Events and Fundraising Volunteer, North Down
About Simon Community NI
100,000 people are currently living without their own home in Northern Ireland. At Simon Community NI, we believe this can be changed. Could you be part of team dedicated to ending homelessness and inspire others to do the same?
Simon Community NI is Northern Ireland's leading charity for homelessness. Since 1971, we have been at the forefront of responding to homelessness in Northern Ireland. We work without judgement to support people who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness. We annually support over 3,000 people across 22 accommodation projects.
Our vision is that homelessness is ended. We exist to help those in need and we can continue thanks to the generosity of people who support our belief that homelessness should not exist in Northern Ireland.
Through our volunteering programme, campaigns and engaging with partners we are working to reduce the stigma of being homeless and develop a community approach to the challenges of homelessness. The invaluable experience gained through volunteering with us at Simon Community NI is sure to stay with you for a lifetime.
How will this role make an impact?
As one of our Events and Fundraising Volunteers, you will play an integral role in generating the vital funding needed to support and sustain the operation of our services.
What will I be doing?
As one of our Events and Fundraising Volunteers you could be:
Engaging with the general public through a street collection or bag pack.
Meeting, greeting and cheering on participants at a sporting event.
Helping to set up and clear down an event.
Providing photography at an event.
Suggesting new ideas for fundraising (maybe even organising your own event!).
What are we looking for?
This is an ideal for anyone who:
- Is willing to volunteer at a minimum of 4-6 fundraising events per year. However, if you would rather test the waters first, we would love you to join us and volunteer at one of our events and following this, see if this role feels like the right fit for you.
Enjoys working as part of a team
Enjoys meeting new people
Is enthusiastic and friendly
Is willing to work outdoors (events)
Is flexible and can work on their own initiative
Is passionate about ending homelessness
Is committed to the values and ethos of Simon Community NI.
Volunteering with Simon Community NI
At Simon Community, we are passionate about inspiring individuals to join our team and support us in seeing homelessness ended. We recognise the significant and integral role our volunteers play in enabling us to achieve our vision and mission. We believe volunteers contribute a unique perspective to our work through their own expertise and experience. In return we offer volunteers an invaluable and rewarding experience that is sure to remain with them for a lifetime.
At Simon Community NI, we take our responsibilities towards our volunteers seriously and provide on-going support, further training opportunities and recognition for their dedication and commitment.
Five great reasons to join the Simon Community NI Volunteering Team
1) Be part of a team dedicated to ending homelessness.
2) Receive any necessary training to help you feel confident before beginning your role.
3) Learn new skills, boost your CV and advance your career.
4) On-going support and opportunities for further training and development.
5) Out of pocket expenses, including your travel expenses, will be covered.
If this sounds like the role for you, please complete our online application form by the following the link https://simoncommunity.erecruit.co.uk/erecruit/company/jobs.do and selecting Events and Fundraising Volunteer.
We have fundraising volunteering opportunities on an on-going basis so following submission of your form, we will be in touch with you to provide you with further information on events which you can get involved in.
Regular Events and Fundraising Volunteers (those committing to 4-6 events per year) will be subject to a reference check and will also be invited to an orientation session before beginning their role.
For more information, please email [email protected] or call 02890 232882 and ask to speak to our Volunteer Coordinator.
Rebekah McDonald, Volunteer Coordinator
25-27 Franklin Street