Bucket collection Coordinator

We're looking for proactive and outgoing people with a good knowledge of their local community to join our fundraising family as Bucket Collection Coordinators, helping make a difference for Merseyside Dogs Home by giving a small amount of time.

Bucket collections are a simple and fun way to raise money and awareness for Merseyside Dogs Home. Our Bucket Collection Coordinators organise collection events in their local communities to help raise vital funds for the 600 dogs that we care for every year.

In the role of Bucket Collection Coordinator you will book or supervise collections at local supermarkets, garden centres, and similar venues, be the key point of contact on the day, and process and record the funds raised, all in coordination with and support from Merseyside’s centre support officer.

What will I be doing as a Bucket Collection Coordinator?
• Plan collection events at supermarkets, garden centres, shopping centres and similar venues in your community, or supervise collections organised by the Centre Support Officer. Note: these will be on licensed premises only, they will not be door-to-door or street collections
• Work with the Centre Support Officer to organise a rota of volunteers for each collection
• Liaise with volunteers ahead of the event, and let them know the total raised afterwards
• Act as the key point of contact on the day, including set up and break down, and ensuring basic protocols are followed
• Collect, count, bank and report funds raised, following guidance provided
• Complete any forms required by the venue to report the results of the collection.
• Always be a positive and proactive representative of the Home.

What experience or skills will I need to do this role?
• Good knowledge of your local community
• Good communication and influencing skills
• Reliable and trustworthy
• Outgoing, proactive and self-motivated
• Organised, with good numeracy and computer skills (Microsoft Excel and email)
• Aged 18+
• Access to your own vehicle with a full UK drivers licence

What are the benefits for me?
• Developing your knowledge and skills and enhancing your CV
• Having fun, meeting new people, sharing your enthusiasm and doing something new
• Making a real difference to the dogs and cats in our care, helping them find new homes and happy futures
• Being part of the Merseyside Dogs Home fundraising family
• Representing Merseyside Dogs Home at the heart of your local community

What support and materials will I be given?

• Full induction on all aspects of your role
• All appropriate materials to support your role
• Your own collector’s authorisation letter
• Continuous support and advice from your local Regional Community Fundraiser

How much time will I need to commit to this role?
This fun and flexible role can be carried out at times that suit you. The amount of time required per collection will be approximately 2-3 hours in administration time plus the time of the actual collection. The most successful collections are often on weekends, so this role works well for people who do not have a lot of time to volunteer but want to make a significant impact.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this volunteer role please email Emma Logan at fundraing@merseysidedogshome.org including a current CV and detailing why you are interested and how you are suited to this role.