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Vacancy: Community Hub Volunteers

Volunteering Posted on Sun, April 02, 2017 14:59:30


In response to the needs of local people, TCAN is in the process of opening a community information and advice hub in Tollcross. Working with Citizen’s Advice Edinburgh and a local foodbank we are going to be opening the Hub from Spring 2017 on Thursday mornings 10am-12pm at the shop in Central Halls Tollcross. People will be able to access to a Citizens Advice Bureau adviser, as part of our service.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to welcome people using the service. If you join want to be part of an exciting and growing organisation, with an ability to influence and shape our future direction, to the betterment of the people of Tollcross, then volunteer today.

Community Hub Volunteer: what is the the role?

• To welcome people to the Community Hub and sign post them to relevant services

• To act as an ambassador for TCAN

• To help identify local residents who may benefit from our services

• Keep up to date a library of local services, that may benefit visitors to the Hub

• Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Hub

• Help shape TCAN services, by providing feedback to the Board from users of the Hub

What we are looking for?
• Good communication skills and ability to empathise with our clients and build trust with them is essential
•Excellent people skills and ability to be friendly and wellcoming to service users
• People who will respect the confidentiality of people visiting the service

• Knowledge of the local area would be helpful

How many hours do I need to volunteer?
• Someone who would be able to commit to volunteering at least one Thursday morning (10am-12pm) a month for a period of at least 6 months and attend relevant training sessions.

Whilst the role is predominantly volunteering at the Community Hub on Thursday morning’s, you will have the opportunity, if you would like, to volunteer in our wider activities, gaining experience in events management, communications and fundraising.

How do I express interest?
If you are interested or would like more information please send us a short email (of not more than 300
words) outlining how you think you could help us to contacttcan@gmail.com



Vacancy: Comms and Social Media volunteer

Volunteering Posted on Sun, April 02, 2017 12:41:00

We have an exciting volunteering opportunity helping us develop our communications as we prepare to open
a new community advice service in Tollcross. The role will work with TCAN
volunteers and our partner organisations to promote our work, speak out about
issues affecting local people and grow our membership base.

What could I be doing?
This is a list of possible activities. We
are open to hearing from people who can help us with one or all of the tasks
below.

*Writing content
for the TCAN website including: interviews with local projects, news articles and
blogs about issues affecting people in Tollcross
*Managing our social media accounts
*Helping
coordinate promotional materials to advertise the work of TCAN
*Sending out the monthly TCAN e-newsletter
*Regularly
checking the TCAN email account

What experience do I need?
*Good written and oral communication skills are essential.
*Some experience of preparing promotional materials and updating
website content would be useful
*You will be a creative person with an interest in social media
and lots of ideas about how we could grow our communications
*Interest and enthusiasm for the aims of TCAN are very important.
*Patience and ability to be work in a small team

What’s in
it for me?

You will be part of a rapidly moving project which has the potential
to deliver positive outcomes for people living and working in Tollcross. This
role will have a lot of autonomy and you will have opportunities to put your
own creative stamp on projects. If you are looking to build your CV this is the
perfect role

How many hours do I need to volunteer?
Hours might vary but we would expect on average you will be volunteering
about 2 hours a week. We also have a monthly committee minute meeting which we
would like you to attend occasionally.
However, if you have less time available or there are just parts of the role
which interest you please do get in touch.

Ideally we are looking for somebody who will be able to volunteer for
at least 6 months

How do I
express an interest?

If you are interested please send a short email (of no more than 300
words) outlining how you think you could help us to contacttcan@gmail.com



TCAN launches new volunteer drive

Volunteering Posted on Sun, April 02, 2017 12:16:55

It’s the beginning of April and spring is definitely on the way. Finally the days are getting longer and we can all start to enjoy being out and about in our wonderful city. Here at TCAN, April is the beginning of our 2017 drive to find more volunteers keen to get involved in their local community.

Whether you are a dab hand at organising events, love to tweet, are able to lend a hand at our community advice hub or enjoy fundraising, we want to here from you. Over the next few days keep an eye on our new website to see the opportunities we have on offer.