Outreach and Engagement Volunteers
Volunteer Centre Hackney
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Be part of our Outreach and Engagement Team and help us promote volunteering across Hackney! We're looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and its benefits to help us reach out to people who may be interested in volunteering, by representing Volunteer Centre Hackney at events in Hackney and beyond. Events are varied and may include job fairs, local community festivals, open days and awareness raising events.
We're looking for an office based volunteer for 1 - 2 days per week to help us research, plan and deliver outreach events. This involves contacting event organisers across the borough to ensure that VCH have a presence at events and assisting in the planning and organizing of events including preparing all documents and materials needed. We're also looking for a team of volunteers to attend events. This is a more practical role, where you would get involved in the stand set up and take down and talk to as many people as possible about volunteering and how they can get involved. Both roles involve excellent communication, patience and the desire to promote volunteering as a positive life choice.
The Outreach Team help us reach as many people in Hackney as possible and make volunteering accessible to all. This is an excellent opportunity to develop soft skills like communication, working as a team and confidence as Outreach Volunteer
Our outreach volunteer Emma says, "Doing outreach events has mainly increased my confidence in my ability and dealing with members of the public." The role involves working with people from diverse backgrounds which is one of the reasons why Outreach Volunteer Nathan continues to support VCH by helping at events, "you learn a lot about the volunteer centre, about what's going on in the voluntary sector at large and how to engage such a diverse and rich population as Hackney."
All volunteers will receive outreach training which will cover such things as;
representing Volunteer Centre Hackney
talking about volunteering to the public
public speaking skills
dealing with difficult situations
Unit 12-13 Springfield House, Tyssen Street, Hackney, E8 2LY
Outreach events take place across the LB of Hackney - details will be available before specific events, but research and preparation will be at VCH's offices in Dalston
Dalston Junction overground station
Basic IT skills - internet & email,Organising & Planning
We are looking for Hackney residents who have had some experience of volunteering and/or Volunteer Centre Hackney's services. Specific qualifications are not necessary, but we are looking for volunteers with the following skills / qualities:
An approachable, friendly personality
Excellent communication skills
Patience and empathy
An interest in supporting people and engaging with a wide range of backgrounds and needs.
Flexible and adaptable
Self-motivation and ablility to use your own initiative, as well as able to work as part of a team
A good understanding of LB of Hackney and its diverse communities.
The ability to speak more than one language is desirable but not essential, as is some previous experience of volunteering.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop soft skills like communication, working as a team and confidence as Outreach Volunteer
This is a great role to learn more about the range of activities on offer in Hackney and the wider community landscape, as you'll get to meet lots of different charities.
17 and under,18 and over
Marketing, PR & Media,Events & Stewarding,Advice, Information & Support,Community Work,General and Helping
We welcome and/or have the resources to support: