This is a great volunteering opportunity for a person who is keen to gain first-hand experience of the fundraising sector for charities. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, the charity aims to achieve an ambitious fundraising plan for 2018 - 2019 and is looking for committed people to come and help. It offers a relaxed yet dynamic environment, and volunteers have the opportunity to attend some of the visits and workshops organised for its beneficiaries.
The role will focus on fundraising among trusts and foundations but it will also include helping on other areas such as organising events and helping to deliver our communications plan. The person will report directly to the Fundraising and Development officer.
This is the type of things you will be doing as a volunteer:
• Do background research on trusts and foundations and develop our database
• Draft grant applications for trusts and foundations
• Contribute to developing the fundraising plan and associated budget
• Work on other ad-hoc projects (drafting strategic communications to supporters, helping to develop grassroots fundraising, coordinating events)
We encourage people who possess outstanding and proven writing skills, work well autonomously, and have a demonstrable interest in the charitable sector (preferably the youth sector) to get in touch with us. We are flexible and will accommodate to suit the candidate’s existing studies or other commitments.
About Renaissance Foundation
Renaissance Foundation inspires young people from Tower Hamlets living with significant challenges to fulfil their unique potential. We focus exclusively on three hard-to-reach groups: young carers; young hospital patients suffering from life-limiting conditions and transitioning from child care to adult care; and young pupils from deprived backgrounds (‘school pupils at risk’), typically aged between 13 and 17 and referred to us by well respected authorities. We use the power of inspiration, creative and digital learning and vocational development in our programmes. This helps our three communities develop key strengths to support high aspirations including resilience, confidence in public settings and positive engagement with society and the workplace.
Deadline: 21st February 2018. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis from first week of February. Please send a CV and a short covering letter explaining your motivation and emphasising your writing skills