Volunteer Fundraising Assistant


Reports to: Fundraising Officer

Time required: Variable

Location: All Bipolar Scotland staff are currently working remotely.


Main Purpose

Fundraising Assistants will support the Fundraising Officer with the implementation and development of the fundraising campaign. If you have an interest in Mental Health or the third sector, this could be the role for you. This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we launch our new five-year strategic plan. This is a great opportunity to gain sought after skills for future employment.

Being a Volunteer Fundraising Assistant will involve.

  • Researching potential funding opportunities and charitable trusts and foundations, in addition to other desk-based research tasks.

  • Review and refresh the current Trust and Foundations excel spreadsheet both in form and content, by researching major regional and national T&Fs

  • Help with admin – processing donations/information onto the fundraising database,   photocopying, filing, writing letters, etc.

  • Maintaining the fundraising database, ensuring accuracy and consistency of all records.

  • Support collections and community fundraising events when Covid-19 restrictions ease.

  • Pro-actively seek new opportunities to raise awareness and funds for Bipolar Scotland.

  • To work within Bipolar Scotland’s Confidentiality Agreement


Experience & Skills


No experience is necessary as full training will be provided, however knowledge of the third sector would be beneficial as would an interest in mental health.

We would require the individual to have the following skills:

  • Good communication, IT and typing skills.

  • A warm friendly and engaging manner

  • Ability to work on your own and as part of a team.

  • Creative with a strong desire to raise funds.

If this sounds like you then please get in touch with our Fundraising Officer via email ashleym@bipolarscotland.org.uk  

Volunteering is a great way to celebrate life, do something to help others and develop new skills and we’re always looking for talented, energetic people to join our team. You could become a Group Facilitator… a Media Volunteer… a Podcaster... or a Self-Management Training Facilitator… imagination is your only limit! Enrich your CV and acquire great new skills by calling us on 0141 560 2050 or email info@bipolarscotland.org.uk.   Don’t take our word for it – listen to our volunteers…

I love volunteering with Bipolar Scotland! It can’t be faulted as an organisation for the support and encouragement it gives to Group Facilitators and members. Having just graduated, I was thrilled to get the chance to work as a Group Facilitator. I gain a huge amount of satisfaction from providing support to group members and having the freedom to develop and run the group to suit our members’ needs. It’s a real privilege to have this role - you can really see how much members value having this support network available to them!


Eilidh, Group Facilitator

I volunteer as a Self-Management Training Facilitator for three reasons. Firstly, to give something back for the hugely positive effect that Self-Management Training has had on my life - helping to save my marriage, my family and my career. Secondly, facilitating the course helps me to stay well, it reminds me of the things I have to do to stay in a good place. And thirdly, the Bipolar Scotland team are a tremendous pleasure to work with, allowing me to be myself while staying strong and balanced. I can’t recommend it highly enough.


Vic, Self-Management Training Facilitator

I volunteer for Bipolar Scotland and love being part of such a supportive organisation. I was a social worker but can no longer work due to health issues and I get great satisfaction from supporting others through volunteering.  The saying ‘all in it together’ has been heard so many times over the past few years and it’s generally said with regard to austerity.  Although many people with bipolar are affected by this type of austerity, there is no austerity of support and encouragement of others within our self-help group. We are strong together and the networks of support I’ve discovered are really rich.


Anne, Group Facilitator