Our volunteers are firmly at the heart of the event, driving its success and contributing to the unique and exciting atmosphere that is felt year upon year. Prepare to be inspired by exciting, refreshing and insightful opportunities volunteering can provide at this unique and exceptional event.

Volunteering at Fundraising Convention:

Volunteers are critical to the success of Fundraising Convention and take on a varied and exciting range of vital roles while most importantly being the friendly, professional face of Fundraising Convention.

What does the role entail?

  • Manage session rooms
  • Supporting and liaising with speakers
  • To signpost delegates to sessions and around Fundraising Convention
  • Disseminate literature to delegates
  • Answer delegate enquiries
  • Collating evaluations


  • Access to the largest fundraising event in Europe
  • The opportunity to attend selected sessions on a range of fundraising topics and issues
  • Gaining valuable experience in team work
  • Develop skills and knowledge
  • Meet and connect with other fundraisers and sector leaders
  • Become part of a fun, hardworking and dedicated team


  • Must be an Individual Member of the Institute of Fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confidence to speak to a range of audiences
  • Engaging and friendly manner
  • Enjoy working as part of team
  • Volunteers must be available from Sunday 30 June to Wednesday 3 July 2019 (all days inclusive)


  • Four days’ commitment (including a Sunday)
  • Individuals will be provided with a full induction and on-site support
  • Accommodation and all meals (breakfast / lunch / dinner) provided 
  • Early start and full days public facing
  • Travel expenses are NOT covered

What are we looking for?

  • An understanding of fundraising and the sector
  • Excellent communication skills, being sociable, cheerful and courteous to all
  • Good level of fitness (extended time on your feet will be a core part of this role)
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to commit to all four days (Sunday 30 June to Wednesday 3 July 2019)
  • Previous voluntary experience

We really want to ensure we have a diverse group of volunteers at Fundraising Convention and would particularly welcome representation from

  • people from Black, Asian or a Minority Ethnic communities
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans people
  • disabled people