Our Community Fundraising Volunteers are part of a growing network of volunteers who proudly represent Blood Cancer UK by creating fundraising opportunities where they live or within their local communities. 

Role Requirements 
Acting as a representative of Blood Cancer UK in the local community, you will help raise money for our life-saving research by creating fundraising opportunities in your local area and being a local champion by raising awareness of our work and research.

The role is extremely varied; one month you could be hosting a quiz night, the next speaking to local businesses who may be potential partners or holding your own event. The options are limitless. This varied and flexible role enables you to focus on the things you enjoy most, the connections you already have, and the time you have available. Please note the minimum age for this role is 18 years old.

Every year over 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer in the UK. The single best way to beat blood cancer is through research to improve treatment. And the more of it we fund, the more breakthroughs we will see, and the more lives we will save.

Blood Cancer UK Community Fundraising Volunteers play a vital role in strengthening our reach and engagement in local communities - raising awareness of our research,
health information, and support.

You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge, and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of people with blood cancer by helping raise vital funds through fundraising activities. The more events we host, the more people affected by blood cancer we can reach and the more funds we can raise. You'll be part of a large team of dedicated and passionate Community Fundraising Volunteers to help us achieve this goal.

How will I be making a difference?
The funds you raise as a Community Fundraising Volunteer will help to beat blood cancer by investing in research that:
• develops cures for those who have blood cancer, now or in the future,
• continually improves the treatment and care for those living with blood cancer today and,
• aims to stop blood cancer before it starts.

Every penny you raise will make a BIG impact on our vital work:
• £100 could fund a researcher to analyse 120 blood cell samples – any one of them could hold the key to a new discovery.
• £210 is enough for us to send expert patient information to everyone diagnosed with blood cancer today.
• £500 could fund a research nurse for three days – ensuring patients have a hand to hold while testing new treatments.

Key activities
· Organising your own fundraising events and activities such as quiz nights, music events, luncheons, and supper clubs.
· Attending local community events such as fetes and festivals, selling arts and crafts, baked goods or organising games such as tombolas.
· Submitting applications to host bucket collections at local venues.
· Encouraging others in your network to volunteer their time to support your collection.
· Attending and supporting bucket collections in your local area.
· Greeting the public and speaking about the work of Blood Cancer UK.
· Encouraging people to donate and signposting them to our services.
· Paying in all donations received either online, at Barclays Bank or at your local post office.
· With support from your Volunteer Manager carrying out risk assessments for your fundraising events and activities.

What skills, experience and qualities do I need?
• Interested in fundraising and raising awareness of blood cancer.
• Good communicator who enjoys engaging with people in the local community.
• Committed, reliable and willing to take on a variety of tasks.
• Enthusiastic, organised, and motivated.
• Confident handling cash.
• Comfortable using a computer and undertaking administrative tasks.

How much time do I need to give?
This is an all-year round role with flexible opportunities to fundraise and raise awareness to suit your availability. You can expect to spend a few hours, at a time convenient to you, organising and facilitating your events and activities, and encouraging others to join you.

We ask that you commit to organising at least one event per year.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website on: https://bloodcancer.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/