We are looking for volunteer Community Ambassadors to play a vital role in representing the Charity at local events and functions, speaking about our work and the importance of the funds our supporters raise.
What’s the role?
Richard House Children’s Hospice is based in one of the most diverse continuously changing communities in the UK. It is vital that we are continually reaching out to these communities in east London, to raise awareness of Richard House and to raise funds. Using their knowledge of the community combined with the specialist training received from Richard House, our Community Ambassadors play a vital role in representing the Charity at local events and functions, speaking about our work and the importance of the funds our supporters raise.
In becoming a Richard House Community Ambassador, you will be helping to support children and their families in east London to lead as happy a life as possible when dealing with a life-limiting health condition.
What skills do I need?
You will be a confident public speaker with excellent communication skills and a personal and friendly manner. You will possess the ability to use your own initiative and to work unsupervised, as well as the ability to deal with emotional and difficult subjects.
Ideally you will have a passion to work with local communities in a culturally diverse environment, and be willing to travel around the region for Ambassador tasks (reasonable expenses reimbursed).
If you have knowledge of any of the languages spoken by the local communities in east London or connections with local groups or local faith-based organisations, this would be beneficial, but not essential.
How much time will it take?
The time commitment is flexible, but you will be asked to be involved with us for the minimum period of 6 months and have the flexibility to volunteer during evenings and weekends as required.
What are the benefits of being a Richard House Hero?
As well as making a real difference to the lives of life-limited children and their families, you will have the opportunity to develop your presentation, networking and communication skills. You will gain experience working in a local community with a diverse range of people and learn about working in the charity sector and fundraising. All of this will enhance your CV and your life experience.
As well as a full induction to Richard House and our services you will receive ongoing support from a member of staff and be part of a friendly committed team at Richard House.
Come join our team!