Voluntary, Flexible
Job description

We are looking for 1-3 Researchers with previous research experience to join us at the Sunshine Charity to help us bring some 'Sunshine' into people’s lives through research that will help us shape our services and charity and also prove the need for our existence.

The Sunshine Charity is the only dedicated loneliness charity in the UK providing direct services to those in need. Our mission is to bring 'Sunshine' in people’s lives, through activities, programmes, events and services that aim to connect people online and face to face.

The Sunshine Charity was born out of love, and a passion to make change based on the lived experiences of the Founder's sister, who has been living with Cerebral Palsy all of her life; the loneliness and social isolation that both the physical and mental disability has caused her, the lack of friendship and the inability to do things for herself, as well as the lack of compassion and care within the health and social care system to understand her needs and to take action or to even make her feel like a human, has led to her feeling in total darkness, suicidal and wishing to end her life.

We have some real exciting times ahead as our very small but ambitious charity expands and grows. We need committed and dedicated volunteers to come on our journey with us and help us bring sunshine into people’s lives, being by the side of all those who need our support and care.

We’re looking for someone to take on a brand-new voluntary role at Sunshine as our Researcher, who will lead on gathering evidence from both current research and also through developing our own research that will help us prove the need for our charity, help us seek funding to create services and resources, help us create and design services based on the needs of those facing loneliness and social isolation and also help us to highlight and promote the charity.

This includes online research, pulling together data and putting them into documents and a research report, but also designing surveys/questionnaires, focus groups and much more to really ensure we have a solid foundation to help us progress and deliver services that are much needed.

We need someone to take up the challenge of this multifaceted role, offering great flexibility to fit around your time, including daytime, evenings, and weekends. We need someone who has experience of research, ideally within loneliness and social isolation but not essential.


Why not volunteer and help us create an amazing community of passionate, dedicated and committed people to help end loneliness and give people some compassion and sunshine back in their lives. Help us make a difference and change a life.


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Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closed date: 04 December 2021
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management