We are looking for personable volunteers (who ideally own a van or large vehicle, although this is not essential) who would be able to help us with our new festive fundraiser for one, two or even three days in January 2022. On Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, Child Bereavement UK and volunteers will be driving around Buckinghamshire and Berkshire collecting old Christmas trees to be chipped and recycled. Those wishing to have their tree collected will be asked to make a donation in return for this service. Funds raised will be split between Child Bereavement UK and Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Terms: Exact timings TBC dependent on number of bookings, but we would like volunteers to commit to supporting us for a minimum of 1 full day (i.e. 8-5pm)

Based: Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Additional: We encourage diversity in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and have concerns as to your ability to volunteer, please do contact us to see how we can support you .

Essential Skills Required:

  • Physically able to lift/move Christmas trees
  • Knowledge of local area and/or access to Google maps/Satnav
  • A friendly and approachable personality
  • Ability to follow instruction

Ideal Skills Required:

  • Driving license
  • Access to an appropriately insured van/large vehicle

Key activities:

  • Teaming up with one or two other individuals to drive around the local area, collecting Christmas trees from driveways and dropping them off at a central hub

What you’ll get out of the experience

  • Fun and different volunteering experience, ideal for individuals, groups or companies wanting to give something back
  • Satisfaction of knowing that your time will support two worthwhile causes
  • Experience of seeing how this type of fundraiser works and involves the whole community
  • Priority access to other volunteering positions across the charity.

Key Working Relationships

  • Fundraising Team
  • Members of the public
  • Other volunteers

Terms and Conditions

This job profile is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities but is a guide for information. It may be reviewed and changed in the light of the evolving needs of the Charity and as part of the volunteer’s development. Any changes will be made following discussion with the post holder.

Child Bereavement UK recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME).

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