Social Media Content Volunteer             

Time Commitment:               1.5 days per week, there may be a need to attend events in the evenings or at weekends

Responsible to:                     Digital Communication and Information Officer: Faris Dannan        

Location:                               At SRC office and various community locations

Duration:                                At least six months

Scottish Refugee Council’s communications department is responsible for creating content and raising awareness of issues arising around asylum seekers and refugees within the wider community in Scotland, as well as highlighting good initiatives by various community groups in Scotland.

The Communications Department and the Community Development Team are working on a project to highlight the contribution, events and activities of various community groups, including refugee-led groups.

What will I be doing?

Duties will involve:

  • Attending community events and meetings
  • Interviewing event attendees, community group members and leaders
  • Shooting videos and recording audio clips.
  • Writing blogs on the above coupled with relevant images/videos.

 What skills or qualities do I need?

  • Video production knowledge and having your own camera for taking photos and filming short video clips
  • Experience of blog writing or web writing.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • An interest in community events.
  • Ability to work with a range of different people including asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Reliability, punctuality and enthusiasm.

What do I get out of it?

  • The opportunity to create a portfolio of writing work.
  • The chance to see your work live on the website and monitor the views.
  • To attend exciting events and be part of a dynamic team.
  • Meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

There is the potential to continue beyond the initial six months.

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

How to apply

The deadline for all applications is Monday 23 October at 5pm.

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

or post to: Volunteer Development Coordinator, Scottish Refugee Council, House, 6th Floor, 12 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AH

Come to our Volunteering Open Evening!

 17 October Tuesday – 5-6:30pm

Scottish Refugee Council, Portland House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 5AH

Join us to socialise with friendly members of staff and volunteers and receive information about the work of Scottish Refugee Council.

This meeting is open to everyone, regardless of immigration status. Come and ask your questions about volunteering with us, and we will be happy to help you complete an application form. You can also have a look at other volunteer roles and find an application form on our website at http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/support_us/volunteer

Any questions? Email us at volunteering@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk