Volunteer for charity fundraising wanted in Georgia!

We are looking for a Charities Fundraising volunteer to be deployed for 4 months in Merkuri, Georgia.  

 

NAME OF THE VOLUNTEER POSITION

Junior Charity Fundraiser in Georgia

 

EXPECTED DEPLOYMENT DATES

Start of deployment: 01/03/2022
End of deployment: 30/06/2022
Duration of deployment: 4 months

 

EU AID VOLUNTEERS PROGRAMME

We are a part of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, which brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be:

  • over 18 years of age 
  • citizen of an EU Member State or a long-term resident in the EU. 

 

HOSTING ORGANISATION 

Association „Merkuri“ opened shelter for women-victims of domestic violence and their children in 2018. It is still only shelter for survivals of domestic violence in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Funding of shelter on 90% is depended from donors’ grants. Because of COVID-19 crises priorities of donor organisation were changed that caused lack of financial recourses for operating of shelter. Thanks to local and international partners shelter continues hosting of beneficiaries. But Association „Merkuri“ would like to increase rate of donation to ensure work of shelter for next months.

Volunteer will be responsible for organisation of fundraising/charity campaign(s) for shelter of victims of domestic violence.

 

EXPECTED TASKS 

Charity fundraiser volunteer should be focused on strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of our fundraising operations and processes to ensure that we meet strategic fundraising objectives, whilst creating a culture of innovation, development, continuous improvement in general. One of the main goals for volunteer is to collect donation for shelter for women – victims of domestic violence and their children that is running by Association „Merkuri“.

Tasks of the volunteer include:

  • Development and implementation of an online fundraising programme
  • Design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs
  • Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donators
  • Use online platforms to raise donation
  • Organize campaigns or events to solicit donations
  • Evaluate the success of previous fundraising events
  • Train volunteers in fundraising procedures and practices
  • Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied
  • Pursues fundraising opportunities that offer high long-term funding potential and prioritize those that offer the most unrestricted funds.
  • Implement fundraising best practices
  • Share basic knowledge, methods or tools for collecting donation online with staff of organisation and other volunteers

 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • At least 3 years of project managing, fundraising campaigns OR related work in digital fundraising. Bachelor’s degree in related fields (management, marketing, communications or public relations) may be helpful ;
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to develop and implement digital fundraising strategies ;
  • Experience with building and maintaining different digital tools of donation (forms, surveys etc.);
  • Is interested in training and mentoring volunteer fundraisers and is comfortable presenting to groups of people ;
  • Able to multitask, meet deadlines, set priorities, and problem-solve in a fast-moving, remote work environment ;
  • A commitment to mission and values of Association ‚Merkuri/ sensitivity toward problems of domestic violence survivors ;
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal direction to accomplish high-level work ;
  • Results Oriented. Must consistently set and achieve realistic business goals and understand the importance of meeting quality standards and deadlines ;
  • IT and social media skills.

LIVING CONDITIONS 

Accommodation for the volunteer will be secured free of charge.

Working time:  The volunteer is expected to assist the hosting organisation in a full-time manner, approx. 5 days per week, 8 hours per day. 

The programme covers the following costs:

  • Pre-departure training organised by the European Commission in one ou the EU countries: transport, food, accommodation and training materials
  • Pre-departure training with the sending organisation (ADRA Slovakia): transport, food, accommodation and training materials
  • Return ticket to Georgia
  • Health insurance during the deployment 
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly allowance 282.79 EUR (food, local SIM card, personal items) + local transportation 40 EUR 
  • Post-deployment resettlement allowance at the amount of 100 EUR/ each month of deployment 
  • Possibility to financially support Georgian language courses up to 100 EUR/ each month of deployment

 

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. The candidate is expected to send the following documents to volunteering@adra.sk no later than 20/01/2022:

2. End of January 2021: the pre-selected candidates will have a Zoom interview with ADRA SK and Merkuri.

3. In February 2022: The pre-selected candidates will participate in an online training and face-to-face pre-departure training in one of the EU countries. The final selection will be done after the pre-departure trainings at the end of February 2022. 

The final selected candidate will participate in a training conducted by ADRA Slovakia, either face-to-face in Slovakia or online in case of unfavourable epidiological situation. This will be followed by the departure to Georgia, planned for the beginning of March 2022. 

 

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This volunteer position is a part of the SuDHAV3 project (Sustainable Development through Humanitarian Aid Volunteers 3), which is implemented under the EU Aid Volunteers programme, financed by the European Commission and SlovakAid. You can find out more about the vacancy on the EUAV platform.

 

 

 

 

 

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