Applications are currently open on the following volunteer opportunities:
Event Volunteers for Car Rally Fundraiser
Children Support Group Volunteers
Office Admin Volunteers
Content Creators for 'Your Story' section of Alopecia UK website
Alopecia UK Representatives/Spokespeople
Event Volunteers for Car Rally Fundraiser Registration Deadline: Sunday 30th April
We are delighted to announce that Alopecia UK has been selected by the Chichester MG Owners' Club to be their Charity Partner for the 2017 Showcase British Classic and Sports Car Gala. The event will include live music, stalls, raffle prizes, food, refreshments and games making it a great day out for car owners and the general public alike.
This is a fabulous opportunity for our little charity to raise its public profile, raise loads of money, and bring our volunteers and supporters together for a fun team event.
We're delighted to confirm that our charity ambassador Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE will also be present at the event, greeting the rally drivers, and hosting the event prize giving.
We need as many volunteers as we can find to help us deliver this event and make it a big success! Entry to the event is free for volunteers, so please come to support the charity, and bring your friends and family along to help too.
Location:Cowdray House, Midhurst, West Sussex (Postcode GU29 0AQ) Date of event: Sunday 7th May 2017 Date volunteers needed: Sat 6th (set up), Sun 7th (main day), Mon 8th (take down) May 2017 Type of volunteers: Men, women and children. It will be a nice event for all the family to be involved in. We need LOTS (i.e. 80-100) of volunteers so all help appreciated. Do rope in family and friends if possible! Volunteer roles: Various but includes things like selling tickets, facilitating games stalls, stewarding, providing teas/coffees, setting up and taking down marques. Full details at the online form. How to register: Complete the online form HERE.
Children Support Group Volunteers Application Deadline:Ongoing
Where: Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Portsmouth When: Various. Depends on individual groups own dates Who: Males and females. It is nice if we can get some volunteers at meetings who have alopecia and are comfortable with their alopecia, i.e. having it on show. This provides nice role modelling for the children, helping to normalise alopecia, which helps the children with their own confidence and self-esteem. However, even if you don't currently have alopecia but you have strong skills working with children and young people then we'd be interested to hear from you! Type of help needed: To be an extra pair of hands at meetings, helping to set up and clear away, welcoming people, facilitating games with children and parents, chatting to children and parents etc. Desired skills: Experience of working with children and young people, friendly & welcoming personality. How to apply: Contact Jen on firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know a bit about yourself along with the group you would be interested in helping out with. NB: If successful you will need to complete an AUK Disclosure Check.
Office Volunteers Application Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Shipley, West Yorkshire
We are looking for volunteers that we could call upon (adhoc) to come in to the Alopecia UK Head Office and help us with various admin tasks. The tasks would mostly be very basic but would require the volunteer to be someone who is organised and works in an organised manner.Whether you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month we'd be interested in hearing from you.
How to apply: Contact Jen on email@example.com with a copy of your CV and an introductory letter about yourself and why you would be interested in this role.
Content Creators for 'Your Story' section of Alopecia UK website Application Deadline: Ongoing
We know that sharing our experiences of alopecia with others is a great way of offering support to those who may be struggling to come to terms with their hair loss. Reading the stories of others with alopecia can help individuals feel less isolated and we have been told by some of our members that this can make all the difference.
If you would be prepared to share your experiences of alopecia with others, please complete the 'Your Story' survey. The survey includes the option to share any advice you may have for others and explain how Alopecia UK has helped.
For further details and to complete the survey please click here.
Alopecia UK Representatives/Spokespeople Application Deadline: Ongoing
often invited to attend fundraising events to say a few words about the charity’s
work, perhaps accept a fundraising cheque on the day/night and take part in a
photo opportunity. We cannot always find someone in the local area to attend on
the charity’s behalf.
looking for volunteers across the UK who might be able to help out. You will
need to be comfortable with speaking about the charity and be happy to take
part in photo opportunities. Our Communications & Fundraising Manager, Amy,
will be happy to provide a ‘pointer sheet’ about Alopecia UK to enable you to
speak confidently about the work of Alopecia UK. Most opportunities are simply
looking for someone to represent the charity and speak for no more than a
couple of minutes.
contact you should an opportunity come up in your area and check your availability.
If you are
someone who would be happy to represent Alopecia UK at fundraising events,
please complete this survey.
If the above posts are not suitable for you but you would still like to volunteer for Alopecia UK then please do still get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be added
to the volunteer distribution list so that any future updates and opportunities
may be sent to you. We are also happy to listen to ideas that people have and try our best to take them forward if they would be of benefit to the Charity and those with alopecia however please understand that we have a very small staff resource and can't always support or take all ideas forward. Thank you. (Jen, 2nd Feb 2016)