Social Media Volunteer

Social Media Volunteer Location: We are looking for volunteers across Derbyshire Hours: Varied (minimum 1 hour p/w)Would you like to be involved in the peer support network across Derbyshire? Do you want a rewarding opportunity where you can really make a difference in somebody’s mental health journey? If yes, then join our team at the Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service!

Who are we? The Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service provides goal focused 1;1 support, telephone support, mental health surgeries and the development of peer facilitators and peer groups across the county. If you volunteer with us, you will be part of a passionate team who work to improve mental health support across Derbyshire, gain essential experience to add to your CV and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives. We currently have vacancies for Social Media Volunteers to join our friendly and inspiring team. Your role will be to either support our peer support groups to set up their own social media pages and feel confident sharing posts and information about their groups or to support the Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service social media platforms in building valuable content about our service and mental health in the community, scheduling regular posts and interacting with our followers.

What will you be doing?

Group Social Media Volunteer – Working with our peer facilitators to set up social media platforms Group Social Media Volunteer – Help structure groups social media pages and support them in designing content to post. Service Social Media Volunteer – Design and create inspiring content around the topic of mental health. Service Social Media Volunteer – Support the service with their social media plan and regularly schedule posts to make sure the most accurate information is available for the service. Service Social Media Volunteer – Coming up with ideas to help us grow our social media presence on different platforms to raise awareness of the charity and the fantastic work we do.

Do you have what we are looking for?

If you have an interest in mental health or supporting those with mental illness. Knowledge on how to use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. An understanding of the principles of Peer Support and Recovery. Able to relate to people from all backgrounds and the ability to remain non-judgemental. Knowledge of designing software (canva, publisher etc). The ability to be creative and expressive to make interactive and eye catching content.

What will you receive? Access to various training opportunities. Mentoring from the service staff. Regular 1:1 Supervisions with the Peer and Volunteer Co-ordinator.

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