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Volunteering Opportunity: VO80969
Social Media Volunteer with Scotland's Garden Scheme.
Created/last updated: 04/08/2020
About this opportunity:
Social Media volunteers raise the profile of Scotland's Gardens Sheme and promote garden openings, plant sales, trails, and events • They are the voice to the wider community; the Scheme rely on them to build their networks and estrablish an online presence • Garden openings raise around £300,000 each year for charity and the social media volunteers are pivotal in encouraging people to visit the gardens • The Scheme mainly use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and are keen to encourage local volunteers to develop local Facebook pages • the Marketing Manager and the District Team will be your main source of support • You will link directly with the Marketing Manager for training and for national PR objectives • Written guidance and useful templates are available on the Scheme's website • This role is home-based and flexible, and includes occasional visits to open garden and team meetings • It is a great way to develop marketing and communications experience •
Introduction and training at start of role; ongoing training opportunities during the year; support from Marketing Manager, Volunteer Manager and District Team.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travel expenses are not normally available; however, SGS do pay for travel to training events.
Good communication skills; a Facebook account and experience sharing information on Facebook (essential); experience of managing a facebook page (useful but not essential); experience with Instagram, Whatsapp and Twitter (advantageous but not essential), a love of gardens; enthusiastic and positive attitude; enjoy working with people.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Informal Chat; References
No, not for this opportunity.
The role is home-based but may include occasional visits to gardens in Fife and travel to local team meetings.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.