Volunteer Fundraiser (COVID-19 Support)

Volunteer Fundraiser (COVID-19 Support)

Short term project
At a glance


  • Database / CRM development
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Event management
  • Public relations


Camberwell, SE5 0JY
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? Ideally within London but we will consider exceptional candidates from further afield


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Ideally, at least, one day per week, day and time is negotiable.

CASP is in urgent need of additional help to raise funds in order to remain sustainable during this Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.  CASP provides a vital role in supporting working/student parents with their childcare needs.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for volunteer Fundraisers to support our Chief Executive Officer in identifying and applying for funding, grants, particularly from Trusts, Foundations and Institutions.  As well as help to develop a robust fundraising strategy to meet the long term sustainability of the organisation.

The role includes:

Research and implement funding opportunities with a view to improving cash flow within the organisation. 

Write and submit funding applications and proposals to relevant funders to obtain funds from various sources.

Develop a portfolio of a broad range of fundraising opportunities.

Work alongside the Chief Executive Officer in order to balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate fundraising activities with the highest chance of success.

Set up, manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information

Work with the CEO, trustees and senior staff management to develop an overall fundraising strategy to utilize and diversify income streams.

Since losing our core funding from Southwark Council in 2012, to deliver the out of school childcare services CASP has struggled to sustainably meet overhead and direct expenses for the core of our operation. The coronvirus out break and the ordered closure by the government of all non essentials goods and services including schools and childcare services to reduce the impact of spreading the coronavirus and save life.  The impact of this sudden reduction of income from our parents is having a knock on affect on our ability to remain sustainable and meet our overheads cost, therefore uncertainty for our medium and long term plan.

The impact of Covid-19 on parents will see many; particular low income families with children fall deeper into poverty as they will find it more difficult to manage and recovery, taking them longer to recuperate.  They are also more likely to lose their job through no fault of their own.

CASP is an essential part of the childcare sector services and provides a vital role in the local community by supporting parents back to work as the current lockdown eases.  If CASP close it will have a devastating impact on working families and parents pursuing employment or further studies to improve their employment opportunity.

What are we looking for?

  • Build on your knowledge and understanding whilst focusing on a wide range of fundraising areas
  • Good analytical skills
  • Be good at managing a variety of stakeholder relationships
  • Experienced and comfortable using office software to write reports and proposals on fundraising initiatives
  • Have knowledge of the charity sector and the issues that face small charities.
  • Good standard of written English and strong verbal skills
  • Can use own initiative and work autonomously.
  • Ability to learn new things quickly and retain information.
  • Knowledge and some experience of fundraising for charities

What difference will you make?

  • Support the organisation with increasing their income generation from a variety of sources
  • It would bring confidence for the future sustainability of the organisation to continue to deliver and support children and families in the community.
  • It will have a direct impact on the life of children, their parents and the local community through elevation of poverty, provision of early intervention and safeguarding prevention.
  • Allowing the organisation to implement and achieve its vision for sustainability.

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • CASP will provide a supportive and friendly environment which includes networking as well as a great opportunity to meet new people.
  • Be part of a well-established childcare organisation with a good reputation in the community.
  • Gain a good understanding of the organisation’s work within the local community
  • Able to make an impact on the sustainability of the organisation
  • Develop further knowledge and experience
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
  • Flexibility with the hours/days to suit you

A few more details

Please provide a covering letter, no more than 1 page of A4, to accompany your CV.

Before you apply

Due to Social distancing, communication will be via email or telephone communication. Successful candidate will will require to work remotely from home.
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Young people
  • Since 1985, CASP have supported local parents who wished to work or study by providing good quality and affordable out-of-school childcare for nursery and primary school aged children.