Community Ambassador Volunteer

Our mission is to run the Martin House Charity Shop effectively through a team of volunteers, and contribute to the annual income targets as agreed with the Shop Manager and Area Retail Manager. You will act as an Ambassador for Martin House Children’s Hospice within the local community.

As a confident public speaker, you’ll be out and about giving talks about Martin House and explaining what we do. This is a key position supporting the work of our regional fundraisers, who generate significant income while also being fundamental ambassadors in the community.

The role includes:

  • speaking to local clubs, associations or schools, to help ensure  local people know about the far-reaching services we provide, and how to access them (we also hope that our ambassadors will increase volunteering, and fundraising support for us)
  • championing our core values and family-focused ethos within the community

Commitment

Two to four  hours, per fortnight (preferably for a minimum of six months).

Volunteer profile

  • organised
  • a flexible and positive approach
  • adaptability to the role’s requirements
  • personable when speaking with members of the public, staff, and other volunteers

Support you will receive and your involvement in our organisation

  • regular contact with the manager responsible for the area with which you will volunteer
  • you will gain valuable experience and understanding of the services we offer
  • you will be part of the work of a highly regarded UK charity
  • we will reimburse reasonable expenses
  • full training and supervision will be given as appropriate for the volunteering role
  • volunteers are invited to attend hospice-wide events which include other areas of our work
  • volunteers are invited to join the volunteer forum (more information available on request)
  • we ask all our volunteers to follow our policies and procedures
  • we will need you to complete documentation relating to the role

For further details and to apply, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Heather Griffiths by email volunteering@martinhouse.org.uk or telephone 07827 447827.

Role details

Position:
Two to four hours, per fortnight (preferably for a minimum of six months).
Type:
Volunteer
Location:
In the local community

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