We are a team of 40 students who have great conversations and fundraise for the University by calling our lovely community of alumni. We ask them for charitable donations towards a variety of amazing funds which support everything from student scholarships to providing grants for student groups on campus.
At the forefront of what we do is making sure we have great conversations with our alumni, whether they donate or not. Generally, student fundraisers ask graduates to make a regular donation of between £10 and £50 per month.
We are good listeners, are interested and interesting, ask great questions and are resilient team players. You must be willing and able to ask for money to do this job, so please consider that carefully before applying.
The position of Student Fundraiser assists the development of the YuCall telethon campaign. As a student fundraiser, individuals contact alumni of the University of York by telephone to raise money for the University.
Some graduates are not be able to give – in these calls student fundraisers concentrate on maintaining a positive relationship between the graduate and the University, updating their personal information and informing them of the latest news from the University.
Skills, abilities, competencies
You will be asking alumni for money: you will receive training but you need to be prepared to ask confidently and to negotiate downward. If the idea of asking for money makes you feel uncomfortable, this is probably not the job for you!
We call for 12 weeks of the year in two blocks of 6 weeks which we call campaigns. These campaigns are Autumn (24th October to 30th November 2017) and Spring (5th February to 15th March 2018).
You must work two shifts per week during these campaigns, these shifts are three hours each and are on a mixture of weekdays (Mon - Thurs) and weekends (Sat or Sun).
Attendance at training is essential. You must be able to attend training on Saturday 21st October, Sunday 22nd October and Saturday 11th November, times to be confirmed.
Applications are open twice a year. You should follow the instructions at: www.yorkspace.net/yucall
If you have any questions, please direct them to: Sarah Beamish, Participation Giving Officer. firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 32 4463.