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Events Volunteer

Role: Events Volunteer
Responsible to:
Events Manager
Location: Various locations across Birmingham and Sandwell
Hours/Days: As and when there is an event

Making a Difference

Birmingham Hospice Event Volunteers enjoy meeting people, care about their local community, and want to have fun at the same time. As a volunteer, you will play a vital part in assisting the Events Team in making sure that hospice fundraising events run smoothly on the day, ensuring that participants have a fantastic experience. You will also experience and play a valuable role in generating vital funds for the hospice through helping with raffles, games and bucket collections.

Key duties

There are a number of different aspects of the event that you can get involved in (depending on the event). You will…

  • Play a vital role in supporting your local hospice
  • Assist in the setting up and break down of events
  • Assist with and enforce car parking arrangements
  • Put up signage, balloons, banners and other hospice promotional materials
  • Register participants and welcome them to the event
  • Carry out bucket collections
  • Collect and count money received from participants
  • Act as a marshal and escort for event participants
  • Assist in serving drinks and refreshments
  • Sell raffle tickets, hospice merchandise, etc.
  • Set up and man a stall (including pricing goods)
  • Provide participants with certificates, goody bags and evaluation forms
  • Facilitate an activity (e.g., operating a game).

Will the role suit me? YES, if you are…

  • Enthusiastic and cheerful with a positive attitude
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Good with people and enjoy interacting with the public
  • A team player
  • Flexible (events tend to be held at evenings and weekends)
  • Respectful of diversity
  • Passionate about helping families in your local community
  • Good communication/customer service skills.

What can Birmingham Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • The feel good factor – knowing that you are making a difference and supporting your local community
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and experiences along with adding to your career and/or personal development
  • Training where relevant (i.e., event training on the day)
  • Enhanced knowledge of the hospice and the services that the hospice provides.

For more information, please contact: 

The Fundraising Team on 0121 472 1191 or email