Are you looking for an excellent opportunity to gain fundraising experience in a busy but friendly fundraising environment?
Our Events and Community team project manage a broad portfolio of events from special, gala fundraising evenings to mass participation and bespoke sporting and community-led events. Over the past two years, our successful team has gone from strength to strength reaching more supporters and raising more funds for the charity. We now require the support of a pro-active individual with a desire to develop their event planning talents to contribute to the overall goals of the team.
This role is a varied one with the opportunity to gain a broad range of transferrable skills in every area of event planning and fundraising. This role is perfect for someone keen to put the theory into practice within a dynamic and exciting environment!
The volunteering position
Your task list will include the following:
- Responding to event enquiries from the public, assisting individuals with and processing event applications
- Helping the Events Team to provide excellent supporter journeys by liaising with event participants, their sponsors, families, colleagues and friends by email, letter, telephone and face-to-face
- Developing and preparing fundraising materials, thanking items and mailings
- To take ownership of planning certain elements of a variety of events, such as donor receptions and meetings
- To help maintain the fundraising pages on our website, providing and researching ideas and writing copy
- Supporting team members on new business opportunities through research and preparation for external meetings
- To lead on specific projects as required at peak times of year
- Sourcing event support materials and briefing designers, photographers and other suppliers
- To audit and streamline systems for monitoring fundraising stock, materials and digital resources
- Utilising knowledge of social media and film to inform events communications
- Researching a range of events, occasionally attending viewings and networking opportunities as part of your research
- Maintaining accurate and comprehensive records on the fundraising database, network drives and hard filing systems
- Work collaboratively with other departments such as our communications and press teams
- To perform any other reasonable duties as required by Ambitious about Autism.
- Requirements for the role
You will have some knowledge and/or desire to develop skills in:
- Best practice customer service and client management. In this environment, this means your donors and fundraisers!
- MS Office applications and databases, particularly Excel and Raiser’s Edge
- Project management, including planning and evaluation
- Participant and volunteer recruitment and coordination and other stakeholder engagement
- Research and analysis of and negotiation with suppliers
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire others
- Creative thinking, resourcefulness and lateral thinking to produce original event elements with a limited budget
- Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality to uphold the charity’s ethos of transparency
- Team working with flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment
- Be willing and committed to spend between 3-5 days per week with the team, for a minimum of 3 months and to attend occasional weekend and evening events
Safeguarding children and adults
Ambitious about Autism and TreeHouse School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We carry out a range of checks and tests to attract candidates who are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Please read:
If we offer you a position, you will need to apply for an an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with lists check. For more information, visit the GOV.UK website.
How to apply
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Chloë Meredith by email to email@example.com or by post to The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London N10 3JA.
If you have any queries regarding this internship please call Chloë on 020 8815 5431.