Do you have fundraising experience? Would you like to apply this experience in a meaningful volunteer role to launch young people for life, whilst also enhancing your skills and meeting new people?  Do you want to gain new qualifications and have the opportunity to take part in fun activities?

Derby Sea Cadets, based on Farm Street, is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Fundraiser to join its Unit Management Team (UMT). Derby is a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people. We currently have 15 cadets who come from all over the Derby and surrounding areas.

The Charity is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers that can support with fundraising at the Unit. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

About the volunteer fundraiser role

You will need to liaise with the UMT and support them in their fundraising. Your main role will be to lead on the different types of fundraising, such as trust and foundation applications, letters of appeal, community events and challenge events. You will have full support and training, if required, from the fundraising team at the National Support Centre.

Skills & abilities

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Numeracy  and statistics skills
  • Basic research skills
  • IT skills to include use of Microsoft suite
  • Ability to read and understand guidelines
  • Ability to identify potential funders for projects
  • Ability to engage with local businesses and organisations
  • Ability to attend UMT meetings monthly for 1-2 hours
  • Ability to engage with regional / national fundraising team for prospects