Events Volunteer

Skills and experience required:

  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active
  • Good IT skills
  • Creative; keen to try out new ideas
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Previous events experience would be an advantage but is not necessary.

How this helps the SAA:

It costs the SAA over £400 per day to remain open and continue looking after the dogs, cats and rabbits in our care. To help us raise much needed funds, and promote our work to the local community, we organise regular fundraising events onsite. These include large-scale family fun days such as our dog show, involving bouncy castles, barbeques, games, raffles and entertainment. Others are our smaller-scale welfare days, with a focus on education and animal health checks. We also attend events in the local community to raise awareness of our work

What is involved:

  • Preparation before the event; for example: ticketing raffle prizes, pricing items for sale, creating signs, washing and preparing goods; setting up tables and gazebos.
  • On-the-day involvement: running a stall, and pack away.
  • Provide input into post-event analysis: what worked and didn’t work, what ideas may people have for the next event?
  • Attending external events as part of a small team, running a small fundraising stall to raise funds but at the same time raise awareness of our work and the rescue message in general.
  • Provide input into post-event analysis: what worked and didn’t work, what ideas may people have for the next event?

Time commitment required:

Internal events take place at the sanctuary once a month between March and November (inclusive), usually on a Sunday. Preparation for the events could be done any day of the week. External events usually take place on a Saturday or Sunday.

How will we support you:

Your contact will be the SAA fundraiser, who will have overall responsibility for events. They will provide you with day to day support, information, guidance and direction. You will receive an induction into the charity, to ensure you are knowledgeable about the work we do. You will also be introduced to other volunteers and staff, so you can work together to make the events successful.

What you can gain from volunteering with the SAA:

  • New experiences and knowledge
  • Meeting and working with new people
  • Develop existing skills or gain new skills
  • The experience of using your skills and abilities to raise funds for the SAA, supporting the animals in our care.