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Age UK Solihull staff and volunteers helping at the Knowle Fun Run 2023

Current opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers to help at the following events:

Knowle Fun Run marshals

Knowle Fun Run vols 467px.JPGWe have offered to provide volunteers to help marshal the Knowle Fun Run on Sunday 19 May. Timings tbc but we think it will be approx 10.45am to 1.45pm. Marshals will stand at different points along the route (which starts and finishes at Arden Academy), directing runners and cheering them on. We will receive a donation from the funds raised from the event - thanks to Knowle & Dorridge Lions!

Please email or leave a message on 0121 704 7842 if you can help with any of the above. Alternatively, complete our online expression of interest form and we will be in touch.

Carol and Giulia helping at a collection day at Birmingham International Railway Station

Like most charities, we need to raise much needed funds to help pay for our services. As well as receiving funding from sources such as the local authority, trusts and foundations and gifts in Wills, our fundraising team organise community events and activities throughout the year, with the aim of not only raising money, but also to engage with the local community and raise the profile of the charity.

Volunteering for fundraising doesn’t mean raising money yourself (although if you want to that’s fine!), but helping out at events and with campaigns.

It is ideal if you don’t want to commit to a regular slot each week or have a full-time job, which means you can only help now and again.

Opportunities include:

  • Joining our Fundraising Committee to help us to organise fundraising events and activities
  • Helping at one-off events – e.g. meeting and greeting guests, selling raffle tickets, making teas/coffees, helping out on a stall
  • ‘Stuffing’ envelopes – for example, our twice-yearly newsletter
  • Finding homes for collecting cans (visiting shops, pubs, clubs etc. to ask if they will take a can and collect when it’s full)
  • Office work – from time to time we have projects that we need help with such as internet research, data inputting or managing spreadsheets.

Apply to become a Fundraising Volunteer