We are looking for someone with a positive, friendly and approachable personality who has experience of, or a keen interest in, special events fundraising and an empathy with the charity’s work.

The team organises and delivers a range of events throughout the year from Ladies' lunches and gala dinners through to our annual Christmas concerts. Our events this year include the Royal Household Cricket Festival at Windsor Castle, a quiz night at the Natural History Museum, and a sporting challenge at E.J.Churchill. These events not only raise vital funds but also raise awareness of our work. 

Core tasks, with support from the Special Events Fundraiser, will include: using social media platforms to market events to specific groups of people, contributing to and researching event venues and ideas, inputting event and participant data into our CRM database, and researching and sending asks to local companies for auction prizes. 

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in fundraising within a supportive, exciting, and friendly team.


The hours are flexible, ideally we are looking for volunteer support on one or two full days per week.

This role can be home or office based.

Volunteer skills
The Special Events Volunteer needs to be confident in using social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and Instagram as well as a working knowledge of Word, Excel and email. Able to follow instruction, you will also have research skills and the ability to find up-to-date and relevant information on the internet and via social media platforms.

What you’ll get out of the experience
Through this volunteering role, you will be helping to raise vital fundraising income to help us to continue helping bereaved families to rebuild their lives whilst gaining knowledge and experience in special events fundraising including using Raisers Edge, a database system which is commonly used by non-profit organisations.

You will have the opportunity to attend and volunteer at our special events should you have an interest, gaining hands-on experience of special events and will gain priority access to other volunteering positions across the charity.

Your team
You will be working closely with the special events and philanthropy team and the wider fundraising team.

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Equality and diversity
The Charity is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and one that challenges all forms of oppression or discrimination including those based on age, gender or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race (which includes nationality, citizenship, ethnic or national origins), religion/faith or belief, sexual orientation (collectively known in law as the ‘protected characteristics’), as well as any oppression or discrimination based on other physical characteristics or impairments, occupation, income, wealth, or unrelated criminal convictions.

We encourage diversity and equality in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and would like to discuss this with us prior to signing up, please email: [email protected] to see how we can support you.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. By volunteering with us you are agreeing to support a safe environment for children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We ask you to be vigilant when you volunteer with us and report any concerns directly to members of Child Bereavement UK staff. You will be briefed on the safeguards in place for your specific role during the volunteer briefing. For more information or to read our safeguarding policy, please email: [email protected].

Terms and conditions
The description outlines some of the duties and activities you may undertake in this role. Occasionally, you may be asked take on other duties if needed and your volunteer manager will discuss this with you.