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Volunteer Fundraiser

Volunteer Fundraiser
Citizens Advice Craven & Harrogate Districts - Harrogate
Description of the role:

If you get a kick out of organising events, have a knack with social media or simply want to work as a member of a team of volunteers building strength into our local community, please think about joining us?
Work with the other members of the Fundraising Team to raise vital funds
This may take one or more of the following forms:
• Work with local Friends of Citizens Advice to organise fundraising events and in particular identifying opportunities to raise the profile and so generate donations (open gardens, village halls, WI etc etc)
• Assist in grant applications to grant making trusts.
• Develop social media fundraising and/or awareness raising posts
• Attend local events to promote the cause.
• Create materials, such as newsletters or presentations, which can be used to raise the profile of the local Citizens Advice and for raising money
• Raise awareness of the contribution of local Citizens Advice to society and the help and support it gives to local people.
Complete an introduction to Citizens Advice and training for your role.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

You don’t need specific qualifications or skills but you’ll need to:
Be friendly, approachable and happy to be a member of a team.
Be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
Have a positive attitude towards fundraising
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Have good IT skills or be prepared to learn.
Be familiar with social media or be prepared to learn.
Be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection
Be willing to undertake training in your role

Practical information:

Up to about 1 day a week, timing will be flexible. During COVID-19 restrictions, this role will be based from home. You will probably be using your own IT kit and phone.
When restrictions allow this will be reviewed.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Families, Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
Audrey Burton House
Queensway
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 5LX
Last updated: 24.08.2020
Organisation Information

Update- Due to the coronavirus outbreak face-to-face advice services in Harrogate District are suspended. Advisers are available via telephone or email.
There are a number of ways people can continue to get advice during this time. The team is still here to help with Benefits (including Universal Credit), Employment issues, Consumer problems, Rent/Landlord/Housing Issues, Foodbank access and many other advice areas.

· Contact the local service by email via https://cachd.org.uk/email
· Call 01423 503591 and leave a message anytime, the team will get back to you when they can
· People looking for advice on consumer issues (e.g. issues related to products or services purchased) can contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133 or chat online to an advisor on our website.
· Anyone who needs advice or support on making a Universal Credit claim can call the Help to Claim line on 0800 1448444 https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim/
· General advice will be given via the Adviceline 03444 111 444, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Waiting times for these services may be slightly longer than usual.

A free, confidential and impartial service provides advice to those who encounter any difficulties with their application to the EU Settlement Scheme. There is information on the Scheme in a number of community languages at www.cachd.org.uk/euss

Other sources of help include:
o Advice on employment rights - Acas: 0300 123 1100, http://Acas.org.uk
o For money advice - National Debtline: 0808 808 4000, www.nationaldebtline.org
o For self employed and small businesses - Business Debtline: 0800 197 6026, https://www.businessdebtline.org/
o For advice on pensions: Pensionwise: 0800 138 3944, https://www.pensionwise.gov.uk/
o Information on managing wellbeing https://www.mind.org.uk/.

Citizens Advice Craven and Harrogate Districts is an independent charity that provides information and advice to help people who live, work or study in Craven or Harrogate to resolve their problems. We are part of a national network of over 300 local Citizens Advice charities that deliver advice across the country, overseen by a national framework provided by Citizens Advice.
Provides a free, confidential, independent and impartial service for members of the community. The team will provide information and advice on all subjects but specialise in welfare benefits, debts, disability, health and community care.
Advice online www.adviceguide.org.uk

Charity number: 510619