Events and Fundraising Coordinator

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Coordinator | Melissa
Coordinator | Melissa
LAFF’s team is based in Cusco and currently supports four partner organisations and over 100 young people in Cusco and across the Sacred Valley region. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

Summary: 

The fundraising component of LAFF’s work aims to increase funds from Trusts and Foundations, companies, schools, and universities in order to financially support LAFF’s programmes. Working with LAFF’s Communications Coordinator, fundraising focused role maintains and improves LAFF’s international and local visibility through innovative strategies and raises awareness about various socioeconomic problems, in particular those affecting children and young people in Peru, in order to increase local and international funding support. The fundraising strategy consists of identifying fundraising possibilities; writing proposals to trusts, foundations and businesses; and engaging with schools and universities. Focus is also placed on ensuring that all funders receive updated information and appropriate gratitude/recognition for their support.



Requirements:


  • Undergraduate degree (or currently enrolled) in Languages, International Relations, Marketing, or a related field.

  • 1-year work or volunteer experience in fundraising highly desirable

  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills required

  • Intermediate or Advanced Spanish language skills desirable

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Interest in acquiring communications and international development experience 

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills

  • Highly organised, flexible, independent, and culturally sensitive, with the ability to multitask

  • Experience/good knowledge of social media usage

  • Good knowledge of MS Office



Personal Qualities:

We are looking for motivated self-starters who are able to work independently as well as being good team players. A non-judgemental approach and commitment to learning is essential, as well as a positive outlook and preparedness for the realities of volunteering in a Latin American country. 


In order to apply for this fantastic opportunity, please download an application form from our website (www.laffcharity.org.uk) and submit it, together with your CV, to: info@laffcharity.org.uk. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.


Note: Volunteers are expected to cover all their own costs - including flights, visas, insurance and living expenses. Applications not compliant with the instructions above will not be accepted. All successful volunteer applicants from the UK must undergo a police check and/or provide two personal references prior to acceptance. LAFF will hold interviews with suitable applicants. Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact successful applicants.

Typical day

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, you will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Plan, develop and carry out LAFF’s fundraising activities

  • Research potential funding opportunities, and draft funding proposals with the participation of other LAFF team members, depending on the programme area.

  • Ensure all current donors are recognised for their support and well informed of progress on the ground through timely and relevant reports/updates.

  • Launch campaign encouraging fundraising activities for LAFF’s supporters. 

  • Manage and develop LAFF’s Ambassador Programme

  • Maintain and update a fundraising strategy 

  • Ensure that fundraising practices reflect the priorities, mission and vision of LAFF.

  • Network and forge links with relevant stakeholders and organisations (including current and potential donors, companies, Trusts, Foundations, universities, schools and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiative and the engagement of our supporters in all fundraising activities.

  • Ensure that all sponsors have regular contact with the young people they are supporting.

Free-time activities

Cusco has endless opportunities for free time activities. it is close to Machu Picchu and wonderful hiking opportunities, and you are always surrounded by beauty. 

Also within the city there are several sports clubs to join, as well as an array of cultural activities. The beautiful and sociable city of Cusco is also within reach of Lima, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon rainforest! You will be part of a small and friendly LAFF team with whom you can socialise and undertake these activities in your spare time.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Bachelor's Degree level
Required Documents
CV and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:30

What's Included

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

A LAFF volunteer can be arranged to meet you at the airport to welcome you

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
12 - 26 weeks

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Events and Fundraising Coordinator

LAFF’s team is based in Cusco and currently supports four partner organisations and over 100 young people in Cusco and across the Sacred Valley region.

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