Brown and white border collie lying on grass with Blue Cross money collection tin between front paws

Volunteering for fundraising and events

Whether you have hours or days to spare, there are lots of ways to get involved with our exciting events and fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

From iconic marathons to online activities, our fundraising initiatives help us raise money for people and pets. But we couldn't take part in all these brilliant events if it wasn't for our volunteers.

Getting involved in fundraising is an excellent way of making new friends, getting active in your local community and raising awareness of our lifesaving work.

Find a role near you

A fundraising volunteer sells cakes at a dog show.

What volunteer roles are available in fundraising and events?

There are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Organise your own event using our free fundraising pack and support from our regional fundraisers 
  • Represent Blue Cross and support our challenge event participants by joining our cheer squad, being a marshal, or assisting in the setup of events – your presence really makes a difference! 
  • Set up and manage a collection box in your local area, such as a local shop, cafe or pub
  • Become a community fundraiser and help organise, promote and participate in a variety of fundraising activities

You can also join our Facebook fundraising group to connect with like-minded people and gain inspiration on how you can get involved. However you'd like to help, we’re here to support you.

What do I need to volunteer in fundraising?

While our fundraising volunteer roles can vary, you'll generally need to be:

  • friendly and approachable 
  • a team player and enjoy being with others 
  • happy to talk about Blue Cross and our services 

In return you'll gain valuable communication and teamwork skills, and help connect people and pets with the support they need.

Your time committed to volunteering can be tailored to your availability. Whether you have a few hours to spare, a couple of days, or are ready for regular involvement throughout your schedule, there's a meaningful opportunity waiting for you.