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Do you have exceptional people skills and a pro active approach? Do you want a part time role where you can use these skills to make a real different to your local community?

We are looking for a passionate, well motivated and organised individual to join our friendly and professional team and help us to raise our income through supporting our volunteers and community fundraisers.

The most important qualities for this role are highly developed interpersonal skills. You must be able to build and develop effective relationships with a wide range of people, constantly seeking out opportunities where you can engage new supporters, as well as nurting existing supporters so they are in no doubt about how important they are to Helen'sTrust.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate they possess the experience, knowledge and skills, as specified in the Job Description and Person Specification, required to carry out the role. 

The post is for 20 hours a week, normally 4 hours per day Monday - Friday. However as this role is part of our fundraising function, it is essential that candidates have a flexible approach to working hours. 

Download an Application Form here

The closing date for applications will be 10am Thursday 21st April. 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th April.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Lisa on 01629 812759.

Volunteering for your local charity is a great way to help people in your community. Many volunteers enjoy feeling that they are making a difference to people in the local area, as well as benefiting from meeting new people and being involved in various projects.

Volunteering can also be great on your CV. Previous Helen’s Trust volunteers have gone on to employment as a direct result of working as a volunteer for Helen’s Trust. We will do all we can to make sure that you get what you want out of volunteering for us.

Your help makes a huge difference to us. We couldn’t provide the services we do without your support.

Have a look at the VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS listed below. Volunteers are not limited to one type of volunteering so please chat to us about how we can tailor your volunteering experience to best suit you.

Collection Box Co-ordinator

Event Assistant

General Support Volunteer

Leaflet Distribution Volunteer

'Fundraising for..' Volunteer

Speakers Team Volunteer

Business Ambassador Volunteer

E-Trading Volunteer

Schools Ambassador Volunteer

Public Collector

Be Bakewell Bear


Collection Box Co-ordinator

Collection boxes are an important source of funds for Helen’s Trust and their placement in shops/pubs etc also raises awareness. 

This role is flexible with no set hours and suitable for someone who is reliable and friendly, who would like to offer support to us but has limited time. This role involves the following:

  • Placing our official collection boxes in suitable locations in accordance with our guidelines

  • Collecting and replacing boxes every 6-8 weeks (or as appropriate) and bringing the full boxes to our offices to be counted up and banked

  • To record location and report any missing boxes to us

It can be really helpful if you are also happy to deliver other fundraising items, such as posters.

Event Assistant

Event assistants are essential to the smooth running of an event on the day and ensuring participants have a brilliant, but safe, experience. Event assistants will also answer any general enquiries and spread the word about Helen’s Trust.
This is an active role requiring a ‘hands on’ approach. Skills required for this role include the ability to follow instructions in addition to being polite and friendly and confident in dealing with the public.
Tasks will differ in relation to the specific event however some of the things you may be asked to do include:

  • Act as a marshal along a specific event route

  • Register participants and collect registration money and/or donations

  • Put up signage, balloons, banners or other materials

  • Sell raffle tickets or other merchandise

  • Give out water bottles/goody bags/refreshments to event participants

  • Operate a cloakroom/bag store

General Support Volunteer
General Support Volunteers help Helen’s Trust with a bit of everything when extra support is required.

The role is ideal for someone who is friendly and flexible who has little time but is able to offer support on an ‘as and when’ basis. You may be asked to do any of the following:

  • Bag packing

  • Collections

  • Bric a brac stalls

  • Leaflet distribution

  • Office admin tasks


Leaflet Distribution Volunteers
Leaflet Distribution Volunteers are crucial in getting spreading the word about Helen’s Trust so people who may need our services get to hear about us.

This is a very flexible role. It may be beneficial to have access to a car but this is not essential. Helen’s Trust currently has leaflets which give information about our Services, Legacy Giving, and Volunteering/Fundraising.  

Leaflet Distribution Volunteers are responsible for:

  • Distributing and replenishing relevant leaflets at relevant premises e.g health care providers, funeral directors, solicitors

  • Placing information or event posters in relevant premises/notice boards

  • Keeping a record of leaflet locations

‘Fundraising for Helen’s Trust’ Volunteer
‘Fundraising for ...’ volunteers  work with external groups who would like  to support Helen’s Trust. This role suits someone who is enthusiastic, reliable, personable and dedicated with excellent organisational and communication skills and an ability to act on your own initiative. Time required is half a day once a week.

‘Fundraising for...’ volunteers may:

  • Source local groups, businesses and individuals who would like to hold an event for Helen’s Trust

  • Liaise and offer additional information and organisational support

  • Attend the event with other members of the Helen’s Trust team as required

Speakers Team Volunteer 

Volunteer speakers are invaluable in raising the profile of Helen’s Trust in our community, in addition to assisting greatly to our fundraising effort. You will be an excellent communicator who is confident and passionate about the work of Helen’s Trust, and enjoy working with the public.

Find opportunities to speak at events

  • Host an information stand speaking to potential supporters, community groups, social clubs or companies

  • Helen’s Trust will provide a full induction process.

Business Ambassador Volunteer

We're looking for volunteers with professional experience and good business contacts across North Derbyshire and the High Peak. A sales and networking background is desirable.

Business Ambassadors will:

  • Proactively approach companies to support Helen’s Trust

  • Build long term partnerships which raise awareness and support Helen’s Trust

  • Helen’s Trust will provide a full induction process.

E-Trading Volunteer

We are in the process of establishing and developing an online trading operation to make a positive contribution to our fundraising. This will initially be via eBay. We're looking for individuals with spare time on their hands to help establish this new source of income for the Helen’s Trust.

The location for this role will be at the Helen’s Trust office.

No previous experience is required, but the vacancy would suit those with an interest in online trading.

Schools Ambassador Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer with some level of school experience to help raise the awareness of Helen’s Trust within schools, both primary and secondary, across Derbyshire and the High Peak and to encourage and support fundraising activities.

Public Collector

This is a great way to be involved in the local community and raise much needed funds as well as the profile of Helen’s Trust. Collectors are required on an ‘as and when’ basis. Roles may include:

  • Standing at the entrance/exit of a supermarket or on a street with a collecting tin or bucket and collecting donations. Collections normally take place in the local community.

  • Authorised collections can take place on any day of the week, usually between 8am and 8pm. You would be needed for as much time as you could spare during these periods.

  • Talk about Helen’s Trust to interested parties.

Bakewell Bear Volunteer

Our mascot Bakewell Bear is great for attracting attention and helps to raise funds at events.  To be Bakewell Bear you need to be happy to wear a bear costume, give hugs, wave and have a jolly time!

It can get hot in the bear costume, so you would only be required to be in the outfit for a short time, visibility is reduced, so you would be attended by a chaperone.


For more information about any of these roles, please contact Zoe Woodward on 07545 922765 or email fundraising@helenstrust.org.uk.