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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
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15th May
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Act4Africa’s Date2Donate Volunteer

15th May to 31st December
Act4Africa is a charity dedicated to promoting equal opportunities and running small Kindergarten and women programmes in Uganda. We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join us as Date2Donate event organisers in Manchester.
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
As a Date2Donate volunteer, you will play a crucial role in organising and running face to face and zoom singles events while raising funds for Act4Africa.
About us as charity
Act4Africa Uganda is an award-winning NGO, working with long-standing partners and registered charity Act4Africa UK. We aim to reduce poverty and transform communities through our health, education, agriculture and livelihood programmes. Reducing gender inequality is central to our work. In our experience, it provides the most fundamental obstacle to eradicating poverty.
About this volunteering opportunity
We are currently launching series of new fundraising events called Date2Donate – find love while spreading love and thus are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join us as Date2Donate event organizers in the Chichester and Manchester areas.
In a world of instant communication, love is increasingly found through mobile apps or websites. Finding that special someone has become ever more commercialised, as most dating platforms require a subscription fee to access their additional features.
During our preliminary market research into the world of dating these days, we at Act4Africa  found that top six dating platforms and apps are owed by the same corporation. It’s an approximately £2 billion industry.  
Which got us thinking whether businesses should really be profiting from our search for love? 
And we decided: NO!
Instead at Act4Africa we believe love can be found through reaching out into the community around us, showing love to a neighbor, a friend, or even those slightly further away in the third world. Thus Date2Donate fundraising events idea was born.
Date2Donate events will be;
Once fully launched Donate2Donate events will be different kind of fun and energetic singles mixers, get togethers. We will be offering singletons an opportunity to meet, build long lasting friendships and relationships all while doing something good, giving back and raising funds for an amazing small charity Act4Africa.
100% of funds raise, donations collected during Date2Donte – singles events and tickets fees will go straight to helping, young underprivileged girls and mums in Uganda and to help us fund our Kathy’s Kindergarten in Mayuge district of Uganda.
About the Role

Event Organisation: You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing singles events in the Manchester area. This includes managing logistics, and ensuring a smooth flow of activities throughout the event.
Fundraising: Your primary objective will be to raise funds for Act4Africa. You will actively engage with event attendees, promoting the cause and encouraging donations.
Social Media and Marketing: You will assist in promoting Date2Donate events through various social media platforms, including Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. By developing engaging content, you will help increase awareness, attract participants, and maximize fundraising potential as well as event attendees experience.
Leadership: As part of the Act4Africas team as our Date2Donate coordinator, you will collaborate with other volunteers and take on leadership roles when necessary. You will have the chance to develop and enhance your leadership skills by managing teams, delegating tasks, and fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
International Development and Humanitarian Work: By volunteering with Act4Africa, you will gain valuable insights into international development issues and the challenges faced by underprivileged communities. You will have the opportunity to contribute to Act4Africa's mission and make a difference in the lives of children and women in Uganda.
Fundraising Skills: As a Date2Donate volunteer, you will acquire practical experience in fundraising techniques and strategies. This includes developing persuasive pitches, building relationships with potential donors, and utilizing various fundraising platforms and tools.

Key skills requirement

Passionate about promoting equal opportunities and making a positive impact.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Basic knowledge of social media platforms.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges.
Availability to commit to a flexible volunteering schedule.

What impact you will have as volunteer?
By becoming a Date2Donate volunteer with Act4Africa, you will gain valuable skills in event organising, public speaking, social media marketing, leadership, international development, humanitarian work, and fundraising. You will have the opportunity to contribute to Act4Africa's mission while making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and women in Uganda.
Time commitment for the volunteer:
Thank you so much for your consideration in advance. Ultimately, we would be extremley grateful for any time you can give us, but it be great if you could commit to at least 4 – 5 hours per week.
Mainly remote, apart from the times when we will have face to face Date2Donate events Manchester.

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