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Barnardo's

At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will ensure their needs are met and their voices are heard.

This belief started with our pioneering founder, Thomas Barnardo, who stood up for the most vulnerable children in society. We continue to fight for the UK’s most vulnerable children to realise his dream of a world where no child is turned away.

Barnardo’s is the children’s charity with the largest number of services on the ground in the UK: we run over 900 services in local communities. Our work includes reaching and helping children who have been sexually exploited, young people leaving the care system, children with a parent in prison and families struggling to cope. We find loving adoptive homes and foster placements for children in care.

Last year we transformed the lives of more than 200,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families. We helped many more by campaigning to change policy and public opinion.

Application deadline: 

We help transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK. We listen to them. We believe in them – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s. Without our volunteers our shops would not be able to continue this work. As a Volunteer Retail Recruitment Ambassador you will be a key part to this and your work will be valued and recognised.

Role Aim: 

A brand new team is being created across the UK. We are looking for inspiring, passionate and energetic volunteers to help us increase the number of volunteers we need to support our amazing shops.

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s work with children, young people and their families. Without our volunteers our shops would not be able to continue this work. As a Volunteer Retail Recruitment Ambassador you will be a key part to this and your work will be valued and recognised.

Duties: 

Some of the exciting things you could be involved in:

- Linking with our stores to identify those that need more volunteers.

- Social media promotion of recruitment of volunteers in a local area.

- Collecting case studies from current volunteers.

- Hands on active recruitment for potential new volunteers in a location.

- Organise and set up promotional events to attract new volunteers in an area.

- Run a recruitment campaign in a community building, school, college or a supermarket.

- Supporting new volunteers in their journey to become a Barnardo’s volunteer.

- Be a great ambassador in selling the benefits of being a Barnardo’s volunteer.

Skills needed: 

Attitude/skills/knowledge required:

- Good organisational skills

- Ability to work efficiently

- Honesty and reliability

- Ability to work in a team

- The ability to travel to locations on your own

- Commitment to Barnardo’s Basis and Values and Barnardo’s Equality and Diversity

Training: 

Training, support or other benefits available:

You will be trained in every aspect of your role and will receive an induction covering health and safety, safeguarding children and also our equality and diversity policies.

- You will receive supervision and support from the Volunteering staff team.

- We will provide you with a reference should you require it

Location: 
Flexible, home based, store based main location is IG6 1QG ,Barkingside but can be home based and store based
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Location and commitment are flexible, based on your availability and the shops' location you will be helping us to promote. This role is ideal for an events, marketing or communications student that wants to build experience and implement creative promotional ideas.

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 <a href=”https://studentsunionucl.org/d…