Rainbow Trust

Would you like to gain experience in events management whilst volunteering for a great cause? Would you be interested in volunteering with friends? Yes, well we have the perfect opportunity for you.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to create your own Fundraising Friends group, working with Rainbow Trust to organise local event(s) to raise money and awareness for the charity. This is a great way to spend time with friends, meet new people and have fun whilst helping families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.

“Volunteering whilst at University changed my view on the working world, it gave me direction with a passion behind it. Volunteering gave me experience such as managing people, creating events, and processing numbers with the charity, that I could add to my CV and give examples of easily. Once I had left University, I didn’t want my volunteering to end, and therefore looked for jobs within charities where I found Rainbow Trust. I know I wouldn’t have got my job without having the experiences behind me that volunteering provided, and if I were to ever go back to studying, I would do it all over again.”

Could you and your friends could raise £1,690, this would be enough to provide support to a family with a seriously ill child for a whole year.

The event(s) you choose to organise will be determined by your interests and hobbies, and the size of the group can be dependent on the type of event(s). The commitment for this opportunity is based around your needs and will be flexible around your existing commitments.

Activities you could be involved with:

The Friends’ Group will be able to organise fundraising events, which could be standalone events or part of existing events. Examples of these include bake sales, challenge-based or competitive sport events, dance routines, sponsored gigs, organising and running a stall at a local fete or fayre. The list is endless!

Members of the group will be involved with promoting all upcoming events by handing out leaflets, promoting on social media, or in local colleges, universities or workplaces. A member of the group will also be required to keep track of donations, collect the donations, and ensure the money is paid to Rainbow Trust in a timely manner.

Activities will be entirely flexible to work around your commitments, and will be organised with the help of Rainbow Trust. Guidance on all legal and safety procedures will be available to you.

Skills and Commitment:

As a member of your Friends Group, you will need:

  • A passion for the cause
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • An interest in events management
  • The ability to recruit and inspire your friends/peers
  • Knowledge of your local area is desirable
  • Age 18+ is required for the Friends Group organiser, however, all ages are welcome as helpers and members of the group (under 18s with appropriate adult supervision)

We understand the time commitment taken to organise an event. Therefore, the amount of time required for the event is entirely dependent on other commitments, as well as the availability of your group members.

Benefits to being part of a Friends Group:

This opportunity is for anyone who has an interest in volunteering with a leading charity and a Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit organisation, organising events, and most importantly, raising money for an incredibly worthwhile cause.

Additionally, you will gain and develop skills in:

  • Team work
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance
  • Negotiation and Communication
  • Event management
  • Leadership

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an introductory email explaining why you’d like to be involved to volunteering@rainbowtrust.org.uk or call the volunteer team on 01372 220043 for an informal chat.