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Volunteer role - Prospect Research Volunteer - Fundraising - Remote to be based in Dorset, West Sussex or Hampshire

Come join our volunteering team to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society. Ranked 2023 Q3 by Best Companies as the 6th best charity to work for in the UK, Medaille Trust is one of the UK’s leading charities in the fight against modern slavery. Our innovative model is based on three principles: Prevent, Protect and Pursue.  We are one of the UK’s largest providers of survivor services, with ten safehouses and six outreach hubs, staffed round the clock by specialist staff, working with more than 600 men, women and dependent children each year.  We work to raise awareness in the UK and to provide preventive work in source countries. Our Pursue work helps survivors to engage with police and within the legal  system to seek justice and to secure convictions against their perpetrators.

We are looking for a Prospect Research Volunteer who can aid with researching grant making trusts and foundations to help the wider Fundraising team in their efforts to generate funding for the charity. Tasks will include:

•Identifying suitable grant giving trusts and foundations against a set of criteria

•Reviewing details of registered trusts and foundations in the UK, identifying and working towards funding deadlines

•Extracting and capturing key information to inform application strategies

•Providing support for the preparation of funding proposals


This role will provide an opportunity to gain essential experience and skills in key aspects of fundraising for a charity who supports and empowers survivors of modern slavery and trafficking. The role is focused on prospect research of grant making organisations.


Our volunteers come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience and motivations. Whatever your reason for deciding to volunteer, we want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and know just how much we value your support.


Volunteers need to:

•Be at least 18 years old

•Have strong research skills with an ability to present information clearly and concisely

•Have your own laptop and use of the internet

•Have the ability to work independently

•Have excellent IT and Microsoft Office skills, knowledge of Word and Excel are essential

•Have the ability to maintain confidentiality

•Have an interest in the Anti-Slavery, Anti-Trafficking and charity sector

•Having fundraising experience is an advantage but not essential 

•Be able to regularly commit on a flexible basic


To apply please complete an application form and email it to volunteering@medaille-trust.org.uk 

Location: Remote to be based in Dorset, West Sussex or Hampshire