Community Research Volunteer


Summary

Do you know your local community or would like to know more about it? If so, we need you!

Location

Yorkshire

Time commitment

Ideally this would be a regular commitment, to suit the needs of the individual and volunteer. This will be discussed during the recruitment procedure.

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Role description

Leonard Cheshire’s Community Volunteering team are looking to grow their community networks with the East Yorkshire, to help us reach out to and improve the lives of more people with disabilities. To help us achieve this we need your help in researching the different community settings within East Yorkshire but concentrating on Goole for now.

The volunteer will be:

  • Inputting data and collect information via spreadsheets, databases, and surveys.
  • Researching potential Leonard Cheshire local partnerships and other opportunities though networks, community groups and associations, local companies
  • Researching community websites and other online resources we could use to publicise Leonard Cheshire events and reach new volunteering opportunities
  • To research local and national disability charities to share good practice and look for new community opportunities
  • To research and keep up to date with local and national disability campaigns.

Key personal attributes:

  • Access to the internet
  • Basic Excel spreadsheet experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to use the internet for research
  • Ability to work independently

Opportunity highlights

As well as making a real difference to the lives of people with disabilities in their community, volunteers will gain considerable personal satisfaction and confidence as well as experience in communication and community engagement suitable for many life skills and CV enhancement.