Marketing & Communications Volunteer

This role aims to assist staff and other volunteers in celebrating and promoting the events and activities carried out by TO through its website, social media, direct mail, etc. The role will also be involved in the promotion of TO's activities to the local press and media where appropriate.

The role will require an in-depth knowledge of how TO works, therefore the role will involve staying in regular touch with staff and volunteers, gathering information and where appropriate attending some of TO's sessions. TO wants to ensure the its participants and beneficiaries are fully involved in the promotion of their groups and activities, therefore the role will involve assisting groups and individuals to be involved where appropriate in marketing and communications activities.

In order to increase the appeal of TO's work the use of photographs and videos will be essential. However, photographs and videos must be taken with consent of the participant / s and TO's staff, and will remain the property of Tyneside Outdoors, who will retain copyright for the images. Volunteers in this role are expected to adhere to all relevant organisation policies such as Health and Safety, Safeguarding, etc.

Tasks:

  • Assist staff and volunteers in capturing, recording and communicating aspects of TO's work to increase awareness of the organisation's work and its needs
  • Assist staff and other volunteers with the organisation of group sessions in such a way to support the taking of photos, video and other promotional content. This may also include helping to pack equipment, organising games and activities
  • Participate in activities where appropriate with group members, and other staff and volunteers, in a way that encourages them to get involved in their own recording of their group's activities and in doing so promote their enjoyment, development and learning
  • Help run stalls & activities at events promoting the work of TO and to record and promote these
  • Take pride in your role as a representative of TO, i.e. No swearing, be polite, answer questions where possible, wear TO T-shirts on activities
  • Be supportive of other staff and volunteers in difficult situations and work as part of a team
  • Report any matters of concern to other staff and volunteers
  • Respect the confidentiality of participants within organisational boundaries.

Skills

  • Volunteers in this role will be reliable and trustworthy individuals able to take responsibility for their own participation and safety, i.e. wearing the right clothing, carrying the right equipment, etc, and where appropriate take responsibility for other people's participation and safety
  • Volunteers will need a good sense of humour, be able to have fun with others and be able to support people of all ages and abilities to take part and have fun
  • Volunteers will also require a good degree of stamina and motivation to keep other people motivated, for example in the rain and cold, during group disagreements, etc
  • Marketing and Communications and photography/video skills and abilities will be a clear bonus to this role, however, TO recognises the role may also be developmental and provide learning opportunities for volunteers interested in these fields as a profession or hobby

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 28/11/2023

End Date: 26/12/2024

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