Fundraising is critical to the financial sustainability of Surf Life Saving and our door-to-door fundraisers play an important role.
Despite significant advances in technology, techniques and knowledge, people still drown on the coast in unacceptable numbers. Through our fundraisers, and the generosity of the communities we are a part of, we are able to raise much-needed funds for life saving equipment, water safety education and training. If you see us out in your community and can help, we would greatly appreciate your support. We are working hard to achieve our vision of zero preventable deaths in Australian waters.
The Surf Life Saving Foundation maintains the highest of standards around legal and ethical fundraising practices and is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA). We also comply with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Good Governance Principles and Guidance for NFP Organisations.
• Red long sleeve shirt – printed with logo front and back “Official Fundraiser Surf Lifesaving”. Should be presentable and represent us in a positive manner.
• Photo ID Badge. Every door knocker must be wearing and prepared to show their ID badge. This will display their name, photo and expiry date. To cross check details of the ID, you are able to contact SLSF.
• A Surf Life Saving Lanyard.
Will door knock in teams of two however there will be several door knockers in a particular street or area. Their behaviour will generally be cheery, energetic, polite and respectful.
Door knockers use an iPad to capture supporters details, this will be with them at all times. The information our door knockers collect goes directly into an iPad and this ensures data privacy, security and accuracy. The door knockers are unable to access personal information once it has been entered into the iPad. The information collected is:
• Name and address
• Date of Birth
• Phone numbers, email address
• Bank details
• Pledge amount
The merchandise they carry include: Guardians of the Surf Medallions (which they give to our supporters), information sheets, thank you and pitch cards.
If you would like to provide feeback about one of our fundraisers, please contact us directly on 1800 642 925 or email [email protected]