Filmmaker shares skills with the Voluntary Sector!

29 April 2016

A range Community groups from across Hampshire attended a workshop today on Simple Film Making Techniques. The session was organised by Community First as part of The Employee Volunteering Skill Share Scheme and was an opportunity for community groups to benefit from the expert skills of a filmmaker who has many years experience working for the BBC. Janet Duggan from Community First says “Jill volunteered her time and expertise to share the key message of how to produce a short film to raise the profile of the groups. The Skill Share Scheme is essentially about thebusiness community working and upskilling the voluntary sector “.


In an age of multi-media it is essential that charities have the knowledge of how best to promote their services especially in times of financial hardship. Jill Sainsbury from Switched-On Multimedia who delivered the workshop says “Video is such a powerful tool and is proving invaluable to all sorts of organisations including charities. It’s good to know that by passing on some of my film-making knowledge, I can help support and promote the wonderful work done by the voluntary sector”.


One of the participants was Mina Pun from Citizens Advice Rushmoor who says “my role is to help victims of domestic abuse in the Nepalese community and professionals working with them, to overcome language, culture and literacy barriers. The workshop has enabled me to produce short films with the right key messages to raise awareness about domestic abuse in our culture”.


The workshop was attended by the following organisations: Havant Borough Talking News, Portchester Community Association, Healthwatch Hampshire, Meon Valley Archaeology & Heritage Group, Hey Big Spender, CAB Rushmoor, Community First and RASAC.


If you have skills and expertise you can share with the voluntary sector contact Janet Duggan: or telephone 0300 500 8085 ext 9722.



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