Would you like to volunteer with Dublin Lesbian Line?
DLL are looking to recruit a fundraising volunteer! Would you like to be a part of one of the oldest LGBT helplines in the world, which is also one of the most unique support services in Ireland? Join our tiny team of dedicated, passionate women* at this exciting time and be a part of our growth and change. With us you will support the people of our community and make a real difference in people’s lives.
Role description: DLL is looking for a committed individual/individuals with some previous fundraising experience to join our Communications team to raise much needed funds for DLL. The Fundraising Volunteer will organise and manage events that take place throughout the year and seek out other opportunity for funds for DLL, such as external events that are happening in the LGBT community and the wider society. In order to apply for this position please fill out the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the April 14th. The interviews for this position will be held in the last two weeks of April, a specific date will be confirmed via email.
Identity: All of our volunteers are female-identified* and somewhere along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
Commitment and Reliability: as a small organisation every single person counts in the success of running a support service. Without committed and reliable volunteers we can’t function!
Good communication an organisational skills: as a small organisation we rely on our relationships with individuals and other organisations to support our fundraising events so we require our Fundraising Volunteer to have good communication skills to build a solid supporter base and to coordinate these events to a high standard.
Empathy and Compassion: we need people who are able to relate to others, even if they do not share their experiences. Our community and the people we support are extremely diverse and our volunteers need to be able to accept and support people from all kinds of circumstances.
Confidentiality: Volunteers are required to keep confidential the work we do with DLL in relation to the helpline and the online chat.
A desire to be part of a female-run female-focused service: While DLL support people from all backgrounds and identities, our main focus is the women* of our community, and we design our supports around this.
Embracing of and patience for change: we are at an exciting time for DLL and we’d love you to be a part of the team while we grow. However change can take time and sometimes we encounter glitches; so we need people who can have patience with this as well as a willingness to throw themselves into making our service the best for the women* of our community.
Note: Female-identifed/women* is inclusive of trans women, non-binary and genderqueer people.
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