Gift Fundraising is all about fun, funky, fresh new people who are individual and enthusiastic, raising money for some amazing causes. Musical and artisitc people are perfect as you know how to reach people with your talents. Although if you're not artistic, not to worry.
This is an amazing opportunity for you to grow and gain more confidence, as you will be facing every type of person out on the beat, that is the street.
We work with some of the most fantastic charities in the UK. We're out there inspiring people, getting them to join in and help fund some of the best causes our world faces.
And if you're bored of sitting around in the same old place day in, day out, we get to travel around Northern Ireland in the beautiful weather.
Great opportunities! Work hard, be self motivated and totally focused and you could find yourself moving up and up, as we thrive for drive in people. Its a great way of getting yourself into the, much desired, charity sector.
Mon/Fri or Tues/Sat. 10am-6pm £7.50-11.00p/h
If you are interested then you can check us out and apply via www.giftjobs.com
Gift Fundraising is all about taking advantage of desperate, unemployed students who think that standing around the city centre in the rain getting ignored at best and threatened with violence at worst is preferable to getting a real part time job or dealing drugs to make ends meet. Musical and artisitc people are perfect as you are probably lazy enough to think that working for us would be a piece of piss, plus you’re used to forcing your ‘talent’ down the throats of people who more often than not couldn’t give a rats ass and still be convinced of your own genius. Although if you're not artistic, not to worry, all we need from you is an inane grin and a resilience to being told to f**k off every 10 seconds.
This is an amazing opportunity for you find out exactly what it feels like to be a street beggar as you will be facing every type of person out on the beat, (that is the street daddy-o), who will studiously ignore you, cross the road to avoid you and possibly even spit on you for kicks.
We work with some of the most fantastic charities in the UK who have MDs that get more money in a week than you can ever hope to earn in a year, all thanks to suckers like you! We're out there enraging people, alienating them and making their day out that little bit more miserable.
And if you're bored of sitting around in the same old place day in, day out, we get to go to shopping meccas like Lisburn and Omagh in the pissing rain, snow and wind.
Great opportunities! Work hard, be self motivated and totally focused for more than an hour and you could find yourself being headhunted by organizations such as the Big Issue, The Belfast Telegraph and The Socialist Worker. Its a great way of getting yourself into the, much desired, charity sector.
Seriously, it is much desired, I’m serious! Why are you laughing?
If it wasn't for the fact that every single person on the street would hate me, I'd love to sign up - what wonderful pay! Despite the widespread dislike for it, it obviously must work somehow to justify the high pay rates - surely a lot for a charity to be paying out. In saying that, I worked for a charity before (in another position) and it was the highest paid job I've ever had. Always found that quite strange.
My guess is that after many discussions with local heads of charities the old Chuggers, while useful and profitable early on, are nearing the end of their life span... Not a career choice long term me thinks...
[quote:ca2b1a652d]Gift Fundraising is all about fun, funky, fresh new people [/quote:ca2b1a652d]
the fact that they actively SEEK OUT the kind of utter bástards that "dance" their way up to you, then act wacky (admittedly usually with an english accent in my experience - but thats not for here :-D ) fills me with fear and loathing
[quote:ce1b723d59="flackmeister"]My guess is that after many discussions with local heads of charities the old Chuggers, while useful and profitable early on, are nearing the end of their life span... Not a career choice long term me thinks...[/quote:ce1b723d59]
While this is the general consensus amongst charity workers (that chuggers were useful for about 2 years at the turn of the century, their presence is more likely to put people off a charity than anything else), a local (major) charity has plans to start using chuggers again much to the annoyance of the charity's staff.
Seriously, don't even get me started on these people. I despise them with all of my heart and much of my soul.
No longer can i walk through major towns and cities without getting dizzy from the amount of road-crossing, path-switching and street-swerving that these bastards make me do.
Then they eventually catch you on a blind corner and proceed to make you feel like scum for not having "just 2 minutes" to put up with some well-rehearsed spiel and divulge all of your financial information so that their bosses can dip into your measly bank account while paying these tossers something like £8 an hour. Which, considering their rat-like proportions on our streets, is a huge amount in wages that could easily subsidise the charities in question.
Ok, so the fund-raising companies are acting on behalf of the charities but something stinks of fish when they can pay so much and when the whole thing has spiralled to a completely unacceptable level with so many similar companies seeing an opportunity to join in this evil pursuit of doom.
I have no opposition to fund-raising or charity in general. This method of preying on those with an inability to say "no", like myself, is just incredibly cynical and a major source of discomfort and despair.
Lord help you if you look a little bit quirky yourself. They're all over you like a crusty beard on Gerry Glennon (RIP)