Role:                                       Community Development Information and Newsletter Volunteer

Time Commitment:               At least 2 half days per week (Monday to Friday)

Responsible to:                     Community Development Team        

Location:                                17 Renfield Street 

Duration:                                At least six months                

The Community Development Team works with the wider community assisting local asylum seeker and refugee community groups to identify and tackle issues and to support partners to develop appropriate networks, services and support.

As a volunteer with us, you will play a key role in organising, compiling and disseminating our e-Newsletter that is received by refugee community representatives and other organisations who work with refugees. You will use your communication and listening skills to liaise with different refugee community organisations and stakeholders.

What will I be doing?

Duties include: 

  • Compiling, writing and emailing our Communities e-Newsletter
  • Supporting the team to develop and maintain contact lists and information on resources useful to community organisations.
  • Liaising with service providers who advertise in the Newsletter and exploring access to community venues for refugee-led community groups
  • Contacting refugee community representatives to encourage and support them to access workshops
  • Designing promotional materials for the skills workshops that are accessible and appropriate for refugee-led community representatives

What skills or qualities do I need?

  • Effective communication and listening skills; ability to write concise copy.  
  • Good IT skills
  • Experience in managing e-newsletter software desired
  • Design skills desirable
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Reliability, empathy and trustworthiness.
  • An understanding of Equal Opportunities and the importance of confidentiality 

What do I get out of it?

  • Meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and work with a number of external partners.
  • Develop information management skills
  • Develop knowledge about community development work with asylum seekers and refugees
  • Develop knowledge of community issues and methods of working
  • Ongoing training and development 

To protect all our volunteers and service users this role is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

How to apply

Deadline for applications:       Monday 3rd September 2018

Please complete an application form and send it by email to: volunteering@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

Or post to:

Volunteer Development Coordinator

Scottish Refugee Council,

Portland House, 6th Floor

12 Renfield Street

Glasgow G2 5AH