Volunteer Marketing Communications Assistant Volunteer Roles in Belfast
The Feminist Shop
The Feminist Shop wants to help fighting the stigma around the word feminism and educate about the importance of gender equality. We know that there is a lot of misinformation and this is a conversation that we all need to be having, from an empowered and informed place.
We want to be the brand that helps people no matter where they are in their journey. We create weekly content, interview other feminist, prepare resources, recommend materials in different topics catered by topic etc. We also sell educative books and ethically produced gifts and apparel that are statement makers and conversation starters.
Someone who is passionate about feminism and has practical knowledge of TikTok. We can discuss the strategy together and how it abides to what will be done, along with the way that it relates to a values based shop.
Volunteer 2-4 hours per week remotely
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Connection Support carries out a wide range of marketing activities internally and externally, overseen by our Marketing Manager. We are looking for volunteers to assist with marketing and communications tasks to help raise our profile and spread the word about what we do. Marketing and Administration Volunteers will also support our team of Volunteer Coordinators with administrative tasks relating to bringing volunteers on board with the organisation.
How You’ll Help
Tasks may include:
· Creating visual and text based content for social media, the Connection Support website and intranet
· Creating content for and updating external websites such as Indeed and Do:It
· Periodically review local media publications to identify relevant content
· Respond to routine queries from volunteer applicants
· Assist with maintaining volunteer records
· Carry out research for volunteer recruitment purposes
· Occasionally assist with mailings to volunteers such as Volunteers Week certificates, Christmas and religious holiday cards
· Ability to communicate confidently in written English
· Ability to use Microsoft packages such as outlook, word, excel and teams
· Ability to work within organisational policies regarding confidentiality and use of data
· Experience with using (or ability to learn) web based graphics software such as canva
· Understanding of social media and ability to use facebook, twitter and linked in for professional purposes
This role is offered on a flexible basis. It is possible to undertake this volunteer role remotely, or volunteers can be based at one of our offices in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Milton Keynes. Volunteers will need to use a Connection Support laptop or PC so applicants will need to be located within reasonable collection distance for equipment. Please state your preference for location during your application.
Time Commitment Required
So that the volunteer can work effectively with our Marketing Manager and Volunteer Coordinators, we ask that applicants are available between 9am and 5pm on at least one day per week.
We will provide training and an induction
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is an international movement that started in the 1970s in the American prison system. AVP Britain (AVPB) is one of multiple independent branches around the globe. Committed to working towards a resilient and non-violent society, we offer programmes for people to learn how to manage conflict in non-violent ways.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us spread the word about the amazing work that we do.
If you are looking to gain communications and marketing experience, or just flex your existing skills, we would love to have you on the team.
We are looking for a vibrant, confident communicator with a passion for social media and blogging to help grow our online presence. This role will give you an opportunity to expand your communication and marketing skills, and all whilst spreading the message of kindness and non-violence.
What you will be doing
- Identifying our potential stakeholders- anyone who might benefit from our workshops and programmes.
- Drafting original and engaging content for our various communication channels
- You’ll manage our Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and other social media accounts through creating visually appealing content and engaging content.
- You’ll come up with innovative ways to engage people in our social media and convert interest in our work to new group sign ups, more workshop attendance, and sales of our training.
The skills you need
- Understanding of social media
- Communications skills and adherence to AVPB values and guidance.
What's in it for you
- Tangible experience of creating content for a meaningful cause
Please note, you need to be based in UK to apply for this role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
NEW VOLUNTEER TEAM NEEDED! A DYNAMIC AND DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY URGENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS. HELP FORGE THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICE
Evolve Counselling is … changing. Over the next year we have an ambitious programme to meet a large and growing demand for professionally-delivered talking therapies. We have plenty of volunteering opportunities for you. Bring your skills and experience to help us, and in return be part of an empowering community - where you can thrive in a rewarding project. Build your CV! Try something new! Put your spare time to use! Revive your career skills! Do life-enriching work helping others! All roles are flexible hours, working remotely with full IT support.
