Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We are determined to end homelessness. We do it person by person and by influencing policies to ensure everyone has a place to call home.
Homelessness is devastating, leaving people vulnerable and isolated.
Crisis offers ground-breaking housing, health, education and employment services. We work with thousands of homeless people across the UK every year. We are determined campaigners. We draw on our research, partnerships and years of experience of working directly with homeless people to deliver change and a vision to end homelessness for good.
Role outline and the difference you will make
Here at Crisis Skylight Newcastle we rely on the generosity of our supporters, donors, volunteers and fundraisers to enable us to deliver our services.
Your role will help to grow and develop the Crisis collection tin project, taking responsibility for a minimum of 1 tin in your local area. On average static collection tins raise £128 per year.
We are asking our volunteers to proactively identify at least 1 local business or organisation that could host a Crisis collection tin. This could be your local newsagents, beauty salon, green grocers, pub or your place of work.
Volunteers would not need to be available at a set time, but would need to commit to making sure that your tin is cleaned, emptied, counted and banked. We hope that this means it will be flexible a volunteer opportunity for those with other commitments.
Timings: Flexible / On-going
Location: Various locations in the North East
Responsible to: Donna Bell
What you will gain
- Informative and structured induction to the role and the organisation
- Make a real difference to the lives of others by supporting this new initiative and talking about homelessness in your local area.
Core tasks and what you will achieve
- Proactively identifying local businesses or organisations that could host a Crisis collection tin for a minimum of 3 months.
- Ensure that the host organisation is aware of their responsibilities as a host
- Complete and return the collection tin paperwork to Crisis
- Check your tin at least once every month and when the tin is full count and bank the income
- Refresh the tin (clean and reapply the collection seals)
- Bank the income using the reference numbers provided and email fundraising.newcastle.org.uk with your banking form.
The skills & experience we are looking for
- Interest in gaining experience of working with a homeless charity
- Interest in contributing to a new project
- Friendly and confident in speaking to a wide range of people
All Crisis volunteers are asked to:
- Comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times
- To maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all accessible information about members and the organisation
- Be positive, productive and have the passion to help end homelessness
All materials and a full information pack and briefing will be provided.