ID: 112965

Donations Coordinator

Homeless Long Term Brisbane City QLD

About this opportunity

The Donations Coordinator role manages all aspects of getting donations to our events on a quarterly basis. This includes liaising with the community regarding their donations, liaising with businesses providing donated perishable and non-perishable good and coordinating all logistics related to donations. The role is also accountable for sourcing new major sponsors for donations.

This volunteer role requires, on average, five hours a week. Reporting to the Managing Director, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to assist a worthwhile cause. Progression within the organisation exists for people who are looking to gain experience in different aspects of event management and sponsorships.

About us
Signal Flare was founded by Grant Richards, better known as Grant the Polite Guy, who himself was homeless for one and a half years when he started the BBQs. We organise a minimum of four BBQs per year around the greater Brisbane area. At these BBQs everyone shares a free BBQ lunch and our guests also receive much-needed basics such as clothes, shoes, toiletries, non-perishable foods and children's toys for free. These are all donated by the community. At our events we regularly offer free haircuts, job search workshops, and employment opportunities with employers who volunteer at these BBQs. We promote social inclusion and equality. People from all walks of life come together and find connection and friendship at our BBQs.

About the role

Key responsibilities:

o Liaise with the Manager Sponsorship to obtain details of food being donated for the upcoming BBQ, ensuring enough food on the day from sponsors and individual donators combined.
o Call out for food donations from individuals if necessary
o Oversee non-perishable food donations
o Coordinate all food logistics for each event (e.g. volunteers to pre-cook, freeze and transport)

Clothes, toiletries, toys etc
o Maintain list of Signal Flare drop off locations
o Liaise with volunteers to collect donations and deliver to drop off points
o Refine call out for donations as specific needs become apparent - e.g., more men's clothes needed, more non perishable foods etc

Identify and contact potential major sponsors for donations
Coordinate special services for each event (e.g. hairdresser, job search expert)
Respond promptly (within 24 hours) to all electronic communications regarding donations to keep momentum and maintain interest.

Supervision and support:
Report to Managing Director

Benefits for the volunteer:
o Being part of an exciting team for a great cause
o Getting to know many like-minded people
o Further developing your skills and experience
o Increased community awareness

If you are interested in this role, please apply as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

Additional requirements

Skills, experience and attributes:
" Excellent communication skills
" Experience in business development or cold calling
" Well-developed organisational skills
" Good time management skills
" Good social media skills
" A people person: ability to relate to people from all walks of life
" Own smartphone

Time Required

Average of five hours per week.

Good for
  • Skilled Volunteer
  • Virtual Volunteering
  • Volunteers with a disability
  • Work Experience
Interested in
  • Administration, Office Management
  • Disability Support
  • Marketing, Media, Communications

Informal induction and mentoring as needed.