Exciting and absorbing NEW volunteer job roles
Admin Assistant . Secretarial tasks supporting the Trustee Board: Scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and board papers, taking minutes, keeping records, monitoring compliance with legal and contractual rules, etc. Admin support for CEO: Arrange external meetings, attend planning sessions and produce notes and minutes, schedule key business events, and keep diaries up to date. General office administration: Keeping records, directing calls and messages, maintaining files and building the business ‘memory’. We are looking for a highly efficient organiser, someone used to routine and fine detail, with good IT skills.
Finance Controller or Finance Assistant. Finance tasks supporting our growing charity, working with our external Book Keeper, outsourced payroll service, and the Board Treasurer. Tasks include producing monthly reports and stats for the Board, for funders and fundraising bids. Monthly financial reporting including monitoring of income and expenditure, variance analysis and cashflow forecasting, monthly management accounts, and annual financial statements - charity income and expenditure, balance sheet, P&L. Supporting annual budget setting, and assisting when data is required for grant submissions. You will ideally be, or have been, a chartered, AAT, or qualified-by-experience accountant, have Third Sector knowledge, and have an interest and passion for charitable enterprises.
Communications and Media Coordinator or Assistant. We are looking for help to communicate much much better with counselling clients, funders, our own “Counselling Community” of therapists, and the wider voluntary sector across our large area. You’ll be writing news stories, success ‘profiles’, publicising regular and special events, and driving social media and the web - building the brand for Evolve. This job will be great for a pro-active social media “story teller”, looking to build their own profile by ‘owning’ this new area of Evolve’s work. You’ll need to be creative, organised, and literate, with a very self-motivated approach. A background in PR, marketing, social media or news will be great for this role.
Marketing and Fundraising Specialist or Assistant. Help us to grow our client numbers, improve the service, generate a development fund for new innovations, and get our name in front of sponsors, donors, and other charity project funders. In this demanding but hugely rewarding new role you will be in at the beginning - creating campaigns, researching and writing bids, and working with our communications and media volunteer to build and promote compelling fundable projects.
About Evolve Counselling. Evolve Counselling is a long-established charitable social enterprise, providing low cost, affordable or funded mental health counselling to adults in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties. Our counselling community is made up of 50 – 60 qualified self-employed practitioners, working part-time. We deliver talking therapies to adults – online and in person. Our service delivers around 500 counselling sessions per month to a broad range of individuals, many of whom would not otherwise be able to access counselling support. Evolve also provides supervision, reflective practice, critical incident support and mental health awareness and related training to organisations and businesses large and small.
QMC Capoeira is looking for a Volunteer Public Relations Assistant who would love to support an international competition in Brazilian Cultural Festival Project-related work. To start ASAP and finish mid–late November.
QMC Capoeira is a martial arts school based in London that has been running since 2006, has an academy in Canada and the Dominican Republic and is the most awarded Capoeira School in the UK.
The objective of the role is to:
- Write press releases to partners
- Manage social media content for QMC
- Create and advise QMC on its communication strategies.
· Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
· Tactical understanding of all primary social media platforms
· Knowledge and understanding of online and offline marketing tactics
· Ability to commit to volunteering 12 hours a week for 16 weeks (covering from pre-event to post-event period)
- Committed to maximizing results within a short period of time
- Show professionalism at all levels and in all environments
- Be a strong team player.
- Well organized, pro-active, self-starter and able to deliver tasks efficiently.
- Good time-management skills
The administrative assistant will be assisting in general administrative support. They will have a close dialogue with key stakeholders, funders and donors to create relationships to help the organisation move forward.
The requirements for the job is basic office and communicating skills.
The administrative assistant should be keen on learning and developing new skills within the Organisation.
