Events Fundraising Volunteer Intern
Working with the world’s poorest people to transform their lives. Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. Volunteer Intern’s Role Title: Events Fundraising Volunteer Intern Job Title of Point of Contact: Events fundraising Executive Liaises with: UK Community Fundraising Manager/ Community Fundraising Executive Location: Belfast office Commitment required: 2 days a week for a minimum of 2 months. Compensation: Volunteer Interns be compensated for travel expenses to a maximum of £12 a day and lunch expenses to a maximum of £5 a day on a receipts only basis. (only volunteers/volunteer interns working more than 5 hours a day will be reimbursed for lunch expenses) Benefits to the Volunteer Intern: This role will give you an in-depth understanding of the work of Concern and other INGOs, and will provide you with an insight into Community and events fundraising in the UK. As well as gaining knowledge of the sector, you will learn and develop key fundraising and marketing skills. Skills Learnt: How to undertake practical fundraising research marketing events and activities Organising and planning events The opportunity to contribute to Concern’s flagship event Bake A Difference Volunteer Intern’s principal function: To support the Events Fundraising Executive Volunteer Intern’s duties: Researching opportunities to increase awareness of Concern’s work This role will pay a key part in the organization, planning marketing and implementation of a new Concern event planned for Northern Ireland To support the Bake A Difference team in the marketing and implementation of the Bake A Difference event To support the Events Fundraising Executive in the marketing of overseas challenge events. Suitable background: Required: Good written, presentational and communication skills Good self organisation An interest in the charity sector, in particular international development Desired: Some experience of marketing for events or projects. Some knowledge of the fundraising sector in the UK Some knowledge of international development To apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com before the closing date: 17th August 2012. Suitable volunteer interns applicants will be contacted via email after the application deadline. Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood their content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. Any breach of the Concern Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal. Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office. By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists. Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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