The Role of a Poppy Appeal Organiser is a vital role in raising funds for the Royal British Legion, by organising and conducting the Poppy Appeal in your designated area and working in support and under the guidance of the local Community Fundraiser (CFR).
carry out an annual review of the operation of the Poppy Appeal in your area and ensure a set of actions to maximise funds raised in conjunction with the local CFR.
In conjunction with the local CFR, organise the recruitment and briefing of sufficient collectors and helpers to ensure sufficient coverage within your designated area.
Maintain and share with CFR, accurate records of collectors and helpers in your area.
In conjunction with the local CFR, publicise and promote the Poppy Appeal in your area.
Arrange for ordering, storage, and distribution of Poppy Appeal supplies and materials in your area, ensuring accurate records of locations and recovery are kept.
Carefully safeguard and return all income promptly to Aylesford, including Bank appeal donations ensuring health and safety is followed at all times.
Liaise with Poppy Appeal HO Administrator at Aylesford if required and promptly deal with any changes of policy and procedures.
You will be part of a friendly, committed team of people and have the chance to utilise your skills and experience and acquire new ones. You will be accountable for carrying out a set of agreed tasks and have access to further personal development opportunities.
Should you need it this will give you valuable experience for future roles, After volunteering with us we will be able to give you a reference should you request one.
What skills do I need?
In general for this role we are looking for someone who is reliable, trustworthy, has good organisational abilities, can enthuse and motivate others, delegate tasks where necessary and build and maintain relationships.
We would expect you to:
Have empathy with the Armed Forces community and be committed to the Legion's vision, mission and values.
Have experience of planning and coordinating materials and people.
Be confident when dealing with and accounting for money.
Be able to build productive relationships with others, within and outside TRBL, taking account of their different social and cultural backgrounds.
Be able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
Be a confident and regular user of computers, the internet and email.
We aim to make your volunteering with Legion an enjoyable and rewarding experience. As a volunteer you will be covered by our insurance, (please note this does not include the use of privately owned vehicles) and we will reimburse your travel expenses and other authorised out of pocket expenses.