Wallsend Boys Club...Helping Young People to Reach Their Potential


Fundraising Assistant

Main tasks

  • Help with the appeal
  • Maintain the clubs funding data base
  • Find sponsors/funders
  • Assist in writing bids and funding applications
  • Source funding and grants available for general and specific projects
  • Contribute to the funding strategy and update the clubs funding record
  • Liaising with staff and other volunteers to produce promotional materials for events
  • Assisting to organize and promote events such as the annual golf day and sports man’s dinner, promoting events and selling tickets
  • Organizing, promoting and selling tickets for tournaments, fun days and other events
  • Reconciling income and keeping accurate financial records to do with each event inline with the clubs financial procedures

Necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge

  • An ability to relate to people
  • An interest in the young people’s sector
  • Competent in using basic computer packages such as Microsoft word
  • A willingness to participate in necessary training and be involved in consultation regarding the role and development of the project
  • A professional telephone manner
  • Willingness to volunteer as part of a team
  • Ability to talk to people (including potential volunteers and young people) face to face to explain about Wallsend Boys Club and its services

Induction and training

  • Wallsend Boys Club offer an induction period for volunteers and on-going training related to the volunteer role
  • All training is interactive and delivered by experienced and committed staff

Support and supervision

  • There will be opportunity to participate in group volunteer evenings (training/social/peer discussion)
  • Briefing/debrief sessions after specific tasks
  • An initial induction programme
  • On going training

Benefits of volunteering

  • While volunteering at the project, volunteers have full liability insurance cover.
  • Possible personal & professional development through training and support.
  • References for volunteers will be available after a period of three months of volunteering.
  • Contribution to a project that really does make a difference to the lives of young people.

Equal opportunities

Depaul UK, as an organisation with a Vincentian ethos, believes that it is essential to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity. Depaul UK, as both employer and service provider, is committed to opposing discrimination and will not discriminate against any person because of their ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, responsibility for children or dependants, age, employment status, disability, HIV status, religious or political beliefs or because of unrelated criminal convictions.

All applicants will be subject to the successful completion of an enhanced CRB disclosure, an informal interview, and reference checks.

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