Volunteer Social Media Specialist

YMCA DownsLink Group

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YMCA Right Here is looking for a Volunteer Social Media Specialist aged 26+ to join the team!

YMCA Right Here is an Award-winning, youth-led health and wellbeing project for young people aged 11-25. The project runs campaigns, studies, an online directory, works in schools and colleges as well as creating informative social media content for our young followers. 

We are looking for a social media expert to offer 3 hours per week to support a small group of young people via a weekly 1 hour zoom meeting, to create content for Instagram and Facebook. 

You will be responsible for hosting a weekly 1 hour meeting with a small number of young volunteers aged 16-25, discussing themes and topics of interest based around health and wellbeing, and steering the young people towards social media planning and content creation, which you may be able to support them with. 

Skills

You will need to be an adult over the age of 26, with demonstrable knowledge of social media, Instagram and Facebook specifically. An interest and understanding of health and wellbeing is essential as well as an interest in youth work and youth involvement. Training will be offered to the volunteer around this aspect of the role.

Benefits

Volunteering for YMCA DLG is a great way to gain experience, learn new skills and make some new friends. Volunteers play an integral role in delivering our projects across Sussex and Surrey in a variety of ways.

Practical Considerations

This is a new volunteering role and there is flexibility in the way that we run and manage our social media, however, we will need to adhere to the policies and procedures of YMCA DLG throughout.

In order to reduce the levels of change young people will experience, we are hoping for this volunteer to be able to reasonably offer a year volunteering in this role.

When do I need to be available?

Details 3 hours per week to support a small group of young people via a weekly 1 hour zoom meeting, to create content for Instagram and Facebook. Times of the week can be discussed at interview
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  • Details
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
  • Induction
    There will be a throughout induction and training with your designated co-ordinator
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    We are fully insured
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Aged 26+
  • Support on Offer
    You will have thorough support from your designated co-ordinator
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
    This is a new volunteering role and there is flexibility in the way that we run and manage our social media
  • Training
    Volunteers will be offered a thorough induction, as well as training and support throughout their time with YMCA DLG. There will also be additional opportunities to get involved with wider YMCA DLG activities and build experience with the wider organisation.