There will be opportunities to develop skills within several different units of the organisation such as; Marketing, Funding, Finance, HR and Legal.
The position will give the volunteer the opportunity to get insight into these different units, and the choice to develop oneself within the one (or several) that becomes of most interest, while at the same time getting versatile, transferable skills that can be applied throughout the organisation.
Contact and communicate with stakeholders - explaining the organisational aims of the organisation and creating relationships and collaboration with other organisations.
Assisting other volunteers in positions such as Marketing, Funding, Finance, HR and Legal.
Microsoft word (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Delivers work of quality in a timely manner
Obtains a professional attitude
Training and Support Available:
Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Development within desired department
The volunteering program with QMC School requires a minimum of 16 weeks of commitment. We are looking for someone who can offer 12 hours a week, Monday - Friday.
Please note that this is a volunteering role.
Family Futures is seeking a dedicated Grants and Corporate Fundraising Volunteer to join our team.
Family Futures is a not for profit, independent adoption and fostering agency and a therapy centre in London, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2022 for the fourth consecutive time. We have a reputation for innovation and providing a gold standard service to children and families. It is an exciting time for Family Futures as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of helping families heal this year and develop our new strategy to drive forward our pioneering work into the future.
Family Futures provides an integrated interdisciplinary, assessment, treatment and family-finding service for children who are traumatised or have attachment difficulties. Our groundbreaking Neuro-physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) model takes a body-based and neuro-sequential approach to healing developmentally traumatised children and supporting their families and network. Our services extend to adoptive, foster, special guardian, and at risk families.
What you will be doing.
This volunteer role is within our Marketing and Communications team, working closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and other roles across Family Futures, to achieve our fundraising targets, objectives and values. Our therapy, adoption and fostering services for children and families depend on our financial resilience.
By volunteering as a Funding and Grants Volunteer you will be helping us develop our fundraising strategy to ensure we have funds for projects which will improve our therapy space and better serve the community through enhanced services.
This is a rewarding opportunity to get involved in the ongoing development of Family Futures and to play an important role in helping generate income and build a pipeline of new funding opportunities to improve the mental health and outcomes of developmentally traumatised children.
Who is right for the role.
We are particularly looking for those who have some or all of the following qualities and experience:
- has a proven track record of successful trusts and foundations fundraising and knowledge of fundraising regulations.
- has effective communication and collaboration skills
- can build effective working relationships with others.
- is willing to keep proactively up to date with the external fundraising environment, identifying trends and opportunities.
- can understand the financial set up, budgets challenges and opportunities.
Please request an application pack to view full list of experience and skills desired for this role.
- Ideally committing to at least a year to provide consistency to the role and establish key relationships with funders and the local community.
- Commitment to being involved in a grant application/project from start to finish preferred.
What you will get out of it.
You'll get the opportunity to:
- spend time with like-minded people and make new friends.
- develop skills in fundraising, networking, and business engagement.
- raise money to help us improve the mental health and outcomes of developmentally traumatised children.
Family Futures will provide.
- Full induction to Family Futures and the role.
- Monthly supervision and support.
- Out of pocket expenses agreed in advance.
- Reference at the end of the volunteer placement.
We believe that embracing different perspectives enriches our agency’s culture and strengthens our ability to serve the children and families we work with. Therefore, we welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of lived experience and are actively recruiting people from the global majority, i.e. Black, Asian, dual heritage and minority ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented at our organisation.
Family Futures is a highly nurturing environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. We encourage applications from suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Family Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The organisation follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The administrative assistant will be assisting in general administrative support. They will have a close dialogue with key stakeholders, funders and donors to create relationships to help the organisation move forward. The requirements for the job is basic office -and communicating skills. The administrative assistant should be keen on learning and developing new skills within an office-based workplace. There will be opportunities to develop skills within several different units of the organisation such as; Marketing, Funding, Finance, HR and Legal. The position will give the volunteer the opportunity to get insight into these different units, and the choice to develop oneself within the one(or several) that becomes of most interest, while at the same time getting versatile, transferable skills that can be applied throughout the organisation.
