Volunteering at Fundraising Convention

Volunteers are the backbone of Fundraising Convention and take on a range of varying and vital roles while most importantly being the friendly, professional face of Fundraising Convention.

What does the role entail?

  • Signposting delegates to sessions and around Fundraising Convention
  • Answering delegate enquiries
  • Disseminating literature to delegates
  • Managing session rooms
  • Supporting and liaising with speakers
  • Collating evaluations


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


  • Must be an Individual member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
  • Agree to our code of conduct and code of behaviour at training and events
  • 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 Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 July 2024 (all days inclusive)


  • Three days commitment 
  • Individuals will be provided with a full induction and on-site support
  • Optional accommodation is provided. You will need to be available when required over the three days.
  • All meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) provided.
  • Early starts and full days public facing
  • Travel expenses and additional subsistence 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
  • Some level of fitness is required for many of our roles as they require extended time covering a large area as a core part of the role. However we will work with every individual who wants to volunteer with us to explore what reasonable adjustments we can make so that our roles are accessible to you.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to commit to all three days (Tues 2 to Thurs 4 July)
  • Previous voluntary experience

Your application

Applicants are asked to provide a number of written answers against certain criteria. All fields are mandatory.

Closing date Friday 1 March.

Please note, we receive a large number of applications for these roles and have a limited number of places available.We use the information provided in your answers to shortlist so please do take the time to answer each question carefully and consider your answers.   

Once we receive your application, you will receive a confirmation email of receipt of your application. All applications will then be collated after the application deadline and reviewed. We are committed to ensuring we have a diverse energetic group of people from across the sector and UK.

Finally, all volunteers must read and agree to our Code of Behaviour for Events and Training to be considered.