Volunteer Event Organiser
As Fundraising Event Organiser, you’ll be organising an event or events that appeal to you, your own network and your local community. You will receive full support from Action on Hearing Loss Staff.
The role is flexible, depending on the events you’re planning. We don’t want you to ever feel under pressure to do more than you’re comfortable. Typically we would like someone who is able to commit to this role for between two and four hours per week, for a minimum of a year.
- Lead on the organisation, planning and management of a fundraising event in your local area, to change the lives of people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss
- Project manage your event, helping to recruit other volunteers to help with its delivery (for example, recruit people to collect donations at a concert or sell tickets)
- Be responsible for taking your event from idea to successful completion (you will therefore will be able to take full responsibility for all of the money raised by the event)
- Receive help and advice from your Community Fundraising Manager throughout the whole process
- Have fun, and think about things you enjoy doing! Events don’t necessarily have to take months of planning. Focus on doing what you enjoy anyway, and think about how to turn this into a way of raising money for us. Successful events may be as diverse as:
- A coffee morning, lunch or social gathering.
- A fashion show, dinner or evening event.
- A music, comedy or other concert.
- A golf tournament or other sports activity.
- A Christmas fayre, carol concert or other seasonal activity.
- Above all, an enthusiasm and interest for Action on Hearing Loss' work. 1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss, so there will be lots of people in your local community who understand how hard it can be to face hearing loss, and empathise with the people we help.
- Knowledge of your local area and ideally a good network of contacts in your area.
- Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
- Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people
- Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers
- Fulfilment– knowing that the time you provide will make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole
- Expenses – all reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy
Please note this opportunity is unpaid. Southampton Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Southampton Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities@ https://portal.solent.ac.uk/support/finance/student-funding/unpaid-placement-work-experience-grant.aspx