From providing assistance during floods to going to the aid of lost and injured walkers on the North York Moors, Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team have been serving our community for over 50 years. We rely entirely on public donations to fund our running costs which include insurance and maintenance for our vehicles and base, training, and the replacement of essential equipment. This amounts to a considerable yearly cost.
However, like many charities, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted our ability to carry out our normal fundraising events during 2020. We are therefore currently looking for well-organised and outgoing individuals with experience of working within project teams in a fundraising, events, or marketing environment to join our Support Group as Community Fundraising Coordinators and help us develop our fundraising offering across the Ryedale area.
The team’s Support Group is a new and — currently — small team but community fundraising is a key part of the rescue team’s long-term fundraising strategy and we have big plans to grow our numbers to have Community Fundraisers in all towns across our operational area — it’s a great time to join us.
This is an unpaid volunteer role; however, you will be provided with specialist training and gain some great skills to boost your CV, including first aid, teamwork, and operations management within the charity sector. What’s more, support members take a full role in all non-operational aspects of the team so you will become a valued part of the Mountain Rescue family.