Contact and communication with stakeholders - explaining the organisational aims of the organisation and creating relationships and collaboration with other organisations.
Office based work - assisting other volunteers in positions such as Marketing, Funding, Finance, HR and Legal. In addition the Admin Assistant will carry out other office based tasks.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, and our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Cats are at the centre of everything we do, and our objectives are homing, neutering, and educating people about cats and their care.
We help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, employees and supporters.
A bit about this role
Our social media volunteers use their passion and knowledge of social media to promote the activities of local volunteer groups and teams though various channels. They directly help cats by raising awareness of Cats Protection. A higher profile can help us raise the funds we need for our work, ensure people know they can adopt a cat from us, help promote neutering and help as many people as possible learn more about feline welfare.
What can you expect to be doing?
- Promoting the work of Cats Protection through various social media channels, for example, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- Gathering information from across the organisation and locally within your team or volunteer group
- Writing and creating social media content, ensuring it complies with policies and guidelines
- Scheduling and posting social media content
- Monitoring activity and responding to comments on social media channels
- Promoting and sharing fundraising activities
What are the benefits to you and the cats?
You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge, and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by raising the profile of Cats Protection through social media. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.
We’re looking for someone with
- A passion for social media and experience of using social media channels regularly
- Knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of using social media
- Good IT skills
- Excellent writing skills, including good grammar and spelling
- Good communication skills
- Willingness to be part of a team
- Willingness to learn a new skill
Our social media volunteers can expect to spend between one to three hours per week in this role. This role is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.
Support, guidance and keeping you safe
At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. We provide support and guidance from our National Cat Centre and through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We offer engaging online and face-to-face training, expenses and have policies and processes to help volunteers get the most out of their time with us.
The wellbeing of our people is important and at Cats Protection we are committed to safeguarding children, adults at risk and all those that we come into contact with as part of our activities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Choice International is a non-profit organisation promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK and overseas. It researches, develops and implements development projects for disabled people and other disadvantaged people in the UK and overseas.
We are seeking a Fundraising Volunteer to support with writing funding proposals, completing funding applications to trusts and foundations as well as contacting corporates for sponsorship for events and one-off projects. You will work form our office based in East London to support with raising funds for our events and organisation in the long term.
Your Key responsibilities will include:
- Assisting with researching and approaching corporate entities, national and international, for event sponsorships, partnerships, Charity of the Year partnerships, and donations from corporate foundations
- Assisting with writing and delivering compelling presentations and proposals for funding to trusts, foundations and other institutes
- Writing emails and speaking with potential partners over the phone about the work of Choice with the aim of securing funds for the organisation.
You will have the following skills and experience:
- A good level of written and oral communication
- Experience of writing funding proposals and working in fundraising would be an advantage
- Knowledge of corporate fundraising techniques including Charity of the Year, sponsorship, donations, marketing would be an advantage
- An ability to present and engage potential partners/sponsors in a compelling way
We are seeking a motivated and talented volunteer to support us in this role.
Working in a small team, you will be supporting Choice Directors, and will have responsibility for corporate, major donor and other fundraising. You will get involved with some of the largest grant funders in the UK, including the Big Lottery, Comic Relief, London Council and others.
The ideal candidate must have good written communication skills, with experience of writing funding proposals, as well as being motivated to develop a career in fundraising for a good cause.
Further, you should be able to work under your own initiative. We provide a wide array of training, development and guidance for our volunteers. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to support development projects to improve the quality of life of marginalised people.If you are passionate about equality, diversity and international development and keen to gain valuable, hands-on experience, then we would like to hear from you.Please note that this is a voluntary, unpaid position, with a possibility of contributing to the cost of travel from your home to our office.
