Fundraising Research and Mailings Volunteer

Our fundraising research and mailings volunteers help our regional fundraising teams to make sure we have a good understanding and reach within the communities we work in - and it's a great way for volunteers to gain new skills too!

Getting a good understanding of the communities we are working in is a vital part to raising both funds and awareness for the charity and we simply can’t have the reach we need without volunteers.

Why volunteer?
You will be meeting new people in your community, and undertake research projects to expand the fundraising team. You will have the opportunity to develop new and existing skills in fundraising, management, communication and organisational skills and you will receive training on our CRM system Raiser’s Edge.

As Fundraising Research and Mailings volunteer, you will be:

  • Researching potential targets for fundraising campaigns (e.g. lists of schools, voluntary groups, sports clubs, leisure centres etc)
  • Building databases of contacts and keeping them up-to-date
  • Writing letters/invitations to inform contacts of events or charity
  • Undertaking posting out mailings of letters to contacts – this includes printing, stamping and posting
  • Providing your Regional Development Manager with research reports within agreed timeframes

This role can usually be completed remotely or from our Head Office in London but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers are working remotely at present. 

Time commitment
Flexible but usually around 1 day per week. 

Your skills and experiences 
You'll bring an interest in fundraising, a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience of using the internet to carry out research.