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Action on Hearing Loss
Harvester House 4-8 Adelaide Street
Belfast
County Antrim
BT2 8GA
Tel: 028 90239619
Volunteering.ireland@hearingloss.org.uk


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Collection Coordinator



Distance and Location
Northern Ireland Wide

About the Opportunity
Goals:
To lead, motivate, coordinate and manage a small fundraising team, organising three pre-arranged collections per year. All funds raised will support Action on Hearing Loss’s vital services and make a life changing difference to deaf and hard of hearing people in your local area and throughout Northern Ireland.

Suggested tasks:
• Help to organise three charity collections per year in your local area
• Attend and coordinate these collections
• Help to recruit volunteers to collect at a sporting event or train/bus station or pack bags in a supermarket
• Keep volunteers motivated and informed during each collection you coordinate by building good relationships with them and creating a fun and friendly atmosphere
• Be an ambassador for the charity in your local area by representing us at events and cheque presentations
• Assist your Regional Fundraising Executive to approach local businesses that may be able to help us to raise funds by displaying a collection tin, sponsoring an event or making a donation for a hamper.

Skills needed:
• Good communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships and motivate people to support Action on Hearing Loss
• Knowledge of your local area and a good network of contacts in the area
• The ability to organise and motivate volunteers to attend and engage in collections and bag packs.

Training/learning needed:
Action on Hearing Loss NI offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including a one-day induction programme with optional OCN qualification. ‘On the job’ role specific training will also be done by your volunteer co-ordinator when you start your role.

Time:
The level of commitment depends on the individual volunteer. An average bag pack takes about 6 hours and a collection takes approximately 4 hours.

Location:
This activity takes place across Northern Ireland however you are likely to be volunteering in your local area.

Support and supervision:
Regular 1:1 support will be given to you by the dedicated Fundraising Executive in your area.

Benefits of volunteering:
• Training – learning new skills, and gaining up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people;
• Line Management – gaining direct line management experience and co-ordination of a collections team
• Experience – meeting new people in different situations, building new friendships with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers;
• Fulfillment – knowing that your support at events and as an Action on Hearing Loss representative will make a real difference to those who receive it and raise deaf awareness throughout society as a whole;
• Expenses – all expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy;
• Opportunity to try other volunteering roles within Action on Hearing Loss.

What next?
Thank you for showing an interest in volunteering with Action on Hearing Loss. If you are interested in becoming a collection coordinator, please click 'register now' below or contact our Regional Volunteer Manager if you have any questions:
Tel/text: 028 90239619
Fax: 028 90312032
Volunteering.ireland@hearingloss.org.uk

Min Hours Per month
6

Skills and Experience
Communication Skills,
Fundraising/Flagdays

Expense Detail
Yes

Volunteer Activity
Fundraising / Flag Days,
Sensory Impairment

Restrictions
Some volunteers are required to complete an Access NI check as some roles may include working with vulnerable adults. Whether or not a check will be carried out will depend on the nature of the role(


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