Please note due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, hence only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Volunteer Researcher/Resource Investigator
About Belmont Abbey
Belmont Abbey General Trust CIO (Charity 1190035) supports a community of Benedictine monks in their work and life under the Rule of St Benedict.
Belmont Abbey in Herefordshire designed by Edwin Pugin (1834-1875) son of Augustus Pugin and featuring fine stained glass from the studios of John Hardman, belongs to the congregation of English Benedictine monks who are custodians of this beautiful Abbey.
The Abbey is now home to fifteen monks and supports the livelihood of another 8 living elsewhere. Most monks living at Belmont are ordained as priests and are involved in pastoral work at the Abbey and in eight other parishes in England and Wales. Together they are responsible for around 8,000 parishioners and their families.
Belmont also supports a monastery it started in Peru in the 1980’s which is now home to ten monks.
Belmont provides modern office accommodation to the NHS and is also home to 19 formerly homeless local people, housed in what was the Abbey guesthouse. This initiative began at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, a response to the urgent need to provide a place of safety for those who were most at risk.
The Abbey is a friendly place reaching out to those in need and offering tranquillity, reflection and companionship.
As a home-based volunteer researcher/resource investigator you will be a key member of the Belmont Abbey Development and Community Outreach Project Team. You will support the Project Development Director and other colleagues by researching:
- Grant and other fundraising opportunities
- Evidence of need (using government data, academic articles, and reports, third sector feedback and analysis and news media coverage etc)
- Communication channels (including innovative back channels and networks)
- Services and resources that will benefit clients, members of the local community and our charitable delivery partners
This role could be for you if you
- Have high personal standards and a commitment to producing quality work
- Are a highly motivated self-starter who can efficiently research, record and report information accurately and clearly
- Want to use and further develop research, influencing and fundraising skills
- Understand the importance of sustainability (financial and environmental)
- Are willing to support people in need of all faiths and none
- Want to join an enthusiastic team working on a high profile and unusual development and community outreach project
- Are considering a career in research, marketing, PR, event, and project management and or business development
- Recognise the importance of confidentiality and can uphold this in practice.
Benefits of this role include
- You will have several opportunities to change lives and make good things happen quickly
- Gaining new skills and/or enhancing your CV
- Joining a friendly, high performing team
- Making new friends
- Feeling valued and regularly receiving praise for your contribution to our important work
- Boosting your confidence and self-esteem by supporting others
- A flexible homeworking role with a minimum requirement of 4 hours per week at a time convenient to you
Please submit a CV and a letter of introduction
Humanist Climate Action (HCA) is a volunteer-led network of Humanists UK members and supporters committed to redefining lifestyles and campaigning for policies that promote low-carbon, ethical, and sustainable living in the light of the degeneration of the Earth’s climate and biodiversity. We aim to bring humanists together to facilitate individual and collective action on these issues.
Humanists are guided by reason and science and recognise a moral duty towards the welfare of our fellow beings and the natural world. Humanists seek to engage in dialogue and debate rationally, intelligently, and with evidence, and promote the belief that humans are part of a wider natural world that must be treated sustainably for the sake of current and future generations.
You can read more about Humanist Climate Action on our website.
Social Media Lead key tasks and activities
- Promote Humanist Climate Action across all our social media platforms
- Promote the campaigns and stories relevant to Humanist Climate Action
- Set and manage the tone and content of our social media
- Liaise with the Humanist Climate Action Steering Committee on regular postings to social media
- Other tasks as appropriate to the role
Please read more about the role in the application pack.
If you would like to join the Committee, please email us outlining in no more than 500 words why you think you’re the best person for the role. Please use the subject ‘HCA Steering Committee (Social Media Lead)’ and send to volunteer[at]humanists[dot]uk.
If you have any questions about the post, please feel free to contact me, the Humanist Climate Action Coordinator, by email on lori[dot]Marriott[at]humanists[dot]uk – I will be very happy to talk more about the role with you.