Volunteer Speaker Co-ordinator

Closing date: 
20 Mar 2017
To arrange, administrate & promote volunteer speaking engagements & requests from a wide variety of schools, churches & community groups for Guide Dogs in Northern Ireland

What does the role involve?

    • Coordinating speaker activity in your local area
    • Liaise with our speakers, local schools and community groups to book sessions and determining the type of session (length, content and activities) that they would be interested in
    • Signposting schools and groups to fundraising opportunities – particularly Sponsor a Puppy and Name a Puppy @ school and our school’s resources web pages
    • Gathering feedback on the speaker led session and passing on possible leads to the Community Fundraiser and local fundraising branch

What skills or experience are required? 

    • Excellent organisation and communication skills

 

    • Experience of using databases and spreadsheets

 

    • Confidence advising schools and community groups on how they can support Guide Dogs

 

    • Ability to work as part of the team (Speakers, Community Fundraiser, local Branch officials)

 

    • Experience in an administration role or working with teachers is desirable

 

What will I get out of it?

 

    • Sense of achievement in introducing the work of Guide Dogs to new supporters

 

    • Sense of satisfaction gained from opportunities to generate fundraising income for Guide Dogs

 

    • Valuable experience if you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, youth work or engagement

 

    • An opportunity to gain experience of administration work for your CV

HOURS: 2 x half days
BASED: office based, Guide Dogs NI on Heron Road