Campaign Group Volunteer


Summary

As a volunteer in our Community Development team, you'll campaign on local issues and raise awareness to support all aspects of the work Leonard Cheshire does

Location

Wolverhampton & Birmingham

Time commitment

Approximately 6 hours commitment every month.

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Volunteer Owen Thomas wearing a Leonard Cheshire tshirt and smiling

Role description

A campaign is when volunteers try and change something for the better – whether that’s policies, practices, or opinions. Campaigning can transform lives by putting pressure on people and organisations to tackle the discrimination and injustices that disabled people face.

The first step to creating change is to identify what the group want to change and why. Once they know what they want to tackle, there are lots of ways we can try to bring about change.

Some of these include:

  • Writing emails or letters to decision makers like the local MP.
  • Using social media to get the group’s voice heard.
  • Arranging meetings to talk to local decision-makers.
  • Signing petitions.
  • Speaking with the media to get the group’s campaign out there.

Key activities:

  • Be a member of the campaign group by working to raise awareness in the community of the issues faced by people with disabilities.
  • Help organise and attend group meetings/events.
  • Explore innovative solutions to improve engagement between the group, the local community and potential partners e.g. the local Council.
  • Undertake administration duties, depending on the group’s requirements.
  • Support the group as required.
  • Creating communications for the group.

Requirements of Role

  • 2 satisfactory references
  • Clear criminal records check
  • Volunteer induction training and any other relevant modules
  • Reliable and organised
  • Understanding and commitment to the aims of Leonard Cheshire
  • Be respectful to other volunteer group members.
  • Attend and complete relevant training.
  • To be consistent and punctual at meetings and events when necessary.
What we offer:
  • Support from the Community Volunteering Coordinator.
  • Access to free training.
  • References provided for future employment.
  • Making a difference to your community.
  • Gaining transferable skills.
  • Meeting new people.
  • Gaining confidence in your own abilities.