Thank you for your interest in becoming a Events/Community Fundraising volunteer with Reach North West.

We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short application.

Reach North West is located in Bolton.

Our Community Fundraising Groups consist of volunteers like yourself that come together in our local community to hold exciting fundraising events, raise awareness and have lots of fun while we do it!  Your support is crucial to our work and suport families and children with Autism or learning difficulties.

Reach North West is a small local comminity group they would really benefit from your input and dedication to helping us raise funds to do our work. We are small and we hope with your help we can get bigger and you can help us to develop our fundraising group.

By becoming a group member, you will be joining dedicated fundraisers who help us to improve lives. Quite simply, without volunteers like you, we couldn’t continue our work.

What will I be doing?

Responsibility of a Fundraising Group Member:

  • Support your local group in organising and running fundraising events.
  • Build strong relationships with all group members and actively recruit new members.
  • Represent the charity in your community, acting as the face of the Reach North West.
  • Ensure group activities comply with relevant law and Reach North West policy.
     

What skills and attributes do I need to have?

  • Interpersonal skills and team-work.
  • Enthusiasm to support the organisation and running of fundraising events.
  • Confidence and willing to act as the face of the Reach North West in your local community.
  • Self-motivation/belief in yourself and the ability to motivate others.
  • Reliability and flexibility.
  • A commitment to the Autism North West values.

What training and support will I be given?

We are committed to ensuring that volunteers have an enjoyable and worthwhile volunteering experience. You will have support from existing volunteers and the founder of Reach North West. There will be the opportunity to gain and develop skills and to meet other volunteers. Out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed in line with the Reach North West Volunteer Expense Policy.

Where will I be based?

As a fundraising group member, you will be working in your local community with volunteers in your group. As we are a small voluntary group we 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 group is organising specific events.

In addition to assisting the group with fundraising events and attending group monthly meetings, you may also be involved in helping to raise the profile of the group within the community and develop links with local organisations and deliver with experienced staff awareness activities to promote the needs of people with Autism.

What’s in it for me?

By volunteering with the Reach North West you will have the opportunity to make new friends, use your skills and learn new ones, have new experiences and a lot of fun! You will be making a huge difference to the lives of those with Autism and learning difficulties today and future generations by raising vital funds to power our group forward.

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Please provide us with two referees.

Please give the names and addresses of two people who can provide a character reference for you. One should preferably be a manager or colleague from your current or most recent paid or voluntary work. The other may be a friend or neighbour who knows you well or someone who works with you e.g. a teacher, key worker, support or social worker.

If you find it difficult to provide two referees then please get in touch with us to talk about it.

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