Stand Against Violence (SAV) is a registered violence prevention and reduction charity based in the South West. Created following the murder of Lloyd Fouracre in 2005, SAV seeks to prevent further mindless violence through using Lloyd’s tragic story. SAV became a registered charity in 2010 and began as a small Taunton based campaign in 2005.
Volunteers are key to supporting this aim and this role description will give you an idea of one of the ways you can get involved.
Thank you for your interest in supporting us.
Why choose this role?
This is a support and coordinating role to help and enable more people to fundraise for SAV and our Violence Prevention service. You will gain personal satisfaction from this as well as gaining knowledge, experience and new skills which will give you confidence, new friends, and a reference for your CV should you want it.
Fundraising is vital to the growth of the charity. SAV raises money through a combination of fundraising, donations and applying for grants.
SAV has joined the Unity Lottery, a lottery that multiple smaller charities belong to that enables people to play for min £1 a week of which 50p goes straight to SAV, the other 50p is put in a draw and people can win up to £25,000 with much better odds of winning than the national lottery.
If we recruit a good number of players this will turn into a sustainable income stream for the charity.
What could you be doing?
- Representing the charity effectively and appropriately.
- Researching venues available and booking an advertising space.
- Recruiting and enabling other volunteers to join/play.
- Taking details of supporters, explaining and helping them to sign up
- Encouraging and enabling participants to hold other fundraising events.
- Using a tablet device (training given as required) and k eeping records.
- Sending thank you letters and certificates if appropriate
- You may like to attend local events to support ‘our’ fundraisers.
What previous experience/skills do you need to have?
No previous experience is required and this a flexible role where hours are negotiable to the need, however, this role could be for you if you are:
- Enthusiastic about making a difference to your local community
- Passionate about preventing and reducing violence
- Confident about speaking and contacting individuals to support us
- Reliable and self-motivated in the role
- Able to create and maintain records as required
How much of your time does this role require?
The amount of time you commit is up to you and a plan can be structured with you at interview.
How will you be supported and trained?
Both training and on-going support will be provided by the SAV team and you will be directly supported and supervised by the charity’s fundraising manager.
How do you get started?
If you would like to volunteer, please complete an application form