Seeking two Southwark Fundraising Volunteers

The Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark is led by Archbishop John Wilson and is home to St George’s Cathedral, 175 parishes and 169 schools, serving people in South London, Kent and a part of Surrey. We spend our £29m income on a huge range of activities, from supporting the mission and ministry of our parishes and schools, to hundreds of projects helping those most in need in society and are now seeking two Fundraising Volunteers.


Title of volunteer role: Fundraising Volunteer role

Volunteer Supervisor: Head of Fundraising

Age Requirement: Over 18 years

Number of volunteers required: Two

When: May / June 2022

Location: Bowen House, 59 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7JE

Nearest Stations: Waterloo/Lambeth North/Elephant Castle


Role Summary: We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to be based in the finance office located in Southwark, to help the fundraising team with administration.  This role will suit someone who is looking to get hands on experience in an office environment.

This role will involve the following tasks:

  • Inputting data onto a database
  • Scanning and filing paperwork
  • Franking letters and bringing them to the local post-office
  • General administration

The role brings opportunities for someone to get a good idea on how a fundraising department works and its various component parts, as well as gaining valuable office skills.

You will work alongside an energetic, positive, collaborative team of four, who will provide support and training to you in this role. 

Time requirement:

  • Ideal commitment is for two days per week between May and June.
  • Minimum commitment is 1 day each week between May and June

Skills and qualities required:

  • Organised and enthusiastic
  • Great people skills – approachable, helpful and friendly
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional and resilient
  • Self-motivated
  • Good telephone skills
  • Experienced with word/excel
  • Accuracy

Training offered:

You’ll meet with and work alongside the Head of Fundraising and Parish Fundraising & Appeals Manager.  You will receive training relevant to the activities you are most able to participate in.


  • Helping a worthwhile charity
  • Opportunity to develop fundraising and office skills
  • Meet new people
  • Be active and engaged
  • Add value to the charity
  • Learn new and transferable skills and improve your CV

To apply

Please send your CV with a cover note explaining you are interested in this role to Sarah Wood, HR Manager, via email

If you have any questions about this role, please email or call Roisin McLaughlin, Head of Fundraising, on or 020 7960 2504.

Thank you for your interest!