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Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to help us at our fundraising events across East and West Sussex throughout the year. If you think you can spare a couple of hours, please complete our enquiry form here, or to find out more about volunteering see our FAQs.


Occasional Fundraising Volunteer

Are you friendly, fun and interested in spending a few hours of your time to make a huge difference?

You could be cheering on some amazing runners at the Brighton Half Marathon, selling raffle tickets at a village fair or bucket collecting at a supermarket; there are so many different events you can support starting with just two hours of your time.

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Fundraising Volunteer Lead

Are you sociable, self-motivated and enthusiastic and ready for a new challenge?

The Lead Volunteer role is ideal if you can spare some time on a more regular basis. Training is required as we want you to be a confident ambassador for the charity.

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Other volunteering opportunities

In addition to our two main volunteering roles, we also have lots of ad hoc opportunities throughout the year. We are always adding more opportunities, so please check back soon if none of these events are suitable for you.

If you are interested in volunteering for more than one event, you do not have to complete a separate form for each one, just list them all on one and your availability for each event.

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Castle Trek promotion stand

An amazing opportunity to enjoy Halloween activities in the grounds of wonderful Herstmonceux Castle  while promoting Castle Night Trek taking place in May 2022.Castle with moat

Where: Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN

When: Friday 29 October, Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October shifts available between 10am and 4 pm each day.

Roles: 1 Lead volunteer and 2-3 occasional volunteers required each day to run a promotional stand and fundraising games. Please note this is an outside role, dress accordingly.

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Santa Night iDrop – i360 Abseil

Where: Brighton seafront- i360Santa-iDrop2021 1080×1080 Static CTH-NoDate

When: Saturday 20 November 2021

Times: 5pm – 8.30pm

Roles: Helping to set up, cheering on participants and chatting to them, handing out medals

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Crowborough Town Christmas Cracker 2021

This lovely event put on by Crowborough Rotary includes late night Christmas shopping, local farmers market produce, family entertainment, all followed by switching on the Christmas lights by local celebrity at 18:30.

Where: High Street, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2QAChristmas-Market

When: Friday 26 November 2021

Times: 15:00-18:30

Roles: Setting up, breaking down, helping to run the fundraising stand.

Please note this will be an outside event and will be cold, warm clothing required!

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Sussex Trees – Fundraising and awareness stand


Where: Sussex Trees, Goddenwick Farm, Lindfield, West SussexSussex Trees photo

When: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 November, and Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December

Times: Shifts available 10am to 12.30pm and 12.30pm to 3pm

Roles: Setting up, breaking down, running the fundraising stand

Please note this will be an outside event and will be cold, warm clothing and wellies required!

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Furze Firs Christmas Tree Farm stand

Chestnut Tree  House have been given the opportunity to attend this great venue and run a awareness and fundraising stand along with refreshments.

Where: Furze Firs Christmas Tree Farm, Furze View, Slinfold, Horsham, RH13 0RH Furze Firs photo 2021

When: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December

Times: Shifts available 9.30am to 1 pm and 1pm to 4pm

Roles: Setting up, breaking down, manning the refreshment stand

Please note this will be an outside event and will be cold, warm clothing and wellies required!


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Leaky Buckets Gig

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Where: Iford Hall, Iford, nr Lewes, BN7 3EJ

When: Friday 10 December and Saturday 11 December 2021

Roles: While enjoying the music you will be expected to interact with the public, taking bucket collections, put up and take down banners. 7pm until late

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Castle Night Trek

Could you help out at the magical 10km night trek around the stunning grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. Grab your friends and family and volunteer together at this exciting event!

Date: Saturday 14 May 2022CAS- volunteer

Venue:  Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Timings are estimates and will be confirmed closer to the time


Set up volunteers 12pm – 18.30: Help bring the event to life, from popping up gazebos to lighting up the course

Car Park  18.15 – 21.00: Guide our participants in to place as they arrive

Registration desk 18.30 – 21.00: Welcome the participants to the event

DIY shirt stall 18.30-21.00: Help the participants make their shirts their own, to make the night even more memorable

Marshalls 19.20pm onwards: Help motivate our participants on route by cheering and most importantly making sure they don’t get lost!

Start/Finish 20.00 onwards: Cheer off and back the participants as they go on their adventure

Please state which role you would be interested in when applying.

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Collecting box co-ordinators

We are looking for volunteers to co-ordinate the placement of collecting boxes around Eastbourne, Bexhill and Brighton areas.

Please note this an important role within the organisation, so you will be required to complete an application form and provide references.

Where: TBC

Frequency: Hours to suit as and when required

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For further information about any of the volunteer roles listed on this page, please contact us.