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Byte Night Event Volunteer

This opportunity takes place from 05 Oct 2018. Applications closed on 19 Sep.

Be part of Byte Night 2018! Byte Night is our biggest annual fundraiser and you can be a part of it! This year Byte Night is taking place on Friday 5th October, across 12 locations within the UK. The event has now grown to 12 events and over 1500 people slept out in 2017. Byte Night is one of the UK’s top 20 mass participation charity events and is the largest corporate sleepout having raised over £10 million since the first event. Byte Night’s success is all down to its volunteers and it simply could not happen without their help and hard work on the day. With only months to go before the big event, we have begun recruiting for our volunteer army! There are many roles that we will need help with on the night, from registration to raffle selling and working the finance desk. We also have 3 different shift times across the day for set-up, reception and the sleepout. If you have any questions, please contact Event.Volunteers@actionforchildren.org.uk Help us to make this year the best Byte Night yet!

Contact Name

Grant MacFarlane

Benefits to self

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in areas including communication, teamwork and practical work. All volunteers receive a ‘Thank You’ email after the event. We are incredibly grateful all of our volunteers for their support, since the event simply would not happen.

Benefits to others

Your support will help Action for Children to raise vital funds to prevent youth homelessness. These funds will go towards helping thousands of young people to build better lives by providing essential support, accommodation, education and training.

Location

11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD

Training available

There is no training beforehand but volunteers will get a thorough handbook in the weeks leading up to the event. Volunteers will also get a detailed walk-through on the day of the event.

Hours per week

Volunteers choose between one of three shifts for this one-off event. Set Up (Midday to 5pm), Recep

PVG required

No

Support and supervision details

Each role has a Volunteer Manager who they are reporting directly to during the event. Please note: Due to the nature of this particular event, we are unable to cover travel expenses. However, refreshments (food and drinks) will be provided for all volunteers throughout their shifts.
  • TypeAdministration, Children, Fundraising, Housing and Homelessness, Integration, One-offs, Young People, Other

Employability skills

  • Communication 0
  • Leadership 0
  • Problem Solving 0
  • Punctuality 0
  • Administration 0
  • Adaptability 0
  • Team Work 0

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