Volunteer Career Vacancies

Collection Box Coordinator

Collection Box Coordinators liaise with local shops, pubs and hotels to ensure that Care after Combat collection boxes feature prominently in their local community. Volunteers return regularly to replace full boxes before counting, providing a receipt and banking the money. This is a role that lets you choose the level of commitment you would like to make and work flexible times that are convenient for you.  This vital role helps to grow awareness of the help we are offering veterans and raise much needed funds.

In the role of Collection Box Coordinator you will encourage local businesses to show their support for the Care after Combat by displaying a collection box, and then process and record the funds raised.  You will be the main point of contact between collection box holders and local Fundraising Co-ordinator who will always be on hand should you need support or advice.

What will I be doing as a Collection Box Coordinator?

  • Building relationships with local business like pubs, vets, hairdressers and shops
  • Placing as many collection boxes as possible in your local community
  • Obtaining signed agreements from collection box holders, and ensuring they are aware of procedures
  • Recording appropriate information about collection box holders
  • Monitoring, collecting, counting, banking and reporting funds raised
  • Presenting certificates to collection box holders for ‘milestone’ amounts raised
  • Encouraging box holders to promote other Care after Combat initiatives by displaying posters, etc.
  • Undertaking any recommended training and following set procedures
  • Always being a positive and proactive representative of Care after Combat.

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
  • Really making a difference to Veterans
  • Being part of the Care after Combat fundraising family

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 and Care after Combat ID badge
  • Continuous support and advice from your local Fundraising Co-ordinator

Time commitment:
This fun and flexible role can be carried out at times that suit you.  You will probably need to donate an average of 3-4 hours of your time per month to build up and maintain your collection box network.

This in an unpaid volunteer role, however, expenses will be reimbursed in line with the expenses policy.

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Work permits – New members of staff (including UK nationals) are required to provide evidence that they are legally able to work in the UK. References – Care after Combat seeks references for all new employees covering their previous 3 years employment history and validates any gaps of 3 months or greater by seeking a personal reference. Medical – Some posts will require short listed applicants to complete a medical questionnaire prior to appointment. Disclosure and Barring Service – A disclosure and barring service (DBS) enhanced check will be carried out for any person being offered a post working with people who are vulnerable.  This will be done after selection but before the appointment is confirmed.