Events and Project Fundraising Volunteer

Time Commitment:               1-3 days a week

Responsible to:                     Trust & Supporters Officer (TSO) and Community & Events Fundraising Officer (CEFO)

Location:                                Scottish Refugee Council Head Office (Glasgow City Centre)

Duration:                                Six months minimum, could be ongoing

The Funding Development Team is responsible for developing support for Scottish Refugee Council by increasing our income from public fundraising, trusts and corporate partnerships. We also help raise the profile of the organisation and refugee issues with the public in Scotland through our Refugee Speaker Programme.

This role calls for a dynamic, flexible, well-organised and motivated individual who will work closely with the Trusts and Supporter Officer and the Community and Events Fundraising Officer.

What will I be doing?

You will work to assist the TSO and CEFO in a number of projects across a wide range of fundraising initiatives in the organisation. This could include:

  • Support, organise and deliver fundraising and recruitment events;
  • Fundraising research e.g. innovative fundraising, project prospects and corporate partners;
  • Support individual fundraisers as needed;
  • Coordinate a diary of speaker events, dealing with email and other bookings and liaising with requesting organisations and speakers;
  • Help support event volunteers;
  • Use our CRM database to maintain up-to-date records;
  • Carry out the general administration of the programme.
  • Active participation in meetings e.g. preparing content, contributing ideas and note taking.

Particular activities and responsibilities will be decided on a regular basis with the TSO and CEFO.

What skills or qualities do I need?

This post will require somebody who:

  • Is passionate about refugees and human rights
  • Is reliable, honest, enthusiastic and flexible
  • Has a good command of English
  • Is systematic and well organised
  • Is IT literate (MS Office, internet platforms)
  • Is able to commit to a minimum of 1 day per week, ideally committing to two days a week for a minimum of three months;
  • Is able to occasionally volunteer in evenings or over the weekends
  • Ideally you should also be able to use social media, and have experience of research.

What do I get out of it?

This is a varied and interesting role that will provide a range of experience and exposure to aspects of fundraising. You will gain:

  • Valuable skills/experience relevant to future employment/volunteering in the charity sector
  • A chance to contribute to the resourcing of Scottish Refugee Council’s work
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • The chance to meet people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

There is the potential to continue beyond the initial six months.

To protect all our volunteers and service users this role is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

How to apply

The deadline for all applications is Monday 23 October at 5pm.

Please complete an application form and send it by email to:

or post to: Volunteer Development Coordinator, Scottish Refugee Council, House, 6th Floor, 12 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AH

Come to our Volunteering Open Evening!

 17 October Tuesday – 5-6:30pm

Scottish Refugee Council, Portland House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AH

Join us to socialise with friendly members of staff and volunteers and receive information about the work of Scottish Refugee Council.

This meeting is open to everyone, regardless of immigration status. Come and ask your questions about volunteering with us, and we will be happy to help you complete an application form. You can also have a look at other volunteer roles and find an application form on our website at

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