The Basket Brigade Leadership Team Need You

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join our leadership team to make this years event the biggest and most successful Basket Brigade ever run, building on the incredible achievements of previous years.

Please find below the type of activities you can become involved in. The commitment you make is entirely up to you but typically would involve 1-2 hours per week for team members and say 3-4 hours per week for team leaders. Team Leaders are requested to attend a fortnightly online Zoom call and in person team meetings when available. Being part of this team is a unique way to give back to the London community at a special time of year and a great opportunity for personal growth.

Here are some comments from some of our leadership team volunteers from the past:

“Incredibly rewarding experience to make a real difference to the lives of others”

“Being on the leadership team gave me a chance to develop my business and communication skills and meet some amazing people in the process”

“It really allowed me to put into practice everything I committed to at UPW and gave me an opportunity to serve others”

If you would like to know more please complete our Application Form.

 The overall team is run by the Leader, a prominent position for someone who’s really looking for growth and to develop their leadership skills. They will be coached by a team of people from within the Tony Robbins community, including past leaders.

Each Team has two levels of participation, Team Leaders and Team Members. We’re looking to have two team leaders for each team, supported by a number of team members. Team Leaders require someone who’s committed and can attend the fortnightly online meetings. You don’t necessarily have to attended a previous Basket Brigade event.

The roles we are looking for volunteers for are:

Leader
– A truly committed individual who’s looking for significant growth and looking to develop their leadership skills.
– You’ll be guided by previous leaders and coached in each aspect of organising the leadership team and running the event.

Fund Raising
– A Fundraising Team Leader
– A Fundraising Deputy Team Leader
– Help seek, beg, negotiate items for our annual online auction
– Develop and Design innovative way to raise funds for the event
– Oversee the organisation of charity fund raising events, such as a charity auction
– Design ways to increase corporate sponsorship of the event
– Encourage companies to donate and take part in our Corporate Social Responsibliity program
– Vacancies: Team Leader, Deputy Leader & members to help support the team leader.
– Ideal Skill set: Everyone is welcome on the team. Anyone with experience or contacts in fundraising. 

Marketing and Communications
– A Marketing & Communications Team Leader
– A Marketing & Communications Deputy Team Leader
– Join the Marketing team in shouting about Basket Brigade
– Design and develop key marketing messages for volunteers, charities and partners
– Design innovative ideas for raising the profile of Basket Brigade
– Help send out fortnightly emails to our subscribers
– Help post & share on social media
– Vacancies: Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Graphic Designer and members to help support the team leader. 
– Ideal Skill set: Everyone is welcome on the team. Anyone with experience in Marketing, PR & Digital Marketing would be a great addition to the team.

Charities
– A Charities Team Leader
– A Charities Deputy Team Leader
– Join the Charities team in reaching out to charities to find recipients for this years baskets
– Liaise with charity partners to identify those most suitable to be recipients of the baskets
– Oversee all charity communication and partnerships
– Review & cleanse data sent back
– Vacancies: Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and members to help support the team leader. 
– Ideal Skill set: Everyone is welcome on the team. Anyone with experience or contacts in the charities sector would be fantastic.

Technology (Website & Registration Process)
– A Technology Team Leader
– A Technology Deputy Team Leader
– Help update the Basket Brigade Web site
– Assist with the registration process
– Design innovative ways to utilise technology to improve the processes and procedures of Basket Brigade
– Create a process for matching driver data to recipient data
– Vacancies: Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and members to help support the team leader. 
– Ideal Skill set: Everyone is welcome on the team. Anyone with experience in website design / website build or graphic design would be a bonus. Also, if you have an IT background this would also be very useful. A strong background in Excel/Spreadsheets is ideal.

Event Safety Team
– An EST Team Leader
– An EST Deputy Team Leader
– Help marshal the event to ensure the safety of all volunteers
– Guide volunteers to the right place
– Managing of the car park
– Vacancies: Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and members to help support the team leader. 
– Ideal Skill set: Everyone is welcome on the team. Anyone with experience in crowd management, large crowds, security. 

Purchasing
– A Purchasing Team Leader
– A Purchasing Deputy Team Leader
– Help secure items for baskets and/or seek the best possible discounts/good will from external organisations
– Liaising with wholesalers
– Sourcing of luxury items that organisations are willing to donate
– Purchasing of ancillary items needed for the event
– Vacancies: Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and members to help support the team leader.   
– Ideal Skill set: Everyone is welcome on the team. Anyone with experience or contacts in supermarket or retail buying would be a bonus.

Logistics
– A Logistics Team Leader
– A Logistics Deputy Team Leader
– The beating heart of the event, help manage what happens when & where
– Oversee and manage all aspects of logistics including site selection and management, location details, routes, etc
– Sourcing of supporting items such as Walkie Talkies, T-Shirts, AV,
– Vacancies: Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and members to help support the team leader. 
– Ideal Skill set: Everyone is welcome on the team. Anyone with experience or contacts in event management would be a bonus.

Project Manager
– Support the Leader in overseeing the project management of the team.
– Helping keep the organisation of the event on track
– Oversee and coordinate all Basket Brigade activities
– Liaise with all stake holders as required
– Track progress using our project management platform

Crew Manager
– Identify what roles the crew team will have on the event day
– Recruit and setup communications groups for the Crew
– Train crew leaders on their roles in advance of the day so they’re prepared
– Facilitate allocating crew into crew teams
– On the event day, orchestrate the crew teams

This is not an exhaustive list. All roles involve a team of enthusiastic people working together. If you would like to be involved in any way, or have ideas about how we can help those most in need in London through this special event please get in touch. Any member of our team would be happy to speak to you.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Leadership Team

If I Can’t Attend On The 23rd, Can I Still Be Part Of The Leadership Team?
Yes of course. Whilst it would be great for you to be able to attend on the 23rd to see the result of your hard work, it’s not required. This can be a great way to find out more about the event & the team and offer an opportunity to take a more prominent role in the Leadership Team the following year.

If I’m On The Leadership Team, Can I Still Take Part With The Event As a Volunteer On The 23rd?
Yes indeed. Most roles on the Leadership Team complete before the event day and therefore you’ll have the opportunity to take part on the day as either a volunteer or a member of crew.

If I’m On The Leadership Team, Can I Take Part As Crew?
Yes, members of the Leadership Team are given first choice for Crew roles & Crew Team Leader roles because they have more knowledge of the event and we’ve experienced working together.

What If I Become Too Busy At Work or Something Happens That Means I have Less Time?
Everyone on the Leadership Team is part of a team and in teams we all contribute differently as different times. The team work together and contribute where they can. If you suddenly need to take a back seat, other members of the team step up and support that.

If you would like to apply to join one of the amazing teams please complete our Application Form.