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Father Hudson's Care, The Young at Heart Project

Supporting older people aged 55+ who may be experiencing social isolation and loneliness to get back out in the community...

Social Media Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

To increase Young at Heart's on-line presence which involves: • Raising awareness in social isolation and loneliness in older people • Promoting our services, funding events, volunteer and job opportunities • Assisting in managing multi-media platform volunteer recruitment campaigns

Raising awareness within general and specific communities about social isolation and loneliness

Be familiar with the work of Father Hudson's Care and The Young at Heart Project

Liaising with the marketing and fundraising team to plan scheduled promotions and campaigns

Actively promote The Young at Heart Project on social media 

Be aware of current and breaking social isolation news items and being able to respond appropriately with guidance

Commit to a minimum involvement of 6 months 

Reliable and trustworthy

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Current or recent experience in using social media, no professional/academic qualification required but must be able to demonstrate good use of Facebook

Confident in handling queries and being mindful of boundaries and The Young at Heart Project's Social Media policy

Able to communicate efficiently with the Marketing and Fundraising team

A flexible and organised approach to work

Ability to write about social isolation and loneliness issues in an informed and sympathetic manner

Being fully aware that in this role your on-line presence also reflects on The Young at Heart Project– we do not expect you to share anything that compromises The Young at Heart Project's integrity eg offensive or discriminatory language or points of view.

A willingness to support The Young at Heart Projects events, taking photographs and creating stories etc

Benefits to self

Learn new skills Valuable experience of volunteering to enhance your CV Giving something back to your community Communication and listening skills Planning & organisational skills Reduce social isolation and loneliness Gain support & advice Gain new friendships Improve mental health and well being

Benefits to others

Reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people Gain support & advice New friendships Learn new skills Improve mental health and well being

Location

Stoke on Trent

Training available

Safeguarding in adults First Aid Social media course Any other training relevant to the role

DBS required?

Yes

Transport details

None needed, mostly working remotely

Contact Name

Bonnie Miles

Contact email address

bonniemiles@fatherhudsons.org.uk

Contact phone number

07467062139
  • ProfessionsIT, Marketing, Media
  • EducationLiteracy, Numeracy
  • Culture & SportEvents, Art & Creativity
  • CommunitiesDisabilities, Faith, LGBT+, Men, Older People, Race & Ethnicity, Women
  • LocationOff Campus
  • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Meet new people, Use my skills

Employability skills

  • Communication Skills: Verbal 0
  • Communications Skills: Non- Verbal 0
  • Research & Planning 0
  • Interpersonal Skills 0
  • Organisation 0
  • Leadership 0