Branch Membership Secretary - Southwold and Dunwich

Branch Membership Secretary - Southwold and Dunwich

Volunteer area
North and East
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Southwold, Suffolk
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
52.3149604797363, 1.6724669933319
Time commitment
Entirely flexible
Responsible to
Branch Chairperson
Safeguarding level
1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI has a network of local fundraising branches organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea.  Each branch and guild is supported by a Community Fundraising Manager although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the branch members themselves. 

Becoming part of your local fundraising branch could offer you an opportunity to improve your CV, meet new people or learn new skills.   Some of our branch members have been volunteering for many years, some just join us for a few months – whatever their commitments allow.

As Membership Secretary for the Southwold and Dunwich Branch you will play a key role in sourcing new volunteers by using our current recruitment methods as well as creating some new and innovative initiatives to reach people who may want to support us in a variety of ways.  Because of your strong interpersonal skills you will have the ability to welcome new volunteers and develop relationships with the new branch members. 

Whether you have experience in administration, recruitment or secretarial work or you want to develop such skills this could be a role for you. 

The impact you will make

You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by carrying out and supporting vital fundraising activity in your local community.

What you will be doing

  • Recruiting and welcoming new branch members.
  • Providing current and accurate data on branch members.
  • Trying out new ways of recruiting volunteers.
  • Attending branch meetings and assisting at fundraising events and activities.
  • Championing the RNLI and helping to drive our One Crew ethos.

Find out more about becoming a fundraising and events volunteer

What do you need for this role?

  • Enthusiasm
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • IT skills
  • The ability to comply with RNLI data protection policies and guidelines
  • Tact, diplomacy and the ability to influence

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
  • Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
  • Gain the satisfaction of giving back
  • Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed