Back in 2019, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust launched its Wilder 2030 strategy. We want 30% of our lands and sees to be wilder by 2030. But we cannot do this without the power and support that comes from community action. That's why we set up Team Wilder (hiwwt.org.uk/team-wilder).
Team Wilder is a network of individuals and groups who're taking action for nature.
In this role you will work with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to raise the profile of Team Wilder and encourage others in your local area to make a change for the benefit of wildlife and people.
This role will be shaped by you and depends on what skills and passions you bring to the table.
Using your art, your craft, your knowledge, and your skills, you can directly or indirectly inspire people to take action for nature.
Activities include (depending on Trust requirements and your skills and experience):
- Telling the stories of our Team Wilder members, community groups, and schools. You can write blogs and social media posts or create short films and other creative outlets to share these stories.
- Engaging with people on our Facebook group and writing social media posts. Writing resources for Team Wilder
- Using your skills and personal networks to increase and diversify Team Wilder’s reach and engagement. Work with the Wildlife Trust on how we can develop Team Wilder in this way.
You will need researching skills to look into the wilder stories you’ll be telling. If you’re writing, you’ll need good written communication skills which we’ll assess before signing you up.
If you’re creating other media to tell our wilder stories, you’ll need to provide the Trust with an example of your skills and abilities (e.g. making videos).
You will need a computer and appropriate software to complete many of these tasks.
A driving license and access to a car is desirable, but not essential.
An enthusiasm for wildlife is essential. If you do have any other specialist knowledge or skills that you think would be beneficial, please mention them when applying.
- Diversity and equal opportunities policy
- Age restrictions
- Child Protection
- Complaints Policy
- Confidentially Policy
- DBS check required
A basic DBS check is required. The Trust will help you to apply for a check if you need one.
- Ex Offenders
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
You will be invited to regular meetings with the volunteer manager so you can discuss your thoughts and conerns.
- Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Suitable for Supported Volunteering
- Suitable for Under 16's
- Suitable for Under 18's
- Training provided
Basic training will be provided, but we expect our communication champions to already have certain level of skill.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Vulnerable Adults Policy
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 08/02/2022
End Date: 08/02/2023
You will work on your own projects whether it be blogs, podcasts, or videos. You will work with the volunteer manager directly to discuss your timelines and deadlines for completing each project. There's flexibility in this role so you'll be able to work around your other commitments.
This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.
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