Help with this year’s Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal Collection by shaking a bucket, providing street entertainment or co-ordinating the collection boxes

What are the roles: Great Daffodil Appeal Collectors and a Collection Box Co-ordinator needed for 2017. Also looking for street entertainers and performers to help raise the profile of the collections!Marie Curie logo.png

Who is the volunteering for: Marie Curie

When are volunteers needed: The Great Daffodil appeal collections are taking place across Oxfordshire in February and March. There are collections on Saturday 4th March in Cowley, Headington and Summertown. As well as people to help with collection boxes, Marie Curie are also looking for volunteers who can provide entertainment as buskers, singers, magicians etc.

What the roles involves:

Daffodil appeal collectors

  • Work as part of a team to collect donations in specific high street locations. You will be supported by a Marie Curie host
  • You will be provided with collection materials, a mad hat, tabard, box of daffodils and collection tin
  • Volunteers should ideally be available for 1 – 2 hours
  • You will help to raise awareness of Marie Curie in Oxfordshire

Volunteer collection box co-ordinator

  • Visit premises to service collection tins or daffodil boxes
  • Develop good relationships with premises to ensure boxes are well positioned and visible
  • Seek out opportunities to place new boxes
  • Collect, count and bank donations from daffodil collection boxes
  • Complete the records required for collection boxes

Why volunteers should sign up: Marie Curie is here for people with any terminal illness, whether that’s cancer or any other illness, and their families. We offer expert free nursing care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. And we want more people to benefit from our support. Becoming a Marie Curie Volunteer will help raise money to provide nursing care for terminally ill people when they need it most.

Skills and equipment volunteers require: To be a daffodil appeal collector you just need to enjoy helping to collect and be over 18.

To be the collection box co-ordinator you need to be well-organised and have good people skills. You need to be self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. A good knowledge of the local area would be a help and commitment to helping raise money in the community is essential.

References are required for the collection box co-ordinator role as you will be handling money. Box co-ordinators can have travel expenses reimbursed. Training is provided for both roles.

How to get involved and find out more: Contact Community Fundraiser Hazel Bendon – hazel.bendon@mariecurie.org.uk / 07515135403