Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

Posted by
Tŷ Hafan
Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
Published 4 months ago

This is an exciting opportunity to develop the brand and maximise the social media presence of our Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan project.

Place of volunteering

At home / Head Office in Sully

General time commitment per week 

6 hours per week minimum

Age limit

17+ if working from home, 18+ if attending the office (for insurance reasons)

About Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan

Situated on our beautiful hospice grounds on the Welsh coast, Tŷ Hafan offers a unique way for the community to get involved and help us provide comfort, care and support to children and their families across Wales.

In our crafty workshop, our volunteers find a welcoming space to create and upcycle preloved donations into quirky furnishings and fashion accessories for us to raise funds in a fun way! Handcrafted gives everyone the opportunity to take part in fun, creative activities such as sewing, painting and embellishing whilst supporting our families and enjoying a relaxing break.

Why do we need your help?

Our Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan is a brand in itself, and we have been given the go-ahead to start up our own Instagram page to increase engagement and brand reputation, in the hopes of encouraging more people to buy handcrafted products produced by our amazingly talented volunteers and project lead. This in turn means an increase in funding for the children and families we support at the hospice.

What will you be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity to help us to maximise engagement, promote our products and raise awareness of Tŷ Hafan's campaigns. As a Social Media Marketing Volunteer, you will be involved in:

  • Researching and creating creative content for our Instagram channel
  • Advertising the products we have for sale 
  • Assisting in the establishment and maintenance of our Instagram page
  • Thinking of innovative ways to drive engagement to our Handcrafted project
  • Photography (not essential)
  • Keeping up to date with current trends

What are we looking for?

What skills/experience are we looking for?

Ideally you will have good experience in Social Media Marketing, particularly the use of Instagram. You will also have sound knowledge of brand management, good written communication skills with good attention to detail and the ability to think creatively. Photography experience is desirable but not essential.

What difference will you make?

Our Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan project is something we really need help developing, especially when it comes to our social media and external presence. It is one of our income streams for raising much needed funds to support children in Wales with life-limiting illnesses, but it could be so much bigger than it is at the present time. 

You will be helping to essentially encourage more people to purchase handcrafted items from our Etsy store so that we can raise more money for the children and families in our care. 

Our volunteers are the bread and butter of the charity and we really couldn't carry on without them. You will be part of an amazing family of like-minded individuals who all want the same thing - to see our hospice thrive and to see smiles on the faces of young children! 

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is a great opportunity to put your valuable skills into practice and do something good for a very worthy cause. It is also an opportunity to develop something from scratch and to watch it grow into something amazing.

You will also:

  • Become part of the Tŷ Hafan team and family
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Gain personal satisfaction of giving back to the community
  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience or share yours to benefit Tŷ Hafan’s goal
  • Have something valuable to put on your CV
  • Have fun!

Expenses/Travel information

Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply

Submit an application form by clicking the "apply now" button.

You will be asked to complete an application form upon joining and provide details of two referees (1 professional & 1 character) and a basic DBS check will be required for this role.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop the brand and maximise the social media presence of our Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan project.

Place of volunteering

At home / Head Office in Sully

General time commitment per week 

6 hours per week minimum…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence


Work may be performed anywhere in United Kingdom
Associated Location
Hayes Rd, Penarth, UK
Ty Hafan

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