Memories Brought Home (MBH) is an exciting new project based across Hampshire brought to you by The Wessex Heritage Trust. MBH has been funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be running for 15 months starting in March 2019. The project aims to reach socially isolated and lonely individuals in East and West Hampshire by running group workshops and activities based around the participants local heritage. Initially starting in the four hubs of The New Forest, Romsey, Petersfield and Portchester the project is working with heritage sites and local care organisations to bring local heritage alive, increase wellbeing of the participants and create communities.
We are looking for volunteers to help with our Social Media and Blogging. Both roles would involve working remotely, researching and photographing their local area in conjunction with our sessions and activities. We would require monthly blog submissions via email which the MBH team would upload. You would be contacted by the team, who would instruct you on the information required for social media posts.
Knowledge of social media is welcomed but not essential for the blogging role. We are also looking for volunteers with specific social media/marketing experience who can help us spread our message online and reach local audiences effectively. The ideal candidates would be trustworthy and able to manage their own time and tasks with minimal supervision.
You will be invited to informal, social catch-ups in your area to meet other volunteers working on the project and find out about the latest news and activities. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining or building on skills in local research, writing for blogs or photography who want the flexibility of working around other commitments.
Volunteers will be given full support and offered other volunteering roles if they express an interest or may at times be offered the opportunity to attend community events with the team. This will be communicated as and when events arise.
Times, Dates and location Remote social media and blogging roles are flexible to your own time table and mainly completed via email. Project events are attended throughout the year. At interview you will asked if you would like to be invited to these, and then contacted before the event.
Referencing / DBS Check All volunteers may need to provide references and may require a DBS check to be completed. This is free and you will be supported throughout the process.
Photography, writing, research, remote working, creativity, marketing.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 07/05/2019
End Date: 31/10/2021
This role is flexible and can be done from your home or local library etc. You are able to work around other commitments but will be asked to supply content to a specific date for sharing on our social media and blog.
This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.
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