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Hours: 4-6 hours a month is an average, but as much or little as you want

Reports to: Fundraiser

Work base: Out in the community 


Wirral Mencap is a small local charity that promotes equality for people with a learning disability. We deliver a range of projects and services that improve health and wellbeing, reduce isolation, support skills development and help families avoid crises.


We receive no funding from the local authority or from National Mencap (Royal Mencap Society), so appreciate any fundraising help our volunteers can give us. In addition to the opportunitites listed above, we're always on the lookout for new fundraising approaches and welcome volunteers who can help us to think of fresh ideas! 


Volunteer Requirements

As a volunteer befriender, you must display the following qualities:

  • A friendly and approachable manner, including a welcoming smile!
  • Reliability and a flexible approach to working hours
  • Happy to be in a public facing role
  • Acceptance of others who might be different to yourself
  • A willingness to work within guidelines and to take direction where necessary
  • Happy to be a Wirral Mencap representative, including adopting our values and understanding our work

Training and supervision

Volunteer Fundraisers will attend a two-hour training session where they will learn about:

  • Learning Disability Awareness
  • Wirral Mencap – who we are, what we do, and how we do it
  • Volunteer roles

Specific fundraising training will also be available periodically.

Supervision is provided by the Fundraising Manager at most events. Formal supervision can also be offered as and when needed.  

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Required Role


Key responsibilities

- Collection days - represent Wirral Mencap in designated areas and collect donations from the public - Fundraising Bag Packs - assist shoppers with the packing of their bags in return for a small donation - Fundraising Events - fundraising events, including One Wirral Festival and our Comedy Night. We need help with the planning these, as well as on the day! - Raffles and Tombola’s - We often has a stall at community events, such as fetes and festivals. We need volunteers to help gather prizes as well as help run the raffles and/or tombolas at these events - Sponsored Events - You may like to take part in a sponsored event to raise money? - Or maybe host your own event? This could be a tea party, concert, or pay-what-feel dinner party, the possibilities are endless

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  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Public Speaking
  • Networking

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Event Planning
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Reviewing and evaluation
  • Team Work
  • Networking

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once every three months

Start Date: 27-09-2019

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To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up