Collection Tin Co-ordinator

Collection Tin Co-ordinator

Community-based role

Time commitment: Ongoing

Skills required: Self-motivation, attention to detail, good local knowledge

Benefits of volunteering: Flexibility

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 want to reach more children and this is where you come in.

We’re looking for friendly, confident and reliable people to use their local knowledge to raise vital funds for Make-A-Wish.

What difference will you make?

Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes throughout the UK and last year more children turned to us than ever before. To ensure that we reach our goal of reaching every eligible child we need to increase awareness and income in your local area. We need you - to place a minimum of 12 tins, and manage them, in your community to raise vital funds for Make-A-Wish.

What will I be doing?

Firstly, using your local knowledge, you’ll be getting out into your community, talking to local businesses about having a tin on their counters

Once the tins are placed, your role will be all about building relationships with these business to ensure longer term support of Make-A-Wish. You will be re-visiting sites to collect tins on a regular basis and will be responsible for counting and banking all money raised

You’ll be tasked with keeping clear, accurate records of where the tins are located, how much each site has raised and keeping your Regional Fundraising Manager up to date on a regular basis

This position is perfect for those who are looking for a role that offers flexibility. You can volunteer when you have time and around other work or family commitments.

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • Good record keeping skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of your local area would be an advantage, as is access to a vehicle
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Basic IT skills – access to the internet and an email account are essential


  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Influence

How much time do I need to commit?

The role is flexible so you can fit volunteering around work or other commitments. In order to place and manage a minimum of 12 tins we suggest that you would need to make an initial investment of time in placing the tins, after which there would be a cycle of collection, counting and banking every 3 months.

What support will I be given?

  • Online Volunteer Welcome Induction about Make-A-Wish
  • Training specific to your role and ongoing support will be provided by your Regional Fundraising Manager
  • Access to our online Volunteer Community – WishNet
  • We’ll provide you with collection tins, seals and instructions
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
  • The latest Make-A-Wish news and information to ensure you’re current and up to date

What will I get from volunteering?

  • Meet new people and make new friends in your community
  • Volunteer around your other commitments and gain the satisfaction in knowing you’re making a real difference to the lives of seriously ill children and young people

Where will I be based?

You’ll be volunteering within your local area and carrying out tasks from home.

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].