Community Fundraiser

Join our Fundraising team as a volunteer

No two days are the same when you volunteer with our Fundraising team. You will meet new people, have a chance to learn new skills and build confidence. You could be asked to man a stand at a market fair, or ride along on our Sam the Swan float, or you could be holding a bucket in your local shopping centre.  We attend sporting events and visit local community events where we raise awareness about our services, while making it fun by playing games and handing out small prizes.

Wherever you go, you will meet people who have incredible stories to tell, about how Willen Hospice has touched the lives of their friends or families.

Without the support of our volunteers, Willen Hospice simply couldn’t be out in the community, raising funds to provide our care. Within our Community Fundraising team, there are so many opportunities to make a difference to our fundraising if you have a bit of spare time.

What does a Community Fundraiser do?

Your time commitment will be on an ad-hoc basis in blocks of two to four hours at a time. The role can encompass a wide range of skills – from photographers to musicians to drivers and much more. Please contact us if you are interested in helping us. Email: communityfundraising@willen-hospice.org.uk

What does a Community Fundraising Office Volunteer do?

This role is more office-based and involves helping us to organise, distribute and collect fundraising resources, and to assisit the Community Fundraising team in supporting community events. It also includes general admin tasks and being the point of contact for Ambassadors and Fundraising Volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested in helping us. Email: communityfundraising@willen-hospice.org.uk

Ambassadors

A role for existing Willen Hospice fundraisers, duties will include attending community events as representatives of the hospice, receiving cheques & donations at events, speaking for Willen Hospice at the events and thanking community supporters in person. Ambassadors will attend quarterly briefings with our Community Fundraising team.

To register your interest in volunteering for Willen Hospice, please complete the form below or get in touch directly by calling 01908 306997 or emailing volservices@willen-hospice.org.uk

Could you help us with bucket collections?

We’re slowly starting to collect outside certain supermarkets again, following Covid-19 restrictions – with a contacless payment option. You may think a £1 here, or a 50p there, wouldn’t raise much money, but it all helps! Over Blue Week each year we raise several thousand pounds out in our community. However, we can’t do it with you.  If you could spare an hour or two to help, please let us know your availability by emailing communityfundraising@willen-hospice.org.uk

Become a Community Fundraising Volunteer

  • Emergency contact

    Please provide us with details of someone who can be contacted in the case of emergency.
  • Health Declaration

  • Criminal convictions

    If 'yes' Willen Hospice will need to assess whether this will affect the volunteering opportunity we can offer you. All information will be kept confidential and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) applies.
  • Declaration

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In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.