Volunteer at Independent People and help young people reboot their lives... and your own.
Independent People supports 16 to 25 year olds who have experienced or are facing homelessness in the South West. We house and support over 1300 young people to build independent lives every year.
All our Volunteers are looked after as part of the VIP scheme.
Our aim is to make sure everyone gets something out of your volunteering experience; you, us and the people we support, because we think we’re all VIPs.
Read more about us on the What we do and Who we are pages.
About the role
Fundraising Volunteer Network
Flexible role. We ask you to commit a few hours a week over a six month period on a flexible basis to suit you, and to attend monthly meetings with the rest of the fundraising volunteer network.
We support over 1,300 young people every year and it costs around £57 a week to offer individually tailored support to a single young person. This means we are constantly having to find new ways of fundraising and to do this we need to engage more with the public and the local community, which is where you come in.
We are looking for some bright, enthusiastic sparks to join our Fundraising Volunteers Network.
This is a varied role ranging from representing us to members of the public on stalls at local events, organising and promoting your own fundraising events, providing on-the-day support during the set up, running and take down for our own stalls and events, and helping to advertise our fundraising opportunities on social media.
The role will be based out of our head office Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, on the number 6/7, 24, 42/43/44/45, 48/49, and 224 bus routes, although this may vary to include working from home and at events.
You would be working closely with the rest of the Fundraising Volunteer Network and engaging with members of the public, with supervision from our Funding and Communications Officer.
· Interest in and passion for youth work and/or homelessness
· Organisational and communication skills
· Ability to communicate information in an engaging manner
· Ability to adapt information to appeal to different audiences
· Travel expenses (inc.mileage where needed), lunch, free tea/coffees at offices etc..
· Access to training
· Full induction, regular support and supervision
· Materials and equipment
· References for future employment (after six months of volunteering)
Closing date for applications - Applications are currently open, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis.
Please use the Volunteer Application Pack (word doc 871kb) to apply.
Read our full Volunteering Policy (pdf 140kb).
Successful candidates require a basicDBS check.
1625 Independent People is committed to promoting equal opportunity and diversity.
Any enquiries or if you need a paper version sent to you please email Tia.Psihogios@1625ip.co.uk
or call 0117 317 8800