Applications open for student telephone fundraising team!


We are currently recruiting for student callers to work on our Spring 2023 Telephone Fundraising campaign. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly team in which you can build your skills, make a difference, and gain fundraising experience. Applications can be submitted through our online form.

If you’re an enthusiastic, reliable, team player who is comfortable speaking over the phone then we’d love to hear from you!

As a telephone fundraiser you will call Bristol graduates to discuss what’s new at the University, what they’ve been up to since leaving Bristol, answer any questions they may have, and ask for a charitable donation. It’s an important and rewarding job. In 2021/22 our team of student callers raised more than £160,000 for Student Scholarships. Click here to read more about the amazing things you’ll be helping to support through telephone fundraising.

Working hours and pay 

We are proud to be a Living Wage accredited employer, and you will be paid £11.21 per hour plus 12.07% holiday pay. All students are paid in arrears for the previous month’s work on the 26th of each month, or on the previous working day if this falls on a weekend or bank holiday.

The Spring Telephone Fundraising campaign will run from Saturday 4 February to Sunday 26 February 2023. We ask our callers to work for the full duration of the campaign, completing an average of 12 hours each week.

To take part you must attend compulsory in-person training sessions from 9am – 4pm on Saturday 4 February and Sunday 5 February.

You will be assigned to one of the below working patterns:

  • Rota A – Mondays and Wednesdays (5.45pm – 9pm), Saturdays (9.45 – 5pm, includes one hour break).
  • Rota B – Tuesdays and Fridays (5.45pm – 9pm) Sundays (1.45pm – 8pm, includes one hour break).

Please note that all calling for this campaign will take place remotely, but training will take place in person on campus.

Why become a telephone fundraiser? 

As a telephone fundraiser you’ll be able to:

  • Help raise funds which will support students to come to Bristol who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to;
  • Gain experience in verbal communication and relationship building;
  • Work flexible shifts from home;
  • Speak to Bristol alumni from a range of backgrounds, many of whom will share their fascinating stories and provide careers advice;
  • Use your experience to count towards your Bristol PLUS Award.

How to apply 

Applications can be submitted through our online form.

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 16 Jan. Interviews will be held on Jan 17-19 and we will let you know if you have been selected to interview on Monday 16 January. If you are successful, you will also need to attend two paid training sessions. These will be taking place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February, both from 9am to 4pm.

Please note that being a telephone fundraiser requires fluent English. If you are looking for employment to improve your English language skills, please contact the Careers Service who may be able to offer suitable alternatives.

If you have any questions about telephone fundraising or the application process, please email



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