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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
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided: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.

    Experience required: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 process:Application Form; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe role is home-based but may include occasional visits to gardens in Fife and travel to local team meetings.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.