As volunteer, you can gain new experiences and insights, and learn new and transferable skills, whilst knowing you are making a valuable contribution.

The aim of the role is to work within a group to plan and deliver fundraising events to raise money to continue to allow us to provide fun and friendship for disabled children across the east of Scotland.  You can either join your local group or if there is no group in your local area we will support you to set up your own group. The groups plan and deliver events and activities to raise vital funds for our services.

What activities will this role involve? 

  • Work as part of a team to lead in the planning, organising and promotion of all fundraising activities including: events and collections.
  • Attending regular meetings and catch ups for members
  • Collecting funds and maintaining the collection cans in your local area
  • Acting as a The Yard champion in the local community and building a community of networks to spread awareness for our services.
  • Liaising with The Yard fundraising team.
  • Keeping an accurate record of the group’s accounts and banking any money raised.

What skills and abilities will I need to fulfil this role? 

  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to participate in the team.
  • Good local knowledge and links in your community
  • A passion and desire to represent The Yard at events
  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • An ability to work with and relate to people of all ages. 

How much time will I need to offer?

  • This role will be a flexible and offers a flexible time commitment

Where will I be based?

  • Out in the local community (Edinburgh, Dundee, Fife)

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills and meeting new people
  • Getting more involved in a local charity and helping us continue to provide a fun and safe place for disabled children to play and make friends.
  • Having fun!
  • Keeping active and involved with like-minded and inspiring people in the community
  • A great skill and addition to your CV

 What ongoing learning and support/guidance will I receive?

  • It is important to us that you feel part of The Yard community and we want you to feel confident, happy and safe in your volunteering role. You will be invited to come along to a short induction that will cover the basics on Health and Safety, Children Protection, Data Protection and Representing The Yard in the community.
  • We run a number of training courses in house that you are welcome to attend so that you can develop your knowledge of the services we provide.
  • Our fundraising team will be in regular contact and will meet you as often as is needed to provide support and guidance.

What are the benefits to The Yard's families?

  • By raising money for The Yard you are helping us bring fun and friendship to disabled children, young people and their families.
  • As a growing charity we are looking to continue to increase our awareness in the community, driven by volunteers and people who understand how important it is to be part of a community.

Is there anything else I should know?

  • You have to be at least 16 years old to apply for this role. 
  • This role will involve undertaking physical work.
  • We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with The Yard’s volunteer policy.
  • Able to pass a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check or Disclosure as appropriate.
  • Read our transparency statement for volunteer applicants.

What is the next step?