Fundraiser for Samaritans listening service

Fundraiser for Samaritans listening service

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2AB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Knowledge of local area and ability to visit potential donors


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week


01 Sep 2024

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to help secure the future of our Samaritans branch. Our branch has been established for 60 years and is managed by an amazing team of volunteers. 

What will you be doing?

Working alongside the Treasurer and Trustees you will be responsible for:

  • Building and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy, including individual giving, corporate partnerships, grant applications, and special fundraising events.
  • Establishing relationships with donors and identifying potential donors.
  • Researching, identifying and applying for relevant grant applications.
  • Planning and executing fundraising events.
  • Reporting on fundraising efforts and outcomes. 

Working as part of a volunteer team you'll have opportunities to socialise, develop and support other volunteers. 


What are we looking for?

  • Experience in developing a fundraising strategy    
  • Grant application experience desirable
  • Research skills
  • Strong writing skills and ability to present complex issues coherently
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn about our mission and value
  • Excellent organisation skills

What difference will you make?

You'll make a huge impact by ensuring the future sustainability of our branch and helping us to reach more people in need. We have ambitions to increase our volunteer numbers and support more people.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form. Interviews will be an informal chat with a Trustee and the Branch Director which can be held on zoom or in branch. 

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