Communications and administration volunteer

Typewriter with the words 'inspire others'

Thanks to Nina Matthews for the image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/6585721435

Passionate about global justice? Want to use your writing skills? Want to create a monster of a global justice movement in Leeds that can take on issues like climate change?

Volunteer in a vibrant, friendly office with loads of other charities, get that much needed experience for finding work you’ll love and make a massive difference to the global justice movement of Leeds.

The role is to assist with Tidal’s communications through social media and regular newsletters as well as assisting the administration of the organisation through taking minutes for the Board of Director’s meetings. The main part of the role is producing our monthly e-bulletin which is a round up of all things global justice in Leeds and goes out to over 1100 people. Check out April’s Newsletter to see what you’d be making.

Vital info:

We are looking for someone to commit between two and four hours a week, mainly in our Leeds city centre office on a Monday or Thursday, but there is the option to volunteer from home most of the time. Because of the training and induction involved with this role, we require a minimum commitment of eight months from the volunteer.

We have insurance that covers volunteers and reimburse travel expenses of up to £4 per day. If your travel would cost more that than, get in touch and we can see if we can cover it.

Below is a list of what we’re looking for and what you’d be doing. There’s also lots of scope for getting involved in Tidal’s other campaigns and projects. The previous volunteer in this role, Alex, has helped out with running events, organising meetings and got involved in one of Tidal’s collaborative projects, Leeds for Change.

While this is absolutely not expected for the new person in this role, we do our best to make sure that you’re doing the volunteering you want, and can evolve your role over time.

Skills, behaviours and experience required to carry out this role:

  • The volunteer in this role needs to be well organised and have a passion for global justice issues.
  • They must be willing to work as part of a small team, but also to be able to work independently when appropriate.
  • Good written communication skills are essential.
  • The volunteer must be reliable and available for the duration of the role.
  • Either prior knowledge or a willingness to learn web content management i.e. creating pages and posts on our wordpress site.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications about local activist events and actions on the Tidal website (using WordPress), facebook, twitter and through regular e-newsletters. Full training available.
  • Take minutes for board meetings (6-8 a year).
  • Other tasks as requested and as per individual availability.

How to apply:

For inquiries email info[@]leedstidal.org or to apply for the role email the same address with your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role by Thursday 4th May at 1pm. If it looks like you could be suitable, we will then invite you to an informal interview either that week or the following week.

We will start training and induction as soon as possible, aiming to get you ready to send out the first e-bulletin by the end of May.