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Offered by:
Alzheimer's Research UK
 
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
 
Address where volunteering takes place:  

How many places are on offer?

Several

Purpose of Role:

We are looking for passionate volunteers to help raise vital funds by placing and maintaining collection tins in local shops and businesses. This rewarding, flexible and effective volunteering opportunity is a wonderful way to help Alzheimer’s Research UK raise funds and awareness within your local community. You’ll be an ambassador for the charity, engaging your local community with the work we do in your naturally friendly and enthusiastic way.


Role Description:

We are looking for passionate volunteers to help raise vital funds by placing and maintaining collection tins in local shops and businesses. This rewarding, flexible and effective volunteering opportunity is a wonderful way to help Alzheimer’s Research UK raise funds and awareness within your local community. You’ll be an ambassador for the charity, engaging your local community with the work we do in your naturally friendly and enthusiastic way.

As a volunteer in this role, we’ll ask you to:
• Distribute collection tins to shops and businesses in your local area.
• Source new or better locations for collection tins and develop strong relationships with venues.
• Ensure the upkeep of the collection tins by keeping in contact with locations providing replacement labels, seals and tins when necessary.
• Empty, count, bank and record donations from the tins (approximately every three months) and provide a receipt of thanks to the shop owner.
• Provide simple, yet accurate, records of banking details and information to the local Regional Fundraising Officer.
• Distribute and encourage venues to display posters advertising Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising and volunteering opportunities.
In return, as one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s fantastic Collection Tin Coordinators you’ll benefit from:
• Becoming part of a movement that believes we can make breakthroughs possible.
• The opportunity to develop your leadership, communication, fundraising, and organisational skills.
• Full support and guidance from your local regional fundraising officer.
• Receive your very own Alzheimer’s Research UK collection starter pack which includes all the fundraising materials you’ll need.
• Having your expenses paid within agreed guidelines.
Our volunteers tell us that volunteering is fun and rewarding, and it helps them meet new people and have new experiences. But most importantly, it’s their way to help challenge the way people think about dementia. Many of our volunteers have been affected in one way or another by dementia. Often, they’ve cared for a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Volunteering for Alzheimer’s Research UK is their way of being part of the community whose mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment.
When you volunteer with Alzheimer’s Research UK, you’re helping us make breakthroughs possible.

This role has no minimum time commitment, so you can complete it around your existing commitments. The role will also take place in your local area, so you will be largely home-based with some local travel, but it is your choice which area you wish to focus on and therefore how much travel is needed.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

Although you don’t need to have previous experience of a similar volunteering role within a charity ideally, you’ll have the following:
• Good knowledge of the local area and a sense of community.
• A positive and proactive attitude.
• Confidence in talking to shop and business owners.
• Honesty and reliability.
• Numeracy and attention to detail.
• Enthusiasm and a passion for the vision of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

 
When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

Must be 18+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

2-3 working days

How long to complete training and recruitment?

Depends on response from referees and the volunteers availability to complete training, but from around 2 weeks.

 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No
 

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