Community and Fundraising Volunteer Intern

Surfers Against Sewage

St Agnes, Cornwall

Volunteer • Part Time 01872 553001 Katie

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 21st October 2018   2 days left

We’re offering an opportunity for you to be part of the Community Fundraising Team at SAS, which raises funds from a variety of sources, including events, schools, universities and local groups. The role will be office-based, where will you be supporting the CaEFO with ongoing relationships and admin. Your role can be flexible depending on your skills and experience with elements including data inputting onto our donor database, researching prospects, inputting events onto third party websites or contacting existing fundraisers to wish them luck with their events.

The role will suit someone looking for the experience to learn about fundraising in a growing charity and the charity sector.

Training and support

You’ll be based at SAS HQ in St Agnes, where you will receive the ongoing support and training to carry out your role.


  • Audit the SAS collection boxes and arrange any collections on an ongoing basis.
  • Attend local events when/if required
  • Send out materials to fundraisers as and when required
  • Research events that we could attend/have places
  • Social media – plan and write social media posts

What’s in it for me?

  • Develop fundraising skills while working as part of a busy fundraising team
  • You will receive invaluable experience of working in the charity sector
  • Ongoing support and supervision in your role

Skills you will need for this role

  • A professional, friendly and outgoing manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Confidence to talk face-to-face and on the telephone
  • Commitment to work within fundraising guidelines and polices
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Willingness to learn about SAS and the systems we have in place (database etc.)
  • Comfortable using the internet and email
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media platforms

 Skills you will gain.

  • Using databases
  • Report writing and project planning
  • Presentation skills
  • Marketing and communications
  • Social media

If you’re interested in applying, then please send in your CV and cover letter to or to Katie Eddy, Surfers Against Sewage, Unit 2, Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, TR5 0RD

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