Branch Secretary - Guide Dogs


 
As a key member of the local fundraising branch you will be responsible for the administration of branch activities and keeping everyone up to date.
 
Location: At home and in the community
 
What does the role involve?
 
Ensuring clear written communication between your branch and the fundraising team and with supporters
Making applications to do events and collections 
Writing to thank supporters for their donations
Letting branch members know of branch meetings in advance, including drawing up agendas with the Organiser or Chair.
Taking minutes at meetings and sending a copy to branch members and your Community Fundraiser
Maintaining levels of stationery and publicity materials
Maintaining branch records, including a secure list of names and addresses of branch members
Ordering tokens of appreciation, through the Mobility Team, for individuals and groups who complete one of our fundraising targets
Working as part of a team with other volunteers and staff, and to make new people welcome
 
What skills or experience are required?
 
Good communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
E-mail use and access desirable
 
What will I get out of it?
 
Sense of satisfaction in ensuring everyone has up to date information on your branch and smooth coordination of activities
Work with a group of committed and passionate people
Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. 
An opportunity to build experience for your CV
 
What support or training will I get?
 
Regular and ongoing support from Guide Dogs
Payment of all out of pocket expenses
Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
 

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