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Events Champion- Haven House

Haven House Childrens Hospice

We have many fundraising events throughout the year, both at the hospice and in the local area. Helping out could be assisting at one of these events.  Helping us with the event administration or attending an event, to say a few words on behalf of Haven House.

Events Champions: 

Our volunteers are the eyes and ears of Haven House in the local community. They help us raise vital funds and awareness for the charity.

We have many fundraising events throughout the year, both at the hospice and in the local area. By volunteering you could be assisting at one of these events, networking, helping us with the set-up of an event. 

Sometimes people in the local community hold events on our behalf, so it is important to have a Haven House volunteer represent us to show our support. We have seen first-hand the impact that having volunteers at events has made.  It has led to increased awareness, money raised and additional support across the areas that we cover.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Volunteers attending and networking at events on behalf of Haven House and this could sometimes include giving a small speech about the work we do.
  • Picking up a cheque.
  • Being a judge at a bake off or attending a raffle or bingo evening.
  • To raise awareness of the hospice, by providing presentations to a variety of organisations about the work and services we provide.
  • Volunteers are also asked to look in their local communities at events and organisations where they could run a stand or hold a talk. 
  • There will also be home-based research tasks within the Community. 
  • The Events team will assist with promoting seasonal fundraising products. For example, you could be contacting local schools to take part in our Elf for a day project or contacting local businesses to help promote our Christmas Tree collection. 

Benefits to volunteer

  • To gain experience and confidence and to feel they are helping their community.
  •  Expenses to these events can be covered but must be pre-agreed.
  • We will have training for this role and we will provide a date when we have a few people interested in the role to attend the training.

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  •  Being a good communicator and confident in approaching others would be desirable. 
  • Be able to manage your own time, to enable you to undertake the volunteering role.
  • Good communication and customer care service skills
  • Being able to work with the general public.
  • Being flexible.
  • Public speaking.
  • Volunteers must be aged 18 for this role.
  • For some events we can have 16 year old's volunteering, but it depends on the venue and activity.

Events can be based in any of the areas we cover. This includes Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, and West Essex.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

This role is flexible and is mainly based at home or in an area local to the volunteers, with occasional visits to the office. There is no minimum time commitment for volunteers - it is a flexible role. The role is not weekly or even monthly, it is as and when needed. There is no minimum commitment period. The fundraising team will support in putting wording and presentations together.

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Children & Young People
  • Health and Social Care
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Administration
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • Informal Discussion
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Support provided
  • Basic reference can be provided
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Handbook available
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Accessible parking available
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Travel/mileage
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Conflict Resolution policy/procedure for volunteers
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
    Although Haven House is an accessible venue some of the places we provide talks at may not be.
  • Are there any age limits?
    The age is 18 for this role. We can consider volunteers from aged 16 and upwards but the timings for talks and venues may not be able to accommodate them. We also have to ensure there will be a DBS staff member or volunteer present with them.
  • DBS checks - additional information
    Unless requested for a specific venue or role.
  • Expenses - additional information
    Travel only
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    After 3 months
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Haven House is on the Central Line near Woodford Green or South Woodford station. There are regular buses that serve the area such as the 179 and 275. If you are sent to do a presentations somewhere else we will look at transport options.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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