Bucket Collector

Bucket Collector

Time commitment: One-off

Date: TBC

Skills required: enthusiasm, positive attitude, ability to engage with general public

Why we need you

We wouldn’t be able to grant wishes without people like you. You help us to research fundraising opportunities and help at special events which help to cover the costs of the wishes. You visit children and capture their One True Wish. You collect vital funds at bucket collections and cheer on our #wishheroes who raise money for wishes. Every role is important, and every role makes a difference to desperately ill children.


Make-A-Wish UK creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

A wish gives a desperately ill child and their family time away from the daily struggles of living with a serious condition. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish has turned the wishes of more than 13,000 seriously ill children into magical realities – creating memories to treasure forever, whatever their future may hold.

We’re looking for open and positive bucket collectors who will help us to raise vital funds at local bucket collections in supermarkets, at sporting events and in the community.

What difference will you make?

To ensure that we are able to grant wishes to more and more children we need to raise vital funds. Bucket collections are one of the ways of sourcing the funds and a way to engage general public in fundraising.

By showing positive attitude and being open to people, you’ll help us raise more money and as a result reach more children who deserve a wish.

What will I be doing?

On the day of the event you’ll be at our collection point with other volunteers engaging with the public and collecting money in tins and buckets.

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • Enthusiasm about Make-A-Wish and the children we help
  • Ability to engage with members of public
  • Positive can-do attitude

How much time do I need to commit?

You’ll need to be available on the day of the event, usually from mid-morning until mid-afternoon

What support will I be given?

  • You’ll be provided with materials and equipment to cheer on the day
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What will I get from volunteering?

  • Meet new people
  • Loads of fun
  • The satisfaction in knowing you’re making a real difference to the lives of seriously ill children and young people

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested where required

Make-A-Wish is committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as it’s important that our trustees, employees, ambassadors and volunteers reflect the communities we serve at every level within the organisation.

All volunteer roles are subject to an informal interview and two satisfactory references.

We're not currently recruiting for this role but if you'd like to have an informal chat about it, please contact the People & Culture Team at 0118 304 2777 or [email protected].