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Social Media and Communications Volunteer (1 day/week)

Hope Family Trust

As a food bank we are part of a growing movement that is taking action to create a fair and compassionate society and deliver our vision for a UK without the need for food banks. Through our social media platforms, we are aiming to gain support for our activity as a food bank and raise awareness in our local community of the drivers pushing people into poverty in order to inspire local people to take action.

Volunteering is a fantastic way for you to be involved in your local community and our volunteers are at the heart of all that we do as a food bank. The role of volunteers dedicating their time and skills will continue to be critical as we work to fulfil our vision of seeing the UK without the need for food banks.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Help oversee and drive our activities forward and enable us to elevate the voice of food bank staff, volunteers and those with first-hand experience of hardship through our social media platforms. 

Benefits to volunteer 

  • The role can be done from home, however you will be required to spend some time in the food bank to understand how the food bank operates and to engage with other volunteers and our staff.
  • We can offer a taster session for you to meet other volunteers and find out more about the role and the food bank.
  • You will have another volunteer buddy with you during your first few weeks.
  • We will offer you training. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, qualifications and experience 

  • This role requires a minimum commitment of 12 months and a willingness to attend relevant social media and messaging training as part of your induction and ongoing support and development. Training for this role will vary depending on your experience.

Whatever your background we want to make sure you are supported, empowered and enjoy your time volunteering with us. We know that having volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds, and with varying experiences, can help to make what we do as effective as possible. As such, we welcome all applicants regardless of age, religion or beliefs, disability, ethnic background, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We also encourage those with lived experiences of poverty to apply.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

This will depend on the availability of the volunteer and at the discretion of the Barking Ford Bank Operations Manager. Time commitment: 4 to 7 hours weekly When: Hours are flexible over the week

Where does this role take place?

Hope Family Trust/ Barking Food Bank
Beaver Centre
Unit 1, Selinas Lane

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Register your interest

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  • Online Application
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  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
  • Access to telephone/online support
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Handbook available
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Volunteer will have regular one to one supervision meetings
  • Written role description
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  • Accessible parking available
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Conflict Resolution policy/procedure for volunteers
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  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    Minimum of one year
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    Suppervision and support
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    This will be made available based on where the prospective volunteer is travelling from.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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