Volunteer Role for Small Business Supporters Expansion

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Children of the Dump are looking for a  Volunteer who will expand and support our UK network of small business supporters with rewarding messages of how the poorest kids in Manila are educated to succeed. Remote working to suit your availability.

What will you be doing?
As a small charity we have a small and friendly structure so you will soon get to know everyone.
After a full briefing from Trustees and our manager you will be able to draw up a list of prospective business supporters and progress their engagement with the charity. There is a wide range of options enabling small firms to contribute from hosting a collection box on a counter, through staff giving schemes and direct donations. As a member of the fundraising group you will have regular online contact with other volunteers and Trustees. Trustees are available to support by visits to potential new supporters. The teachers, social workers and other staff in Manila provide a stream of photos and information about the children and the work of the charity.
You will be welcome to virtual board meetings ensuring that you have appropriate materials and resources for small business supporters. Increasing awareness of CSR by small business and our record of success makes an attractive offering to fulfil their philanthropic responsibilities.
We are already active in Surrey, London and Brighton and your location can help set your geographical remit. As well as funds raised, deliverables will include the number of supporters introduced and new support packages developed.

What are we looking for?
Above all you will be motivated to help children and have the enthusiasm to convey to others what we achieve. An outgoing personality with an awareness of how small business works will be an advantage. Experience in areas such as fundraising, marketing, sales or business development is relevant but success in other areas may well equip you for the role. We are aware of our lack of diversity and are actively seeking to remedy this. We have a heritage of Christian faith but actively welcome those of all faiths and none.
As a member of a small team working predominantly remotely you will need to be well organised, independent, and self-managed. You will be able to work flexible hours with a commitment of between one and four days a month. You will be expected to attend one or two meetings a year in person in Surrey as well meeting potential small business supporters in your local area.

What difference will you make?
Our mission is to provide the opportunity and skills through education for deprived children in the Philippines to escape poverty. The funds you raise will have a visible impact on the number of children in our school and the number with scholarships. As a small charity you will see that every pound counts. Some previous volunteers have included Manila in their holiday plans (regrettably we cannot fund this) and have had a warm welcome to see at firsthand the children who benefit from fundraising.
You will help us keep a clear focus on our small business community to increase the benefits to both giver and receiver. Your ideas will get a good hearing and your enthusiasm and energy will be welcome.

To learn more about Children of the Dump visit the website at Children of the Dump Charity | What we do to help children

To apply for this volunteer role email or post a letter of application with short CV to

About Children of the Dump

Children of the Dump is a UK based Children’s Charity, registered as Asian Students Christian Trust. It will offer you the chance to help provide education for some of the most deprived and vulnerable children in the Philippines. Through our Filipino partner organisation, The Asian Students Christian Foundation (ASCF), we deliver family support and loving care to deprived children living in extreme poverty around the Payatas and San Isidro rubbish dumps in Manila, Philippines. We expect to raise about 230 thousand pounds a year and have one part time employee in the UK.
Since 1975 the supporters of Children of The Dump, along with colleagues in ASCF, have been giving young lives the chance to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Today we help care for over 300 children in different ways, some of whom have been neglected, abused, or even abandoned. We retain a liberal Christian ethos and welcome Trustees and volunteers irrespective of beliefs.

Our services in Manila are:
Cashew Tree Early Years School which gives children a free quality educational start, graduates become students in demand in the public system rather than automatic failures. From the new school year, we have 200 places available for students.

Grapevine scholarship programme: the most needy students who show academic potential are identified at Cashew and put forward for the financial and social support of this programme. Students are assisted to thrive in their education in public school with additional Saturday School and feeding days at our Mango Tree House and regular social worker visits at home and school. Support continues until the student completes their education at whatever level. From this school year we will be supporting 125 students.

Mango Tree House: a residential children’s home where 25 children who have nowhere safe to live are loved and nurtured in this family environment to enable them to make the most of the educational opportunities afforded to them.


Children sorting rubbish on the dumpsite Manila

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