Pin box and volunteer Co-ordinator - South East England

Great people skills? Comfortable making new contacts, interviewing and motivating? If yes, you may be the perfect person to recruit and coordinate a team of pin badge minders in your local area.

Tuesday 22 March 2011
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Raise money to save nature, Volunteering at home
At home

What we're looking for

The RSPB needs Pin box and volunteer coordinators to manage teams of around 10 pin badge volunteers. Pin badges raise vital funds to support the ongoing costs of nature conservation. By building a large network of volunteers, we can raise hundreds of thousands of pounds. It is impossible for us to manage all these pin badge minders on a one-to-one basis. We need coordinators to manage these teams so that they receive the level of support they deserve for their hard work. Assistance with this work will in turn help to generate more income for our conservation projects across the South East. The main areas of work will include: -Interviewing potential volunteers and inducting them in their new role -Management and support of a team; motivating and enthusing volunteers encouraging them to manage around 5-7 boxes each. -Locating new sites and placing collection/ pin badge boxes. -Removing boxes that have run their course and finding new sites.

The skills you need

We're looking for an individual with the following skills/experience: -Experience of working with volunteers, or as a volunteer -Experience of working as part of a team -Good written and verbal communication skills -Experience of planning own time and using initiative -Ability to motivate others -Ability to work alone and as part of a team -Interest in Community Fundraising and a passion to protect our threatened wildlife -Good of general knowledge of your local area

Your time

Flexible – Approximately 20 hours a month
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will be instrumental in helping the RSPB raise large sums of unrestricted funds to assist conservation work in the South East and have the opportunity to meet RSPB staff and volunteers and share your enthusiasm for the RSPB. As an ambassador of the RSPB in your own community, you will have the satisfaction of running your own scheme, with the full support of your Community Fundraising Team. You'll gain valuable work experience in community fundraising, develop new skills and learn how one of Europe's largest conservation charities is run. This role offers you the excellent opportunity to gain first hand experience of project and people management with constant in-house support and training provided. It is also a great chance to learn about the diverse work that the RSPB does. Your regional contact will regularly meet with you to give advice, support and help you to grow your scheme. By organising volunteers to place and monitor boxes in shops and busy locations near you, your team could raise as much as £20,000 every year.

How to apply


Sophie Feboul, South East England Regional Office
Tel: 01273 775333
Email: Sophie.Feboul@RSPB.ORG.UK


We would reimburse you for all out- of- pocket expenses, including travel expenses and stationery. We will invite you to volunteer thank you events, send you copies of our volunteer newsletter, and of course give you ongoing support in your role. Travel expenses include all travel on behalf of the RSPB and up to 25 miles travel to and from work (24p per mile) Training and support around volunteer management, admin and database procedures will be provided by the throughout your time with us.

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