Volunteer Fundraiser for Friends of Staunton Country Park

Friends of Staunton Country Park is local group committed to supporting Hampshire Countryside Service in the preservation and conservation of Staunton Country Park, including its buildings and other identified sites of interest.

The Friends of Staunton Country Park group are looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser to help them to apply for grants and to raise funds for identified projects. These projects seek to educate the public about the park’s history and draw attention to the diversity of flora and fauna present in the Park.

It is an exciting time for Staunton Country Park, which has recently been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore Staunton’s Regency heritage, enhance community facilities for visitors and to increase the volunteer offer. 

Skills

Typical tasks and duties:

 

The Friends of Staunton Country Park group’s main tasks involve;

 Carrying out specific projects agreed with Hampshire Countryside Services

  • Identifying, recording and researching sites of interest
  • Fundraising
  • Public events
  • Education

The duties of the Fundraiser within this group would include;

  • Researching, identifying and applying to funders whose criteria matches the objectives of the Friends of Staunton Country Park, with reference to the fund-raising strategy.
  • The promotion of the Friends of Staunton Country Park group to increase interest in the aims and objectives of the group (in conjunction with the Media Coordinator and committee)
  • To increase membership to Friends of Staunton Country Park (in conjunction with the Media Coordinator and committee)

 

Skills and knowledge:

The role would suit someone with previous experience/interest in working with community groups or charities.Good interpersonal skills would be advantageous, as the role will involve working alongside other volunteers, with occasional direct contact with stakeholders and members of the public.

 The volunteer would also need be confident in undertaking research using the internet and able to complete online or written applications, as this would be a key part of the role.

 

Experience and training:

Although not necessary, it would be particularly desirable if the volunteer has some previous experience of fundraising, including researching and completing grant applications or similar relevant experience.

The Volunteer Fundraiser can expect to work closely with the Volunteer Media Coordinator and to receive support and guidance from the Trustees and committee members. They will also be able to get involved with specific projects of interest to further their personal development and/or for their enjoyment. 

NB. This opportunity is being recruited for The Friends of Staunton Country Park Group. As such your contact details will be referred to the Chairman who will respond to your enquiry. 


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 +
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    If pre-arranged and outside of normal travel to meeting.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Training can be arranged if needed.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No Yes No No No

Availability Details

A monthly meeting, normally on a Thursday night. Other hours to be organised around your own time table.


Location

c/o Staunton Country Park
Middle Park Way
Havant
PO9 5HB


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