreshments
  • Attending cheque presentations on behalf of The Kirkwood
  • Collecting and distributing fundraising items and supplies (buckets, banners, flyers, etc)

    Training and support will be provided if required.


Role requirements:

  • Have a UK driver’s license, and use of own car (desirable but not essential)
  • Must have business insurance in using a company car
  • Have good communication and people skills
  • Have good general knowledge of the Kirklees area.
  • Have good time management skills.
  • Flexibility as weekends and evenings may apply to this role.


Location: The Kirkwood Donation Centre, Sands Mill, Mirfield

Interested in this role?
Please email: volunteer@thekirkwood.org.uk
Or call: Tel: 01484 557 900

Volunteering with The Kirkwood:
As a volunteer, you will need to maintain complete confidentiality as a condition of your volunteering. Information relating to patients, visitors, team members and fellow volunteers can only be, disclosed with the express permission of the appropriate manager.

All volunteers and staff have a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment following The Kirkwood Fire and Health & Safety policies. All volunteers are required to work within the policy guidelines of The Kirkwood.

Volunteering at The Kirkwood is subject to satisfactory references such as; health declaration, role-specific assessment, and where appropriate a DBS Disclosure. 

Before or shortly after starting, all volunteers will be invited to attend an induction session. In the first few weeks, volunteers undertake role-specific shadowing and training, and complete the following training modules (assistance being provided if required): To keep up-to-date with requirements and legislation in these areas, it may be necessary to refresh this training from time to time.

A little bit of background about The Kirkwood:
The Kirkwood provides specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis to the end of life, respecting their individual needs and wishes. Care and support are also provided for their family members, friends, and carers, both during the illness and after death. Through education, training, and partnership with others, we improve care for everyone affected by a life-limiting illness.

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01484 557910

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