Social Media 'Campaigner' Volunteer
Project: Falling on Your Feet
Helix Arts’ Falling On Your Feet is a dance and health programme, with people aged 65+ who are living independently. Regular workshops lead to high quality co-choreographed sessions which often lead to collaborative dance pieces. Participants create beautiful art, develop strength and flexibility, and make new friends. Every session crucially has time to share, socially and support people’s wider well-being.Every week participants will have the chance to get fit and active with our free, online sessions with dancers. They will join expert choreographers who will lead virtual dance classes that they can take part in from the comfort of their home. All they need is access to the internet and a webcam. Artists from groups that used to take place in Middlesbrough, North Tyneside, Durham and Sunderland will start off our dance sessions. First come first served. Existing members and new members welcome.
‘Campaigner’ social media volunteers will establish and cultivate an online community and to promote our work as widely as possible to the local community via Facebook to continue to connect and encourage ongoing creativity, both in dance and other Helix Arts activity. The Social Media volunteer will promote, develop and maintain our online presence in order to maximise Helix Arts’ impact
and to promote our work as widely as possible to the local community.
Main Tasks and Activities of the role
'Campaigners’ will contribute to Helix Arts’ Social Media visibility.
‘Campaigners’ will create fresh and exciting content to encourage and inspire participants to regularly check in. It is anticipated this will be done by:
●Keeping up to date with news and activity of Helix Arts and promote this widely
●Posting regularly to keep all information up to date.
●Creating relevant blog posts as guided by Helix Arts staff
●Promoting Falling on your Feet events via Facebook, Twitter, blog posts and other social media
●Encouraging participation by community members
This is a remote role offering great flexibility. Campaigners will provide ongoing communication to tell the story of Falling on Your Feet (and other Helix Arts activity) and focused messages to promote each class.
About Helix Arts
Helix Arts works with artists, in partnership with public and voluntary sector organisations, to create opportunities for people to participate in high quality arts activity.
What skills do I need?
Skills, qualities and experience
●The ability to concisely convey information in an engaging style●Experience of using social media●An understanding of different social media platforms●The ability to carry out your role without supervision.
Benefits●Promote self confidence and esteem●Nurture communication skills●Provide networking opportunities●Gain knowledge and understanding of latest art and tech ideas
●An induction to Helix Arts and your role●Helix Arts will support you with clear information in advance of the event and sample tweets●You will be briefed on Helix Arts’ ‘house style’ for all communications●Connect interests and skills to role areas●Support ongoing skills development
Training and Expenses
Reasonable out of pocket travel and refreshments will be reimbursed.The following expenses will be paid by Helix Arts, subject to prior agreement and the production of receipts:●Travel on public transport between the volunteer’s home address and Helix Arts’ office, or else where at the request of Helix Arts.●Mileage at the rate of 45 pence per mile if the volunteer uses their own car to travel between their home address and Helix Arts’ office, or elsewhere at the request of Helix Arts.●When volunteering takes place remotely, task-specific, reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed as agreed with Helix Arts.
●You will be invited to a briefing about Falling on Your Feet and tasks related to the role●You will receive support from a member of staff to ensure you feel confident in your role. This will be discussed at your first meeting with Helix Arts.
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
This opportunity has no specific location.
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