We are currently looking for a digital volunteer to help us with our social media content. The main focus is to increase our Twitter presence and help us gain more followers.
The volunteer role will involve:
- Setting up tweets
- Finding new accounts to follow
- Find and be aware of the latest disability discussions as a way to promote our work
- Supporting our communications officer in posts and content (particularly following the awareness days as outlined in the communications strategy)
You will also be involved with helping our communications officer to build a bank of posts for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
You will need to:
- To have an understanding of the challenges faced by the disabled community and be confident in taking part in discussions around disability.
- Experience using social media, to engage a range of audiences in order to increase our following.
- Experience in copy editing/writing
- Excellent written communication skills in English
If you would like to gain valuable skills and experience working within a small charity enhancing disabled people’s lives, then this is the role for you.
Location: remote or in our office, 2-3 hours per week.
Day Care Volunteer
Do you have joy, patience, commitment, understanding, a fun-loving nature and are happy to have a laugh and a joke? (as requested by the people we support).
You could be a daycare volunteer! Our day facility would not be the fun and caring space it is without the support of our volunteers. Get involved with our daily activities, create lasting friendships and help us in our mission to enhance the lives of physically disabled adults.
Volunteer Sport Buddy
We are looking for a volunteer to help support our service users in their involvement in the sport of Boccia.
The role would involve meeting our members (service users) at Boccia training in Yate on a Tuesday and Thursday to help support this activity. This would be a twice-weekly commitment during the playing seasons, with the possibility of occasional weekends for tournaments or league competitions. Expenses for travel will be reimbursed.
Ideally, we are hoping for a long-term commitment; and we are looking for someone who is friendly, empathetic, and outgoing with a keen interest in the sport.
There will be a risk assessment in place for the role which we will ask the volunteer to sign before they start. There will also be some core online training and some in-person training including safeguarding and manual handling.
Important information for our Volunteers
As a volunteer who regularly has close contact with our service users, we will enquire about your vaccination status. People with underlying health conditions and disabilities are at high risk. As Volunteers in the day facility, you will be in close contact with the people we support and are therefore considered frontline workers. The government has published guidelines for these individuals to be vaccinated in order to protect themselves and those at Paul’s Place.
For those volunteering at one-off fundraising events, the risk is lower and therefore being fully vaccinated is not necessary.
Further information about vaccinations for frontline workers and volunteers can be found here.
For any questions about volunteering at Paul’s Place, please contact Jools Easty, our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com