Volunteer

Community Champion Volunteer

An exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic social change charity, working at scale across the UK and internationally.

Job details

Location

Remote

Salary

N/A

Hours of work

3 hours per week

Contract

Temporary

Closing date

19/12/2022

We work with a network of thousands of community partners in the UK (the Online Centres Network), who help people gain the support and skills they need to change their lives and overcome social challenges. Together we create a large-scale platform for social change, working directly with the people who benefit the most.

We are looking for enthusiastic people to keep in touch with those community partners all over the country. We see Community Champions as being crucial to helping us to understand the environment that our partners are working in and the issues that they are facing.

About the role

Community Champions will promote grant opportunities, talk to organisations about training or networking opportunities, and carry out surveys. We want to make sure as many of our partners as possible are aware of the training and resources that are available to them. You will help us  shape our package of support and networking opportunities.

The role is essentially phone and email based.

Where will I be volunteering?

You will be volunteering from home, and can be based anywhere around the country. There will be opportunities to meet other volunteers virtually, and we are hoping that there may be opportunities to meet other volunteers and the Good Things team face to face if you live in Sheffield.

How much time do I need to commit?

We would like you to commit to a minimum of 6 months volunteering for us – though we hope you will stay longer! Usually we would want you to be able to volunteer for a minimum of 3 hours a week but this is very flexible, and you can volunteer any time during our office hours. We also understand that people live busy lives and if you can’t volunteer for us every week, that is not necessarily a problem. 

What experience and skills do I need?

The most important thing for us is that you have the time and commitment to volunteer for us, and the enthusiasm that the role will need. As our Community Champions will be talking to people over the phone and volunteering from home, we are also looking for people who:

  • Are confident speaking on the phone and have great verbal communications skills
  • Are good at organising their own time and working independently
  • Have a good basic knowledge of managing emails and inputting data into spreadsheets as these are the tools that we will be using 

How will I be supported?

We are committed to ensuring that you have the very best volunteering experience with us. You will be fully trained before we ask you to undertake any volunteering and will always have a named member of staff to talk to about any issues that may arise. We will also be holding regular meetings with your Community Champions teammates to make sure that everybody has a chance to ask questions and get feedback on what they are doing.

 You should never be out of pocket when you volunteer for us.

Closing Date: Monday 19th December

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

Here at Good Things Foundation, we work with vulnerable adults and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare at all times, in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All of our volunteers will be expected to comply with the policy and procedures. We will not be able to offer you a volunteering role without the receipt of two satisfactory references.These do not have to be work related.

How to apply

Please complete this short google form to express your interest in becoming a Community Champion  by the closing date of 19th December 2022.

For enquiries about the role, please contact our Volunteer Manager Hilary Nugent by emailing hilary.nugent@goodthingsfoundation.org

About us

Good Things Foundation is the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity. Our mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital. Through our Online Centres Network of hyperlocal partners, we are supporting people and communities to overcome some of the most pressing social challenges they are facing through digital.

Since 2010, we’ve helped over 3.5 million people to improve their lives using digital, driving positive outcomes such as employment, reducing loneliness, supporting basic digital skills, and health and wellbeing.

Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively welcome difference.