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Join our volunteer team and help us lead the Local Place Plan development of Because We Say So! Check out our Volunteer Roles below and sign up the form after and let us know a bit about you and your experience and how you would like to help.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Online facilitation🌐


LEAD ONLINE GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND/OR LEARNING ONLINE.


Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Experience of using Zoom platform
  • Knowledge of tools included with Zoom and how to use them
  • Active listening / observation skills
  • Experience facilitating meetings and/or workshops
  • Experience of working with meeting agendas, and/or learning plans and keeping good time
  • An inclusive approach
  • Knowledge of group work dynamics
  • An understanding of barriers to access
  • An understanding of diversity of experience and interest
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In-place / in-person facilitation👂


LEAD GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND/OR LEARNING IN-PLACE / IN-PERSON.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Active listening / observation skills
  • Experience facilitating meetings and/or workshops
  • Experience of working with meeting agendas, and/or learning plans and keeping good time
  • An inclusive approach
  • Knowledge of group work dynamics
  • An understanding of barriers to access
  • An understanding of diversity of experience and interest
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Community Connecting🔗


LEARNING ABOUT AND SHARING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

An opportunity to develop community-based research, knowledge-finding, and data-collection skills, and share these with our network of local groups, projects, and organisations. This supports wider community participation and gives voice and deeper understanding to lived experience.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Access to a phone / tablet/ or computer
  • Access to internet
  • Ability to ask clear and simple questions
  • Ability to record information clearly and simply
  • Recognition that the experts of community life are those who experience it, but that there may be more than one point of view, and way of understanding knowledge within that community.
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Project Comms🖊️


COMMUNICATING ACROSS AND BEYOND OUR COMMUNITY

Being part of the comms team is about celebrating your skills of communication to support how best we deliver BWSS! content/messaging through a wide range of public platforms including social media, websites and poster / flyer production.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Access to a phone / tablet / or computer
  • Access to internet
  • Ability to communicate information clearly and simply
  • Experience using one or more social media platforms
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Digital Skills Development👨‍💻


Digital skills development requires competence and confidence in applying your skills and knowledge digitally.

SHOULD YOU REQUIRE UPSKILLING OF YOUR DIGITAL LITERACY WE CAN HELP.

  • Access to a phone / tablet/ or computer
  • Access to internet
  • Time
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Project admin / budgeting💸


HELPING COMMUNITY PROJECTS KEEP ON TRACK

Project admin team is about supporting with administrative and financial processes to ensure things are on track and up to date for the benefit of all involved.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Experience of admin and/or finance work
  • Understand the importance of good structure to how files and folders are organised
  • Ability to work through tasks according to priority and / or deadlines
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Community Mapping🗺️


CREATING A LIST OF WHAT WE HAVE AND WHAT WE DON'T HAVE.

Using desk based online tools/ mobile phones, or physical resources (Paper & Pen) to map existing infrastructure, green space, issues, groups and organisations, stakeholders.
To gather/collate, information on pre-existing community assets and evidence the need for further intervention/activities/research.

  • Access to a phone / tablet/ or computer
  • Access to internet
  • Time
  • Some degree of local knowledge
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Project Fundraising✨


SECURING THE MONEY REQUIRED TO DELIVER SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

Using your creative skills to collaborate on ideas to develop fundraising initiatives that are sustainable for community events, initiatives and projects

  • Access to a phone / tablet/ or computer
  • Access to internet
  • Time
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Community Engagement🙋🙋‍♂️


LISTENING AND RESPONDING TO COMMUNITY NEEDS

Community engagement can take place in various forms and is a process of building and sustaining relationships between public services and community groups whilst supporting them to understand the issues and the needs the local community experiences.

Activities include:

  • Supporting conversations at events and activities
  • Distributing information
  • Conducting surveys
  • Running stalls
  • Door-knocking
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Youth Engagement🤾


FACILITATING YOUNG PEOPLE’S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Youth engagement is a process of getting to know where young people are at. Creating a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment where they are taken seriously, maintaining positive pathways to all approaches to attainment of new skills which increase life chances.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Dialogue skills
  • Listening
  • Observing
  • Building relationships
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Translation / Interpretation / Sign language🧏


ENSURING EVERYBODY CAN BE ENGAGED IN THE CONVERSATION

Enabling all voices to contribute. Translation, interpretation and signing are vital to supporting inclusive and diverse dialogue, and equally valuing all contributions.
Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Ability to communicate in at least one form other than standard written / spoken English
  • Building Relationships
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Peer Support🤝


HELPING YOUR PEERS TO KEEP ON TRACK AND KEEP WELL

Helping to maintain and develop the confidence and competence of local people to improve their skills and capacity for engagement. Providing emotional, social or practical help to achieve this.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Experience of peer mentoring
  • Reflective and active listening and observation
  • An understanding of barriers to access
  • An understanding of diversity of experience and interest
  • Ability to ask clear and simple questions
  • Ability to record information clearly and simply
  • Recognition that the experts of community life are those who experience it, but that there may be more than one point of view, and way of understanding knowledge within that community
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Events planning / co-ordination🎫


CREATING THE WAYS AND SPACES FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER

Lead on or assist planning and coordinating events that support and organise community engagement. This brings to life all the skills and talents that the community has.

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Skill-sharing💡


HELP OTHERS DEVELOP SKILLS THAT HAVE IMPROVED YOUR WELLBEING

Celebrates the value that each of us can bring to the project. Skill sharing creates an environment of collaboration and learning which nurtures the values that we can all learn from each other's experience, gifts and skills.

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Specialist skill-application😎


APPLYING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Do you work in an industry with skills and experience that may not be immediately obvious as a way to contribute to community and neighbourhood life?

Examples of this sort of contribution can include experience working within:

  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Film-making
  • Advertising & Media management
  • Admin
  • Arts and crafts
  • …. what else, just tell us!
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Adult Education / Training🏫


PROVIDING AND SUPPORTING LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL PEOPLE

Lifelong learning is crucial to good health and wellbeing and allows people to pursue their interests with support from educators and peers.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Active listening / observation skills
  • Experience facilitating learning workshops
  • Experience of working with learning plans and keeping good time
  • An inclusive approach
  • Knowledge of group work dynamics
  • An understanding of barriers to access
  • An understanding of diversity of experience and interest
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Youth Education / Training🖍️


PROVIDING AND SUPPORTING LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE

Youth education recognises and celebrates the skills and talents of young people and supports better health and wellbeing outcomes, allowing people to pursue their interests with support from educators and peers.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • Active listening / observation skills
  • Experience facilitating learning workshops
  • Experience of working with learning plans and keeping good time
  • An inclusive approach
  • Knowledge of group work dynamics
  • An understanding of barriers to access
  • An understanding of diversity of experience and interest
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Media Production / Editing📰


APPLYING YOUR SKILLS OF MEDIA PRODUCTION AND EDITING TO CAPTURE COMMUNITY-LED STORIES AND VOICES

Celebrate your skills for media production and editing to create a vision for telling the stories of local people, projects and organisations.

Key skills and knowledge include:

  • An ability to create a wide range of media and content across platforms
  • Critical, analytical and evaluative abilities
  • Production and management of online distribution
  • Competencies and knowledge of digital software and other applications
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