Trusts & Corporate Fundraising Volunteer

Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
Hours per week
2 - 3 days per week
Salary details
Unpaid - voluntary role, travel expenses only
Closing date
Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 12:00
Interview date
Week commencing 3 September
Contact email


The Trusts & Foundations, Statutory and Corporate Fundraising team (TSCF) is part of the Major Gifts Fundraising team (MGF) based in the Fundraising Department at Amnesty International UK. In parallel with the Major Donor team it has primary responsibility for managing AIUK’s relationship trusts & foundations, and companies who are giving donations of £1,000 or more, as well as their representatives. 

The TSCF Team currently comprises the TSCF Manager, Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser, Corporate Partnerships Lead, Major Gifts Fundraiser (based in Edinburgh) and a Trusts Coordinator.

The Trusts & Corporate Fundraising Volunteer will undertake research into new potential partners, develop new fundraising opportunities, help with standard applications and assist with administrative tasks. The role requires strong writing and analytical skills, and would be particularly suited to someone interested in pursuing a career in major gifts fundraising – with a particular focus on the trusts & corporate fundraising sector.


Depending on team priorities/needs the successful candidate will be expected to support the TSCF team with tasks including:


  • To assist with the trust & corporate research programme, identifying and highlighting information on current and potential funders
  • To research charitable Trusts and Foundations, their aims and the backgrounds of their Trustees as potential funders
  • To research companies and their activities as potential partners
  • To present research in a clear, logical and quickly understood way
  • To use various search engines (Trustfunding, Factary, Invisible Funders etc) to identify and research information on donor prospects.
  • To think creatively about companies that could support Amnesty International achieve its core mission
  • To produce donor and prospect profiles and briefings as required
  • To help update the team database.
  • To work with the team to develop and achieve team objectives and plans.

Fundraising Support

  • To prepare applications to trusts, drawing on pre-written cases for support.
  • To write clear and compelling good news updates for donors.
  • To provide administrative support, e.g. mailings, data entry/capture, filing.
  • To assist with recording and thanking of corporate gifts.
  • To provide events support, e.g. setting up and follow-ups with prospects and donors.
  • To assist, as needed and agreed in advance, with the wider work of the team.


  • To undertake other relevant duties or projects delegated by the line manager, which are in line with the responsibilities of the post.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in working for a human rights organisation and who wants to gain experience in the trusts and corporate fundraising sector.


  • Interest in fundraising, particularly trusts and/or corporate fundraising
  • Office administration experience
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, including database experience
  • Good organisational skills
  • Research experience
  • Enthusiasm and motivation
  • A flexible team player
  • Commitment to Amnesty’s aims and objectives
  • Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities

Apply for this role

Please complete an application form and email it to before midday on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

Interviews will be held at our Shoreditch office week commencing 3 September 2018, with a view to the successful candidate starting on, around 24 September 2018.

Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications for flexible working will be considered. Please note that to be considered for this role, successful candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

Volunteer Application form