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Fundraising blue box volunteer

Volunteering in the Fundraising Blue Box role in a small charity means you’ll be
working closely with a team of passionate and dedicated people who are working
hard to make a difference. Although you may only be asked to volunteer a couple of
hours per week, your help is invaluable as you will be distributing our collection
boxes to local supporters, helping us raise much needed funds to support our
patients and their families.

About the opportunity

You will be supporting the Fundraising Team with the distribution and collection of
blue boxes to our local supporters. You may also give additional help, when
required, by counting the money from the blue boxes and cleaning them ready to go
out again. You will also have the opportunity to support ad hoc events if you choose.
This role offers volunteers the opportunity to gain experience in fundraising tasks
within an inclusive charity setting.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people: –


  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer literate on Word and ability to use databases
  • Able to work within a team
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Able to give constructive feedback to volunteers and staff
  • Honest and trustworthy


  • Knowledge of the hospice events
  • Knowledge of the geographical area

Practical Considerations

To be part of a charity that is consistently growing and developing, you will have the
opportunity to: –

  • Gain a number skills by delivering excellent work
  • Gain sociable and computer skills.
  • Gain valuable experience to add to your C.V.
  • Receive a professional reference when you decide to move on

We will require you to provide us with

Overview of your organisation

Barnsley Hospice delivers wide-ranging support and personalised care to improve
the quality of life and wellbeing for people with specialist palliative and end of life
care needs. The service is available for all adults registered with a Barnsley GP, as
well as their family and friends.

The hospice has 10 inpatient beds, and also provides support and wellbeing
services and counselling services to patients, families and friends. The hospice is a
registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees. Fundraising and retail are vital
activities of the hospice. We employ over 100 staff and benefit from the help and
support of a large volunteer workforce.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome
applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome
applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+
candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to
increasing the representation of these groups at Barnsley Hospice.