Volunteer role: Events and Fundraising Volunteer 

Volunteer supervisor: Events Fundraiser / Regional Fundraisers

Days/times: Ad-hoc, you choose to support at the events near you that suit your availability. Events usually take place on weekends and bank holidays.

About this role:

Haven't got lots of free time but fancy volunteering at occasional events for a brilliant cause? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to help at events organised by the Bluebell Wood fundraising team. Every event is different, but you’ll usually be helping with things like: selling merchandise and raffle tickets, running games, bucket collecting and marshalling at sporting events. It costs around £5 million a year to run the Hospice, so we rely on our events volunteers to help raise vital funds so we can continue to be there for families who need us.

“The staff at Bluebell Wood are so friendly, positive and welcoming. As a young volunteer, I felt nervous about joining a team who were far more experienced than I was. But on my first day [at an event], I was made to feel like I belonged - my ideas and efforts are always valued.” – Isha, Events & Fundraising Volunteer

Key tasks:

Below are outlined a range of roles. You might be interested in helping with some of these areas:

Logistics/Event Support:

  • Setting up and taking down gazebos
  • Unloading and loading event vehicles
  • Setting up event equipment – flags, banners, signage, tables
  • Other reactive event duties, e.g., emptying bins, replenishing stock – also described as a runner, working very closely with Event Manager.


  • Marshalling a point on an event route - using a radio, reporting first aid requests, providing general direction, encouragement
  • Bag drops
  • Directional/instruction marshals – ‘sign in this way’, ‘have you filled out your form?’
  • Supporting road crossings
  • Meet and greet marshals.

Car parking:

  • Working with a team to park cars efficiently and safely at events
  • Follow instructions of car parking manager/event manager/site manager
  • Taking car parking fee if applicable.


  • Operating a water/refreshment station at events to hand out drinks to participants
  • Operating a catering/refreshment stand to the public/participants (involves cash handling)
  • Following instruction and guidance on hygiene and safety

Stalls and Games:

  • Organising games and activities for children and families at events
  • Setting up games equipment or stations and operating these throughout event day (involves cash handling)
  • Assist in running other stalls –
    • Selling crafts or merchandise
    • Information stands
    • Registration stands – signing event participants in and out
    • Signing members of the public and event participants up to other events and campaigns
    • Handing out event materials (e.g., medals, wristbands etc.)

Bucket collections:

  • Represent Bluebell Wood at organised bucket collections
  • Bucket collect/hand out programmes at Events
  • Supermarket bag packing

In aid of events:

  • Represent Bluebell Wood at an event organised by an external organisation who are raising funds.
  • This may involve supporting with their stall, raffle, being invited to speak about Bluebell Wood etc.

Please note: For volunteers aged 16-17 years old:

  • In line with the Code of Fundraising Practice, you will not be solely responsible for handling cash, as part of your volunteering role.
  • If volunteering as a marshal, you will only be asked to do so in pedestrianised areas involving no traffic management.

We're looking for volunteer who are:

  • Friendly
  • Willing to be part of a team
  • Respectful of members of the public, staff and fellow volunteers

What we offer to volunteers: 

  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills.
  •       The chance to be in a voluntary role helping to provide a special environment for the families that access our care.
  •       The opportunity to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team.
  •           Induction guidance to help you learn more about Bluebell Wood.
  •          Training provided in order to carry out your role where required.
  •       We’ll cover your travel expenses and contribute to lunch expenses where applicable (in line with our policy).


Bluebell Wood volunteers are asked to:

  •         Be a minimum of 16 years of age.  
  •      Attend induction and any routine training.
  •      Abide by Bluebell Wood policies and guidance, including our Health & Safety policy.
  •         Co-operate and liaise with colleagues.
  •      Act in a professional manner at all times.
  •      Be polite and respectful to everyone you meet whilst volunteering in this role.
  •      Act as an Ambassador for the Bluebell Wood Charity.

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