Cairngorms National Park Area Volunteer Fundraisers

Do you live in or near Aviemore, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Grantown-on-spey and have a day or two to spare a month? You could be the person we are looking for.

Posted:
Saturday 9 June 2018
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Raise money to save nature, Volunteering at home
Location:
Insh Marshes

What we're looking for

We are looking for volunteers to help us manage our pin badge boxes that are currently placed in businesses in the Aviemore, Grantown, Kingussie and Newtonmore areas of the Highlands and potentially place and manage more boxes for us too although this can be optional. The Highlands of Scotland is an amazing place for wildlife. The variety of species and habitats is outstanding - but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. 10% of all UK species are now under threat. We're determined to stop this happening, but we urgently need your help. Our community fundraising volunteers are the local face of the RSPB. Last year, in Scotland, the team raised an incredible £225,000 in donations from our pin badge and collection boxes, and almost £1 million nationally. Could you help us raise even more? When you join our team of over 1,500 volunteers, who are crucial to the running of our pin badge scheme, we will support you to place maintain our current boxes in the Speyside area namely Grantown on Spey and Aviemore. To ensure we follow charity fundraising regulations, the donations from your boxes will need banking every 4-6 weeks, and the pin badges will need topping up. You will then report the income on our user friendly online system and place an order for any additional stock you may need. This can all be done at a time that suits you. Simple!

The skills you need

We need self motivated confident volunteers to help us manage our current network of charity collection boxes and pin badge boxes and potentially look to expand this too. The right person will have a friendly and personable approach, be independent, customer focussed and be happy working on own their initiative. The right person may also have some sales/negotiation experience though this is not essential. Local knowledge of shops, businesses and tourist attractions near you will be helpful. A full driving licence would be beneficial for this but not essential.

Your time

Minimum:
1 to 2 days a month
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

-This is a challenging but stimulating role. An enjoyable opportunity to get out and about in your local area to meet people and chat to them about the RSPB and its work in North Scotland and more specifically the work of our Insh Marshes Reserve Team. It is an opportunity to know you are assisting the RSPB in achieving it's conservation goals by increasing our fundraising work in your local area. This is a great way to get some community fundraising experience and an opportunity to learn more about RSPB Scotland and our work in your area. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply

Contact

Helen Cromarty, North Scotland Regional Office
Tel: 01463 715000
Email: Helen.Cromarty@rspb.org.uk

Notes

No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required – just a passion and enthusiasm to help us give nature a home. Appropriate training and friendly support will be provided, and your travel expenses can be reimbursed where necessary. We ask for a suggested donation of £1 per badge and, on average, each box raises £150 per year for the RSPB. Our current range has over 100 high quality and attractive badge designs, depicting UK wildlife. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation charities.

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