Door to Door fundraising forms an essential part of VSO’s income and helps bring thousands of supporters to our vision of a world without poverty.
On this page you’ll find information about our fundraisers, the current locations of our campaigns and some answers to questions you may have.
Current location of VSO Door to Door fundraisers
In June 2016 VSO will have door-to-door fundraising representatives working in the following areas:
• London (Residential and business)
• Perth and Kinross
All our Door to Door fundraisers wear VSO branded clothing and carry identity badges. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of our Door to Door fundraisers please call our Supporter Care team during normal office hours on 020 8780 7500 (or between 5pm- 9pm, please call 0800 031 9811) to confirm whether or not the fundraiser is legitimate.
The conduct of our Door to Door fundraisers
We monitor our door to door fundraisers closely to ensure that they meet members of the public with high levels of respect and courtesy. Our fundraisers work within guidelines and regulations set out by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association and the Fundraising Standards Board.
We welcome any comments you have about our fundraisers and take any complaints extremely seriously. If you would like to speak to us about the conduct of our fundraisers or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer care team on 020 8780 7500 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2007, Door to door (D2D) fundraising has helped VSO raise millions of pounds in vital income. Because of the generous gifts from our supporters via direct debit, VSO are able to plan for the future and offer even more support to the world’s poorest countries. To help you understand who are fundraisers are, and how they work for VSO, meet one of our fundraisers – Dan Meredith.
Meet Dan Meredith
Why do charities use door to door fundraising?
I believe charities use door to door fundraisers because it’s a cost effective and more direct way of informing potential supporters about the charity’s cause. With VSO, we help spread the word about the charity’s unique approach, and show how regular gifts make such a difference.
What do you like about VSO?
I like the fact that VSO send people overseas. The trained professionals who share their skills can benefit thousands of people by training local doctors, teachers orengineers in the toughest areas of the world.
VSO work by people sharing knowledge, so it’s great to be a part of that process by sharing my knowledge with the supporters whose generosity allows VSO to send volunteers.
What’s the most interesting/ inspiring encounter you had whilst on VSO?
Meeting people who have worked overseas with VSO. The charity started in 1958, so we get to meet people who volunteered as far back as the 1960s. They have some incredible stories about the people they have helped.
Where do you work?
I work around Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire but there are other VSO fundraisers working hard to spread the word across the UK.