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Fundraising Group Lead

Fundraising groups are the face of CHAS in the community, raising money and the profile of the charity. Groups deliver fundraising events to raise vital funds to support children with a life-shortening condition across Scotland.

The Group Lead role heads the group and is responsible for group membership and planning and delivering all activities.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Recruiting and supporting new members of the fundraising group
  • Leading the fundraising group and organising regular meetings
  • Planning, organising and promoting fundraising events and collections with other group members
  • Ensuing the group’s activities comply with all relevant legislation
  • Collecting funds and maintaining collecting cans in your local area
  • Distributing promotional leaflets for CHAS
  • Keeping the records of the group’s accounts and banking money raised
  • Acting as an ambassador for CHAS by building community networks and representing CHAS at community events
  • Liaising with the local CHAS Fundraiser and Voluntary Services Manager

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Willingness to lead and be part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Local knowledge and links to your community
  • Numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
  • An ability to relate to people of all ages
  • Good communication skills

How much time should I offer?

Flexible time commitment

Where is the role based?

Anywhere in Scotland – in your local community.

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role – your learning will include basic Health and Safety and Representing CHAS. You can choose to learn as part of a group or complete the learning online. The learning won’t take up much time and will equip you with the skills you need to undertake your role safely and confidently. We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.

Your local Fundraiser will be your point of contact and will meet with you on a regular basis to provide you with support and guidance. They will also provide you with an induction before you start the role.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
  • Adding to your CV
  • Keeping active and involved
  • Meeting like-minded and inspiring people in your community
  • Having fun!

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

  • By raising money for CHAS you are helping to fund our vital services that support children and families at difficult times in their lives.
  • A visible presence in the community, raising funds at events, you are the local face of CHAS and help to raise awareness of our vital services in the community.

What else should I know?

You must be aged 18 or older for this role.

We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.

CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise.

We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. We can provide more information on if you are allowed to volunteer and what adjustments we can put in place to ensure your volunteering experience is a positive one. You can contact us on 0131 444 1900 or volunteering@chas.org.uk

What's the next step?

If you’re interested in the role you can apply online.

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: