Events Volunteers (September Event)

Posted by Bi Pride UK

Events Volunteers (September Event)

Home-based

These are voluntary/unpaid roles, however all reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

Voluntary

About the organisation

Bi Pride UK’s mission is to create spaces where people who experience attraction beyond gender can be freely visible and celebrate themse... Read more

Job Description

Ideal time commitment: Role-dependent, but usually around 10-15 hours a month

Location: Roles are usually remote, but being London-based would be an advantage.

About Bi Pride UK:

Bi Pride UK’s mission is to create spaces where people who experience attraction beyond gender can be freely visible and celebrate themselves and their identities. Our flagship Bi Pride event, taking place on 7th September 2019 at Round Chapel in Hackney, aims to raise visibility and awareness of our community and celebrate attraction beyond gender.

About the role

The Events team makes sure that the events Bi Pride UK run are safe and enjoyable for everyone. We have a variety of roles to suit people from all backgrounds. If you don’t see something specific for you – please do drop us a line and we’ll try and find a place for you in our welcoming team.

The operations team is led by our event producers, they ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day, handling logistics, liaising with suppliers and providing support to all the features areas within the event.

Our volunteer roles also involve taking part in our committee meetings (via conference call on the third Monday evening of every month).

Main tasks and activities:

  • Most activities are role specific, but could include: assisting with stalls and merchandising, working with bar/catering teams, assisting with volunteer wellbeing/management, or assisting with stage management duties;

  • Supporting the Production and Events team, and the wider committee, as required;

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong time management, organisational and administrative skills;

  • Meticulous attention to detail;

  • Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Effective team-working skills and ability to motivate others;

  • An understanding of the needs of bi people and communities in the UK and an interest and passion for tackling discrimination against and improving the visibility of people in the UK who experience attraction to more than one gender;

  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of Bi Pride UK;

What you’ll get from volunteering with us:

  • Stronger teamwork experience within a voluntary context;

  • A better understanding of remote teamworking and self-motivation when working remotely;

  • The opportunity to liaise and network with other activists, including those from other organisations in the GRSD (Gender, Romantic and Sexual Diversity) community;

  • A better understanding of the bi community within the UK;

Bi Pride UK is aware of the barriers that can be faced in gaining traditional work experience, particularly for BAME, disabled and trans people. We will give weight to this and encourage people when applying to consider caring responsibilities, including parenthood, volunteering, and other non-paid experiences and responsibilities when making their application.

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