31 - Schools and Youth Volunteer
When We Need You
From 15/04/2010 onwards
This vital and exciting role is about raising the profile of the charity and awareness of heart disease within schools, colleges and/or nurseries by giving short presentations about our work and the importance of healthy lifestyles. You will build up strong relationships with teachers and Active Schools Co-ordinators at schools within your area through your contact with schools. You will be helping to encourage schools to participate in national fundraising events such as Jump Rope for Heart (skipping event) and Ultimate Dodgeball, which raise vital funds whilst improving children’s heart health. Where schools have supported the charity, you attend cheque presentations and thank your supporters for their help.
About British Heart Foundation - Fundraising
Within a generation, we will create a world where people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease. We need to share our vision because together we really can beat heart disease.
Skills & Experience
You will be friendly and outgoing with a natural empathy with children and young people. Strong communication skills over the phone and face to face. You should enjoy speaking to other and giving imaginative presentations.
Cupar and East Fife. Some travel will be required in and around the town and possibly other areas in Fife.
Training and Induction Details
You will be working independently with support from your local Fundraising Volunteer Manager and from the BHF Scotland Office. You will also build up your own local contacts within the schools and colleges that you work with.
Mileage expenses are paid at 25pence per mile. We will also re-imburse other travel expenses (eg public transport) and other expenses as is deemed appropriate. Expenses are paid on a monthly basis after completion of an expenses claim form.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
This is negotiable, and will depend on the number of schools you wish to work with. Up to a maximum of 2 hours a week – during term time
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
94 Ocean Drive
Contact: Lisa Stafford
Tel: 0131 555 5891
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