Marketing and Communications Volunteer

The role 

The aim of the Marketing and Communications Volunteer role is to positively represent the organisation and help spread the word of our work to help vulnerable people access support. Experience of having housing repairs, adaptations or moving is desirable but not essential to become a part of our volunteering team. We especially welcome applications from people aged over 50 and from black or minority ethnic (BME) communities for this role.

What will you be doing and how often?

Be a ‘friendly face’

  • Help to run information stands at local events to raise awareness of We Care Home Improvements
  • This involves sharing information about the services we offer and providing information on accessing support and advice about a variety of housing relate issues
  • Events vary in length and the opportunity to attend occurs regularly. Volunteers are welcome to attend part or all of the event. Lists of event dates are sent out monthly for volunteers to sign up
  • The locations of the events vary as we provide them across Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

Be a ‘presenter and advocate’

  • Present talks to local groups with the aim helping people to plan for the future and raising awareness of We Care Home Improvements
  • This involves discussing the services we offer, highlighting practical considerations surrounding making the home safer, explaining how to access advice and support when thinking about moving and sharing your experiences of having work carried out in your home and or moving (talks generally last 10 – 40 minutes)
  • The opportunity to present occurs regularly and lists of talk dates are sent out monthly for volunteers to sign up to
  • The locations of the talks vary as we provide them across Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

Write an e-newsletter

  • Work with We Care Home Improvements colleagues to gather interesting news and updates
  • Design and write the newsletter
  • Liaise with ICT Supervisor to access our mail-chimp account.

Personal qualities

  • A passion for supporting vulnerable people
  • Have a warm, empathetic and non-judgemental communication style
  • Be patient and reliable
  • Ability to listen well
  • Be a keen public speaker and have confidence to interact with members of the public
  • The ability to accurately and concisely document information
  • Preferably have access to a car or a willingness to travel on public transport.

Skills relating to writing our e-newsletter 

  • Good level of written English
  • Good IT skills
  • Flare for presenting information in an exciting, creative and accessible format.

Other information

DBS check: Due to the nature of the role you will need to have completed an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before commencing in the role.

How to apply

Please download this application form, complete and send to volunteersmailbox@wecr.org.uk