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Fundraising Volunteer Assistant at Hummingbird Refugee Project

The Hummingbird Project is a youth-centred organisation that aims to provide trauma-informed services and promote youth-led action that is underpinned by our shared belief in human rights.

Our services support young refugees, between the ages of 14 and 25, many of whom arrived in the UK as unaccompanied children.

Our vision is a community standing together for the rights and protection of young refugees.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

The Fundraising Volunteer Assistant will assist our Fundraising Manager in raising vital funds to keep our services running. We are currently focused on diversifying our income portfolio, and require support in key administrative duties.

This is a good opportunity for someone who is interested in or wants to start a career in fundraising. This role will give you experience in key elements of a fundraising role, such as writing bids, supporting fundraising events, liaising with donors and crowdfunding.

No previous fundraising experience is required, but you will need a positive, open and enthusiastic approach to learning new skills, getting involved and thinking creatively about ways to raise money.

What induction, training and support is offered?

- Training and development opportunities that are relevant to the role and working within the refugee support sector
- Travel (from within Sussex) and Lunch reimbursement. As part of creating an inclusive space we have an expenses policy that prioritises volunteers not being out of pocket for expenses linked to your role. If up-front costs are difficult, you can speak to your line manager about this and will do everything reasonably possible to agree on a sustainable solution.
- An opportunity to work as part of a supportive and inclusive team
- A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones

What skills or qualities are needed?


- Have a passion for Hummingbird’s mission and youth centred work
- Advanced level of written and verbal English
- Excellent communication skills
- Confident in using various IT systems
- Awareness of issues and challenges that people from a refugee background experience


- Lived experience that relates to the young people such as racism, or going through the asylum process
- Experience of creating content on social media

More info
Date added

13th June 2024


Hummingbird Refugee Project
BMECP Centre
10a Fleet Street

Deadline for applications

15 Jul 2024


Black and minority ethnic groups Non-English speakers/refugees Young people



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