Volunteer Communications Assistant

Peer Action

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Peer Action does not have an office or premises, so our presence is primarily digital via: our website, Facebook page, Twitter account, email newsletter and email inboxes.  

The communications assistant will work closely with the trustees, planning group and event coordinators to ensure that our channels are timely and accurately updated with our activities, events and messages from partner organisations. They will also help ensure that e-mail inboxes are managed accordingly.

On the long term, the communications assistant will work with the trustees to outline a strategy that will help Peer Action to present itself as an open and supportive community group that makes the best use of the tools and channels available to communicate clearly and consistently with peers and partners.

The Communications Assistant will

a)    Develop and deliver digital communications to engage with our audiences. This includes:

  • updating our website (at least monthly, but also as and when required)
  • monitoring social media on a daily or weekly basis
  • monitoring our email inboxes (every 2-3 days)
  • creating and distributing our email newsletter via MailChimp (monthly)

b)     Produce website and social media content: this includes writing, editing and proof-reading communication materials to ensure that messages are consistent and reflect our values and mission.

c)     Work collaboratively with trustees, planning group and event coordinators to ensure that communication materials are produced timely and consistently

This role can be shared by one or more volunteers who would like to dedicate to specific communication channels. Training will be provided as required.


This role is for you if you are someone who:

  • Has interest in volunteering for a grass roots group and is willing to work collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Is interested in communications and have knowledge (or wish to build knowledge) of different communications channels;
  • Is familiar with and enthusiastic for using digital communications platforms;
  • Has basic knowledge of image and video editing (an advantage but not essential);
  • Has good interpersonal skills and can express clearly (verbally and in writing);
  • Is computer literate and willing to learn different digital tools and platforms;
  • Has good organisational skills and attention to detail.


By volunteering with Peer Action as a Communications Assistant, you will:

a) have the opportunity to develop and strengthen your communications skills by working in collaboration with co-volunteers, partners and our peers;

b) have the opportunity to develop and / or strengthen skills involving the use of tools such as: administering a Facebook page, representing the organisation by email, updating a World Press website and producing a newsletter via MailChimp.

c) be part of a team who is passionate about improving the lives of people living with HIV in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas by creating opportunities for socialisation and companionship whilst improving health and well-being.

Practical Considerations

When do I need to be available?

Details The tasks assigned to a Communications Assistant can be performed at their own pace and at the most suitable time to them.
Morning Afternoon Evening

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  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    Public Liability Insurance
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training