Lead for Fundraising Group

Lead for Fundraising Group

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Social media marketing
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Advertising
  • Event management
  • Public relations
  • Volunteer management
  • Mentoring / coaching


Weymouth, DT1 2ES
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 10 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
As and when required, from home and in the local community.

This lead role is responsible for coordinating a group of volunteers to raise funds through events or other activities, delegating tasks to other members of the group as required and being the key contact in the local area.

What will you be doing?

What could the role involve?

  • Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area
  • Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy
  • Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs
  • Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers
  • Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area
  • Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed
  • Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers
  • Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner

What are we looking for?

We need someone who is able to generate enthusiasm and lead a group of volunteers to achieve great results.

A good communicator and someone with prior experience of managing teams and taking the leads.

A non judgemental stance and a person who embraces all members of society to help with raising funds to support the vision of Guide Dogs.

What difference will you make?

  • Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
  • Make a difference in your local community

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • Sense of satisfaction in seeing donations generated
  • Work with committed and passionate people
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
  • Regular and ongoing advice and support from Guide Dogs
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training (for Group and Deputy Group Coordinators)
  • Resources to support fundraising, such as stock to sell
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses in line with Guide Dogs volunteer expenses policy

A few more details

After online application, a telephone conversation to discuss role will happen and then a face to face interview.


Before you apply

Apply via the Reach Volunteering platform.
  • Physical disabilities
  • Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.