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Creating Better Futures - Fundraising Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Creating Better Futures is a Reading-based charity founded by Dorothy Dix in 2012. Dorothy Dix was born in Zimbabwe with nothing and rejected as a child by her father as she was a girl, she was then sponsored to have an education and able to then go to University in the UK. Therefore, Dorothy decided to give back to her community and set up this charity to provide educational opportunities for the most vulnerable in Zimbabwe. The charity does many projects: sustainable agriculture, sanitary pads project, feeding programme, child sponsorship and many more. The Covid-19 situation has severely impacted those in Zimbabwe and the children are left with no internet and no access to education, and very little access to food and water. Therefore, we strive to find sustainable solutions for the children to have a better future.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Fundraising volunteer will use their networks and skills to promote the charity online, in person and join our events team to create the essential funds to promote and expand Creating Better Futures. The volunteer will be expected to promote the charity on campus and to fundraise with a small team at your university. 

The fundraising depends on the guidelines within your university. It is recommended for the next term to do online fundraising with zoom calls, youtube or livestreaming etc. Here are a few online examples that have been successful:

  • Cooking classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fashion show
  • Cake cooking competitions with sharing the photos


Skills Required:

For this role excellent Communication skills and creative thinking is vital. Fundraising experience is recommended.

  • Passionate - someone who truly cares about what we do
  • Positive- someone with a can-do attitude 
  • Proactive- someone who is able to take the initiative
  • Punctual - someone who is organised and reliable 
  • Personable - someone who is friendly and approachable 
  • Professional - someone with excellent communication skills both verbal and written 
  • Public Speaking- someone who is comfortable to speak in front of people 

Additional Benefits:

We are a small charity so one will be able to do a range of activities that most people cannot do in larger charities and you will be given the freedom to run with your own ideas
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?