Community-based role

Time commitment: Ongoing

Skills required: Self-motivation, attention to detail, good local knowledge

Benefits of volunteering: Flexibility

 

About the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust was set up in memory of Grace, who passed away at the age of 4, from a rare form of childhood cancer. Grace left behind a wish to help other children. Through her legacy and now the legacy of a number of other children too, we are working to support so many other children. We are dedicated to fighting childhood cancer, the biggest medical cause of death of children in the UK.

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is a small but growing charity with much of its work central to Worcestershire. We were founded in 2016 in Worcestershire, Grace’s hometown, and it is here that we remain based. We do carry out national work too in terms of awareness and funding research, but we are dedicated to helping support our local children with cancer too.

Childhood cancer is not as rare as many may think. It affects 1 in every 500 children before the age of 15. This is why we are working so hard and this is why we need you to help us to continue to raise the income that we need to provide our vital services.

We’re looking for friendly, confident and reliable people to use their local knowledge to help us raise vital funds.

What difference will you make?

To ensure that we can continue our work we need to increase awareness and income in our local area. We need you to help us place collection tins, help us to get them returned, counted and banked.

What will I be doing?

As a volunteer, you can gain new experiences and insights, and learn new and transferable skills, whilst knowing you are making a valuable contribution.

Our collection tin volunteers will be responsible for placing and collecting fundraising tins from a range of sites including cafes, pubs and shops. We also would love your help in identifying new locations where we can place our tins.

Once the tins are placed, your role will be all about building relationships with these supporters to ensure longer term support of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. You will be re-visiting sites to collect tins on a regular basis and will be responsible for counting and banking all money raised.

You’ll be tasked with keeping clear, accurate records of where the tins are located, how much each site has raised and keeping the GKCCT team up to date on a regular basis.

This position is perfect for those who are looking for a role that offers flexibility. You can volunteer when you have time and around other work or family commitments.

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • Good record keeping skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of your local area would be an advantage, as is access to a vehicle
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Basic IT skills – access to the internet and an email account are essential
  • Knowledge and experience of using a CRM system is preferred but not essential

Competencies

  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Influence

How much time do I need to commit?

The role is flexible so you can fit volunteering around work or other commitments. In order to manage our collection tins we suggest that you would need to make an initial investment of time in placing the tins, after which there would be a cycle of collection, counting and banking which can be confirmed to suit you.

What support will I be given?

  • Training specific to your role and ongoing support will be provided by the GKCCT team
  • We’ll provide you with collection tins, seals and instructions
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What will I get from volunteering?

  • Meet new people and make new friends in your communit
  •  Volunteer around your other commitments and gain the satisfaction in knowing you’re making a real difference to the lives of families facing childhood cancer

 

Where will I be based?

You’ll be volunteering within your local area and carrying out tasks from home or from our office which is based in Upton Snodsbury.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested where required.

All volunteer roles are subject to an informal interview and two satisfactory references.

For more information or to register your interest contact us by email [email protected]