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Trust Fundraising Support Volunteer

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The Brain Tumour Charity

  • 14 people are interested

Each year The Brain Tumour Charity needs to raise funds from a number of different sources, including trusts and foundations. In 2020/21 our target is £725,000 from trusts and foundations which will contribute to the overall Fundraising target of £8.4m. During these uncertain times we would love to be able to draw on the skills of an experienced fundraiser to support our fundraising efforts. Funds raised will help ensure we can continue to support research, raise awareness and provide support to people affected by a brain tumour.

How can you help?

We’re looking for support with the following areas:
 Helping to research trusts who we could submit applications to;
 Helping to write and send applications to trusts; and
 Helping to clean up our CRM database and ensure information is used effectively and efficiently

We are looking for:

 Research skills, including using the internet;
 Knowledge of using a database (CRM experience desirable);
 Attention to detail and good writing skills;
 Knowledge and understanding of fundraising, including trust fundraising would be helpful but is not essential.

Time commitment

As much time as you would like, but we’re ideally looking for a regular commitment of at least four hours per week, across one morning or afternoon, within The Charity’s core opening hours (9am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday)
This role may suit a candidate who is on a period of Flexi Furlough/ Furlough leave from another non-profit organisation.

We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, including individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Training and support

 You will receive a full induction to The Brain Tumour Charity and your role here as well as in-house training on the use of our CRM database.
 You will receive regular support and supervision
 You will be given any equipment necessary to carry out your role

What can I gain from volunteering with you?

 Utilising your existing skills as well as developing and learning new ones to take forward into the future, including research skills;
 The opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and passionate team and develop an understanding of how a busy charity fundraising team operates;
 Training for, and experience of using, a CRM database.

Katie, who has previously volunteered in this role, shares about her experience below...

"I started volunteering with The Brain Tumour Charity as I wanted to use my time on furlough to both do something good and build my experience and skills in Trusts and Foundations fundraising, particularly for a medical charity which was a new sector for me. I have learnt so much from the team who were so welcoming and helpful, it's given me a really valuable perspective that I can take into my current and future roles."

Practical considerations

You will receive a full induction to The Brain Tumour Charity and any specific training for the role, as well as ongoing direction from a team member within the Trust and Foundations Team.

At present this would be a home based role. In the future, it would be possible to work from our office in Fleet, Hampshire.

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About The Brain Tumour Charity


Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire gu14 7pa, GB

Mission Statement

The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we're moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. We're set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. And we're doing it right now. Because we understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a brain tumour - a cure really can't wait.


Our goals

  • Double survival by 2025
  • Halve the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life by 2020
Our values

Our values underpin our culture, the way we do things and what we believe in. We are pioneering, passionate, collaborative and smart.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


From homeLondon, United Kingdom



  • Reading / Writing
  • Content Management Systems
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Research


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are looking for a regular commitment of at least four hours per week, ideally across one morning or afternoon.
  • Volunteers must be over 18. We also carry out reference checks for all individuals who will be volunteering for us on a regular basis.

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