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MS Society (Multiple Sclerosis Society)

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

Application deadline: 

We are looking to recruit a Multimedia Volunteer. As a Multimedia Volunteer you will be helping out with our audio-visual production process and assisting on photo and/or video shoots.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.

Role Aim: 

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital.

Our communication and campaigns roles mobilises, engage and coordinate activities to raise our profile and influence changes that benefit the MS community. We are looking for a multimedia volunteer to join this team!

Duties: 

This role may vary depending on needs, but is likely to include:

Operating DSLR camera for stills and video

Operating other MS Society owned video cameras

Using audio equipment

Using post production software like Photoshop, After Effects and Premier Pro

Uploading content on our in-house asset management system and distributing content via online platforms such as YouTube

Contributing creatively to; scriptwriting, storyboarding, writing interview questions and production management

Supporting contributors with the creative process where needed

We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including an induction into all the areas outlined. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

Skills needed: 

Essential:

Experience using camera equipment and contributing to video and/or photography projects

Knowledge of basic lighting set up

Comfortable speaking to people, using the internet and email

Creative and enthusiastic

Curiosity about the world and thirst for knowledge

Able to keep people’s personal data safe

Able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices

Desirable:

Enjoy working as part of a team

Willing to work independently following production briefs and plans

Experience of conducting interviews on the phone and in person

Ability to put contributors at ease

Understanding of data protection and the legalities of contributor consent

Training: 

We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including an induction into all the areas outlined. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

Location: 
MS National Centre (MSNC) 372 Edgware Road Cricklewood London NW2 6ND
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Completely flexible to suit the volunteer, during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9-5)
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here