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Volunteer in fundraising

In community fundraising and the events team, we have many volunteers who help - this may be attending a cheque presentation, marshalling at an event organised by our events team, or helping to raise the profile of Acorns by going out to different men’s/women’s groups and schools to talk about the work of Acorns.

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If you are available for volunteering your time please contact our Supporter Services team on on 01564 825 037 or email supporterservices@acorns.org.uk

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

View our 2017 calendar of fundraising volunteer opportunities

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Fundraising groups

We are looking for people to set up or join fundraising groups to help raise awareness and vital funds for Acorns in your area. We are looking to establish groups in Birmingham and Warwickshire, the Black Country and the Three Counties.

Click here to find your local Acorns fundraising group and details about setting up your own.

Volunteering roles

We have roles right across Birmingham, the Black Country and the Three Counties which always require the help of volunteers:

Public collections
Public collections are a way in which we are able to boost much needed donations. You'll be holding a bucket, smiling and chatting to people while collecting donations for our hospices – what could be simpler or more rewarding!

Events volunteer
Our events team are always on the lookout for volunteers to help at our events, who are vital to their success. This may be as a marshal, helping to set up, taking registrations or helping to pack away at the end.

Event speaker
Confident public speakers are needed to represent Acorns locally. We will provide you with all of the information you need to be able to talk about the care we provide to children, young people and families and help raise awareness of Acorns

Collection tin coordinator
Looking after the collection tins in your local area - replacing full tins, keeping records and asking local businesses to have a tin will generate valuable donations for Acorns.

Upcoming volunteering opportunities

A list of fundraising volunteer opportunities coming up in 2017

March

  • 9th Matalan, Oldbury
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store between 10am - 4 pm.

April

  • 2nd Solihull Half Marathon, Solihull
    Join the team and cheer on the Acorns runners and help run a water station along the route.
  • 9th Sainsbury’s, Selly Oak
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store between 10am - 4 pm.
  • 20th Firewalk, Black Country Living Museum
    Can you spare a few hours from 7pm – 9.30pm to help us make sure all of our participants enjoy a fabulous evening and lots of money is raised at the same time?.
  • 29th Acorns in the Black Country Spring Fete, Walsall
    Come and join us for our fantastic family event. Be a star for the day and be a pair of helping hands at this busy fun filled day. A wide variety of roles available from running a stall to helping with entertainment.

May

  • 5th-7th Sainsbury’s, Selly Oak
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store on 5th, 6th & 7th May, between 10am - 4 pm.
  • Date TBC We will be hosting a Firewalk event in May time in Birmingham. Can you spare a few hours from 7pm – 9.30pm to help us make sure all of our participants enjoy a fabulous evening and lots of money is raised at the same time?

June

  • 4th Great Midlands Fun Run, Sutton Coldfield
    Volunteers required to help on our cheering station in Sutton Park.
  • 9th Matalan, Oldbury
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store between 10am - 4 pm.
  • 24th Bubble Rush, Hatton Park, Warwick
    The frothiest 5km is returning to Hatton Park for a second year! Volunteers will be needed to help direct visitors, man registration desks and marshal the route. We also require volunteers to help with our mascot Alex Acorn.
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July

  • 7th Hollybush Garden Centre, Cannock
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store between 10am - 4 pm.
  • 22nd Earlswood Garden Centre, Earlswood
    Volunteers needed at a Great Big Kids Party, to assist with tombola & a public collection.

September

  • 3rd Mad Summer Hare 100 Mile Cycle,  Various locations
    Marshalls are needed at various locations along the course, between 8am-6pm
    (Bromsgrove, Alvechurch, Henley-in-Arden, Inkberrow, Broadway, Chipping Campden)
  • 8th Matalan, Oldbury
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store between 10am - 4 pm.

October

  • 15th Birmingham International Marathon & Birmingham Half Marathon
    Join us for the first Marathon in Birmingham and help us man a water station at Cannon Hill Park

December

  • 2nd Acorns Santa Run
    Taking place for the 10th year in a row, the Acorns Santa Run will return to Cannon Hill Park for some
    festive fundraising. Come along and help on our registration desk, by running a stall, helping to marshal or manning a water station.
  • 8th Matalan, Oldbury
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store between 10am - 4 pm.
  • 8th Hollybush Garden Centre, Cannock
    Volunteers needed with a public collection in store between 10am - 4 pm.

Find out more

Get in touch with our friendly Supporter Services team, for an informal chat call 01564 825 037 or email supporterservices@acorns.org.uk

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