Fundraising Volunteer – Tower Hill, London

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,700 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


Fundraising Volunteer                                                            


Tower Hill, London

2-3 days per week (please confirm time)


Applicants must be able to commit their time to working a minimum of two full days per week during normal office hours at our London Head Office.


We are looking for a fundraising volunteer to provide support to Refuge’s busy Individual and Events Fundraising Team while gaining experience of working for a national domestic violence charity. This would be an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate seeking to develop a career individual, events or community fundraising and gain experience of working in a voluntary sector organisation.


The volunteer will ideally be able to work for a minimum of 2 days per week for three months, and will be responsible for providing administrative support to the team across a variety of fundraising activities. The role will be located at our Head Office in Tower Hill, London, with travel expenses covered by Refuge.


Skills and experience


We are looking for a volunteer with strong:

  • Research skills (web based and over the phone)
  • Administrative and IT skills (with experience of using Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to manage their own workload and work independently
  • Commitment to Refuge’s work and values

Previous fundraising experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge are desirable.

Refuge will reimburse travel expenses connected with your volunteering for us (receipts must be submitted monthly). A reimbursement is payable of up to £9 per volunteer shift for travel to and from home to the head office: 4th Floor International House, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN.  Travel expenses can be claimed for travel by public transport (bus, train or tube) and travel by car.  Receipts and tickets must be attached to all travel claims.  Mileage for travel by car will be reimbursed at 45p per mile.


All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.


Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.

Closing date:    3rd May 2016                                                  

Interview date:  tbc

volunteer application form – July 2013

Fundraising Volunteer JD

Please  send your completed application to


An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.


Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.


No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.


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