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Volunteer Fundraising Trustee (Part of the Unit Management Team) - Voluntary

Jarrow Sea Cadet Unit 197


Posted over 30 days ago...

Do you have experience in fundraising? Would you like to experience a meaningful volunteer role, launching young people for life, enhancing skills, and meeting people?  


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Jarrow, NE32 3DX

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Jarrow Sea Cadets, based on Curlew Road, is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Fundraising Trustee to join its Unit Management Team (UMT). We are a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people. We currently have 35+ cadets who come from all over the Jarrow area. The Charity is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers that can support with the management of the Unit. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience? Previous experience as a fundraiser would be beneficial within in charity or a similar role. The tasks of a Fundraising Trustee include but are not restricted to the following:

Liaise with the UMT and support them in their fundraising Lead on the different types of fundraising, such as trust and foundation applications (Support offered Nationally) Write and send letters of appeal. Identify potential funders for projects Engage with local/regional/national businesses and organisations for fundraising opportunities Work with the National Fundraising Manager to seek further opportunities for your unit  To attend UMT meetings on a weekday evening (this is the only specific time commitment we ask as most of the work can be done on a casual basis from home).

What are we looking for?

Previous experience in fundraising or a similar role would be beneficial. If you would like the opportunity to apply your experience in a meaningful volunteer role to launch young people for life whilst also enhancing your skills, boosting your self-esteem and meeting new people, then you are looking in the right place. In addition to the role specifics;

You will be 18 or over You will be reliable and committed to volunteering You should have good numeracy, statistical and research skills You will be enthusiastic and keen to learn new things You will be a good communicator You will be competent using IT Systems You will be able to work as part of a team You will be honest and trustworthy You will be a role model to young people Although having the right attitude and a passion for improving the lives of young people are the most important things!

If you think this opportunity sounds like you, then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you

What difference will you make?

The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities. All Sea Cadet Units are run by volunteers. The UMT consists of volunteers that act as the unit’s trustees and comprise a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer as a minimum. The UMT is responsible for the manning, funding, safeguarding and health and safety of the unit and ensuring that operational and strategic aims are met.


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