Volunteer Branch Event Organiser - Newcastle, Co Down (V7877)

Volunteer Branch Event Organiser - Newcastle, Co Down

This role will help us save lives at sea by raising income and support from the local community.

 

Location description
Newcastle, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Time commitment
Flexible
Volunteer area
Northern Ireland
Volunteer type
Fundraising
Closing Date
15-02-2018
Reference
V7877
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The RNLI has a network of local fundraising team organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea.  Each team is supported by a Community Fundraising Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves. 

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

Our Newcastle, Co Down fundraising team is currently looking for a motivated Volunteer Event Organiser to assist in organising a variety of different activities throughout the year. This is an opportunity to get involved in organising a wide variety of different tasks ranging from quiz and supper evenings, themed dances, sponsored events and activity days. Also, it is your chance to be creative and to come up with some innovative ideas to raise money for this vital charity.

As a Volunteer Event Organiser you should enjoy planning and organising, or want to develop these skills, and be prepared to work as part of a team.  This exciting and role will be varied and suit someone who already has or would like to develop events planning/project management experience.

This is a great opportunity to really make a difference by raising vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards.

This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.

We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding.  Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.