Volunteer: Gift Processing Team

What Will I be Doing?

You will be: 

  • working as part of a small team  
  • collecting and counting donations, preparing money and documentation for banking  
  • counting and balancing any other incoming cash funds, for example till, sundry merchandise and tickets  
  • manning ‘gift processing reception’, taking card donations and assisting supporters with giving online (for those with experience of our database in a previous year)  
  • inputting donation information into an electronic database, updating supporter contact details, inc. updating gift aid declarations & filing  
  • assisting the KM Partner Finance Manager and Gift Processing team leader 
  • joining in with daily team prayers  
  • possibly supporting with other teams as needs arise  
  • assisting with whatever is needed behind the scenes  

What Skills and Experience do I Need?

You will need to:  

  • have lots of enthusiasm for teamwork  
  • be willing to serve & learn 
  • have a good eye for detail 
  • have a good level of spoken English
  • be competent in using a computer (Database training will be given) 
  • be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up.

When and Where Will I be Working?

  • Duty times will vary between morning, afternoon & evening sessions. You will be on shift for 2 out of the 3 shifts. The team leader will endeavour to send out a schedule before arrival – this would be subject to change.  
  • You will be mainly based in the Gift Processing Team office.  
  • You will be expected to arrive in time for a briefing and training session on the Saturday afternoon and will then be on duty each day until leaving the following Saturday lunchtime (the last session will be Saturday morning).

"As a new Church Treasurer, volunteering on the Gifts Processing Team gave me a chance to make new friends with like-minded people who are also involved in the finances for other organisations."

Volunteers are required to: 

  • be aged 18 years or older 
  • be a committed Christian who is regularly attending and active in a local church 
  • be able to complete an online application and provide details of 2 referees – one who must be a leader within your church. Neither can be related to you.  
  • if asked, able to obtain a clear Enhanced DBS check for Keswick Ministries 
  • confirm their agreement to and abide with the Keswick Ministries beliefs, values & code of conduct

Full-time volunteers will receive:  

  • free accommodation  
  • three meals a day  
  • reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses  
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