Get Involved Group - Social Media Volunteer
Our Get Involved Group is a vibrant and energetic group which supports disabled people to share their experiences with decision makers. If you would like to get involved with them, have a look at the opportunities available.
About us: Possability People is a charity committed to helping you make more things possible for you in your life, no matter what your situation. We work with disabled people, older people, younger people or anyone with an impairment or long term health condition.
Whether it’s helping you find help at home, or giving you moral support or advice, we have knowledge and expertise to advise you on what’s possible.
We believe in a society where anything is possible, regardless of ability.
What we need
The Get Involved Group works towards equality by inspiring disabled people to identify barriers and define solutions.
Giving disabled people in Brighton and Hove a voice, when services are planned and changed. We engage our members through meetings every 6 weeks, consultations, mail-outs and a monthly round-up. Disabled people their friends and carers in Brighton and Hove. The council and CCG through better engagement with disabled people.
The Get Involved Group is looking for a new volunteer to help us extend our social media engagement across the city and beyond.
Things you can do:
Our team of volunteers have the opportunity to play an active role in any of the following:
- Helping the Get Involved Group increase their social media presence through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Glade, etc. to extend our voice to a wider audience and help promote our activities further afield.
- Supporting other volunteers and team members to actively use social media to promote activity within the project.
- Supporting the administrative tasks running the project.
- Identify groups and channels through which to promote our work • Identifying members preferred contact methods
- Researching new contacts
- Taking minutes, typing them up and sending them out
- Website: uploads, news-feed section, developing a blog.
- maintaining and developing our digital services
- identifying outreach opportunities, new audiences and channels to reach these
- maintaining contact, follow-up and service reviews with our service participants and partners, where relevant through our communication channels
- promoting our services/projects and activities across a range of offline and online communication channels
- identifying gaps in services/activities and solutions
- supporting groups or individuals during training, whilst on courses, or in peer sessions
- maintaining our contact databases
- ongoing administration and record keeping required to support our work
What support and training is there for you?
Each Volunteer will have a full induction with the Compliance & Services Lead in order to familiarise themselves with the overall working practices of the organisation. Volunteers will have 1:1s every three months with their assignment lead. There will also be team meetings and opportunities to join our social get-together throughout the year.
These are some skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for. However, if you don’t have these don’t worry as we can offer training and development within these areas.
- Experience in developing communications/campaigns across channels and platforms
- Experience of working with groups and one-to-one
- Event management and planning
- Qualitative and quantitative research
- Use of research tools across a range of platforms.
- An opportunity to offer your skills and experience.
- The chance to build confidence, self-esteem and make a difference.
- Access a range of free courses, including confidence building, computer courses, disability equality, customer services and more.
- To work alongside other people to do things which you wouldn't or couldn’t do alone e.g. challenging discrimination, reviewing services, delivering training.
- Join in debates and discussions about what needs to change for disabled and older people in Brighton & Hove.
- To help yourself and other disabled and older people be fully included in the local community, at work, at home, socially and in the wider world.
- Join a team committed to better, more equal and inclusive public services. • Meet new people. • Learn new skills, develop your C.V. and gain work references.
- Have fun!
When do I need to be available?
Where does this role take place?
- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- Health and Social Care
- Mental Health
- No specific interest
- Administration and Office
- Advice and Information
- Computers, IT and Websites
- Local Events
- Marketing and Media
- Supporting Charities
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer