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Communications Volunteer

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Eye Heroes


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A few hours per week

Communications Volunteer

The Organisation:

Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops in schools and after school clubs to become eye health champions, and inform people in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests.

This is an exciting time to join Eye Heroes because we are starting a new project in Greater London where we will run 200 workshops over the next two years. 


The position

We are looking for someone with a background in journalism, web design, communications and/or media studies who can formulate a communications plan to build our social media presence. We have a Facebook group and Twitter, but want to start using social media options that appeal to a younger audience.

With support from the Project Lead, the volunteer will develop and implement a communications plan for the next two years. We would like to start a quarterly newsletter and be able to highlight volunteer experiences and report on the impact Eye Heroes have in their communities.

We are always open to new ideas and suggestions, so there is room for you to use your own creativity in this position! A key to success in this role is to be highly motivated, self-directed and results driven, as there are no set office hours.


Volunteer profile

Required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Relevant studies or work experience in marketing, public relations, advertising, journalism, etc.
  • Interest in our work at Eye Heroes, and our mission
  • Highly motivated, self-directed and results-driven
  • The ability to reformulate ideas through various communication channels
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of social media
  • Creativity
  • 3 months minimum commitment, 3-4 hours per week

Desired:

  • Experience in writing reports/newsletters
  • Experience in website maintenance and layout design
  • Photography skills


We know that those who have been impacted by sight loss have an important voice in the work we do. Hence, we particularly encourage applications from anyone who has personal experience of sight loss or blindness, including those impacted through a loved one’s circumstances.


The benefits of volunteering with us

In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, Eye Heroes will provide:

  • A thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, and specific role
  • Monthly supervision and regular check in’s
  • The chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community
  • A letter confirming volunteer service

If you would like to apply, please send a resume and detailed cover letter explaining why you feel you would be suitable for the position to Liz@eyeheroes.org.uk

The Organisation:

Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops in schools and after school clubs to become eye health champions, and…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome
  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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