Volunteer Ambassador

Volunteer Ambassadors represent Candlelighters at functions and events throughout Yorkshire. They help us to reach a wider audience and have a wider presence throughout the region. They help to raise awareness and encourage individuals and groups to support our work.

The role of an Ambassador is varied, but activities may include:

- Representing Candlelighters at events and functions
- Delivering talks and presentations about Candlelighters
- Attending cheque presentations (including taking part in photographs where required)
- Receiving donations on behalf of Candlelighters
- Running information and fundraising stalls
- Promoting ways people can get involved, either as supporters or volunteers
- Researching potential awareness raising or fundraising opportunities in the local area
- Supporting with other fundraising events and activities where possible.

Skills or experience required?:

We require volunteers who:

- Have knowledge or awareness of the work of Candlelighters (or willingness to learn)
- Are able to attend events in North Yorkshire
- Are available to attend approximately one event a month (evenings/weekends)
- Are experienced at and comfortable with giving presentations and talking to groups of people
- Are passionate and enthusiastic about our work
- Have good presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
- Have the confidence and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people
- Can talk and answer questions about Candlelighters with confidence and sensitivity
- Are organised, reliable and trustworthy
- Are polite, friendly, approachable and personable
- Are able to work independently and use their own initiative
- Have basic IT skills
- Are able to remain professional, manage own emotions and separate own personal views and perspectives
- Are willing to attend initial and ongoing training as required
- Are willing to attend quarterly Ambassador meetings
- Are professional with smart appearance
- Will adhere to Candlelighters’ policies and procedures.

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Advocacy, Campaigning, Fundraising
Type(s) of cause supported: Children, young people & families, Health, hospitals & hospices, Local community
Where is the opportunity located?: Across North Yorkshire
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Evening/weekend events ad-hoc as they come up in your local area and dependent on which you can attend
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: