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LAFF Charity

Fundraising Associate

Working to support disadvantaged young people or trekking the Inca Trail? why not do both?!

The fundraising component of LAFF's work aims to increase funds from Trusts and Foundations, schools and universities in order to financially support LAFF's programmes. Working with LAFFF's communications coordinator, this 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 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.

Suitable for

Singles
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager the Fundraising Coordinator will be expected to carry out the following duties:

  • Plan, develop, and carry our 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 are well informed of progress on the ground through timely and relevant reports and updates
  • Launch campaigns encouraging fundraising activities for LAFF's supporters
  • Manage and develop LAFF's ambassadors programme
  • Maintain and update a fundraising strategy
  • Ensure that the 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, schools and universities and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives and the engagement of our supporters in all fundraising activities
  • Ensure that all supporters have regular contact with the young people they are supporting  

Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
International Development / Business or related at Degree level
Required Documents
CV and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Relevant qualification and/or work or volunteer experience in fundraising highly desirable.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Highly organized, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with ability to multitask.
• Experience/good knowledge of social media usage.
• Good knowledge of MS Office.

We are looking for self-assured, motivated self starters who are able to work independently as well as being good team players.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at LAFF Charity are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Close to Machu Picchu and wonderful hiking opportunities. 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

Included Services

Airport Pickup at Jorge Chavez International

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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

Get ready to volunteer in Peru

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Peru. Please check the visa regulations for Peru.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Peru and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Peru.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International (LIM) in Lima. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Cusco, Cusco, Peru

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