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Advice Services Alliance

The Advice Services Alliance is the umbrella group for the welfare and legal advice sector. Our aim is to promote the work of the advice sector, to encourage use of research evidence in the design and delivery of services and to enhance partnership working both within and beyond the advice sector.

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019

Gain experience volunteering for a small charity that works to ensure people have access to justice.

As a volunteer intern for the Advice Services Alliance you will provide support to a charity that conducts research, represents the social welfare advice sector to the government and builds partnerships in order to help advice services navigate the challenges of austerity and policy changes.

You will be helping plan events, communicating the work of the ASA and raising its online and social media profile and carrying out short-term projects.

If you’re passionate about social justice and equality before the law, then please apply!

Role Aim: 

The volunteer intern will be supporting the work of a small charity and will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of projects. The main focus of the role will be helping with event planning and enhancing the charity’s online presence by promoting projects and raising our social media profile. The aim is to enable us to increase the reach and effectiveness of our projects and events that aim to build partnerships in the advice sector to help strengthen advice services that support vulnerable people.

Duties: 

1. Assisting with conference and event planning tasks, including arranging dates and venues, making enquires, inviting speakers and researching funding options.

2. Assisting with the promotion of events, projects and services using digital marketing techniques.

3. Creating social media, website and newsletter content to develop the profile of ASA and promote the work of our partners and the wider access to justice sector.

4. Monitoring and evaluating the success of the ASA website and social media platforms.

5. Updating the ASA database of contacts.

6. Undertaking short term projects and contributing generally to the work of the ASA.

Skills needed: 

Organisation, ability to work in a team, verbal and written communication, attention to detail.

Training: 

We will give a detailed induction to the charity and the volunteer’s role. We will give training for use of our website, social media platforms, MailChimp and Salesforce.

Location: 
Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9NA
Time commitment: 
At least one day per week
Opening times: 
We can be flexible on what day/days of the week the volunteer would be available to work, the volunteer is not expected to work more than 2 days (14 hours) per week. We generally work 09:00 -17:00 days with room for flexibility.

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