Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) is the only charity the UK to provide support to the more than 60 types of muscle-wasting conditions. With 110,000 children and adults affected by this life-limiting condition, it is essential to raise awareness with fundraising groups being a key representative in the community. Our fundraising groups are the local face of MDUK, raising vital funds and constantly raising the profile of the charity so that we can reach more people and their families affected by a muscle wasting condition.
In order to be able to provide everyone the help and support they need; we are asking for your skills and enthusiasm to help us grow our fundraising groups! We need people to join our various groups across the UK and make Muscular Dystrophy UK the best-known local charity!
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Jodie Whitham, Regional Development Manager at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07771374839.
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The Regional Chair role is a voluntary position and is vital in providing development and direction within their region whilst keeping open communication channels. They support their regional officer’s in their roles, which ensures volunteers are knowledgeable on RDA’s objectives and operations. The Regional Chair works closely with both National Office and their Regional team.
In the role of Regional Chair, there are opportunities to contribute to the development of RDA UK through their membership of the Regional Chair’s Committee, which directly report to the RDA Board of Trustees as well as receiving ongoing support from RDA National office. Starting out as a Regional Chair includes the opportunity to attend an induction day at the National Training Centre or by video conference (subject to Covid-19 restrictions).
Ideally, you will have:
• Enthusiasm for RDA UK and the values it holds.
• Experience of being part of chairing a committee and an interest in working with others to develop plans.
• An interest and ability to visit and interact with groups throughout the region.
• An open mind to supporting volunteers and groups in different ways.
• An ability to communicate in a variety of ways including the use of email.
• A willingness to lead
• Have the skills to run a meeting well
• Have an efficient approach to the role
There are 110,000 children and adults with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK, and Muscular Dystrophy UK needs you to help raise awareness.
As an Ambassador you will be a representative for Muscular Dystrophy UK. You will use your influence and contacts with local small businesses and individuals in your local area to help build Muscular Dystrophy UK networks and fundraising partnerships. You will learn to be confident in speaking about the cause and the work of the charity; developing relationships with key supporters and individuals as part of the process. Raising awareness of who they are and what they do is very important to the charity so they are looking for a proactive volunteer who will seek out speaking opportunities and make asks on behalf of the charity to attend events where further awareness can be raised.
Fundraising groups are the local face of Muscular Dystrophy UK, raising vital funds and constantly raising the profile of the charity so that they can reach more people and their families affected by a muscle wasting condition.
They need you to help them; they are asking for your skills and enthusiasm to help grow their fundraising groups! They need people to join with like-minded people in your local area and make Muscular Dystrophy UK better known in your town by collecting for the charity and planning activities to raise awareness. With that, you’ll:
-Meet and work with new and inspiring people
-Developing your communications, fundraising, PR and organisational skills
-Add to your CV
-Develop your leadership skills
-Making a difference to your local community by raising funds and the profile of MDUK in your community
-Have fun, share your enthusiasm and get to enjoy something new
Muscular Dystrophy UK raises money to fund research to find the causes and cures for muscular dystrophy and to support those who have suffered from any form of muscular dystrophy. They would love you to help them make a difference to those in your local community! Be the local face for MDUK, and get more collection tins out in the community.
As a Volunteer Collection box Co-ordinator you will support the Regional Development Manager in your region to raise awareness and funds for the charity by placing and managing collection boxes within businesses in your local area. It can be hugely satisfying to see your collection tin in more of the places you visit, and it doesn’t just help raise money, but people seeing their logo out there are more inclined to look at ways to support the charity.