my example

Beards & Books / The Library of Life

Beards & Books / The Library of Life logo

Beards & Books is a social enterprise that approaches learning from a dynamic angle. It wants to ensure that young people have access to multicultural books and enjoy the presence of BAME tutors.

Designer 2021/22

This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2022

This role includes contributing to the entire process of defining requirements, visualising and creating graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts and photos. You'll be a part of a team that shapes the visual aspects of websites, books, magazines, product packaging, exhibitions and more. You will help make Beards and Books a recognisable brand and continuously find new ways to visually capture the attention of the audience.

This role is currently remote - PC and internet connection required

*After you have clicked ‘Register Your Interest’, you will receive an email with the next steps of your volunteering application for this role - follow this guidance*

What skills do I need?

Minimum 1-2 years experience using design and photo-editing software. Exceptional creativity and innovation. Accuracy and attention to detail. Proven track record of showing understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment. Preferred degree of study in marketing, advertising, graphic design, or closely related field. Ability to craft and execute a vision with creativity and style. Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration. Strong and proven knowledge in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop and/or other

What will I gain?

- Contribution to an organisation which improves the education of disadvantaged children and the visibility of BAME cultures in education. - The opportunity to build on your design portfolio and test new ideas. - Expand your network of contacts.

Training and support

We will train you by assessing your own personal learning and development needs and support you in meeting your goals through regular supervision and coaching.

Time commitment

2-4 hours per week. There is a degree of flexibility, however we do require a minimum of 2 hours per week to ensure you are kept involved and up-to-date.







DBS (criminal records) check



This role is currently remote If moves to in person = Aspect Court Pond Hill Sheffield S1 2WY

Travel information

Nearest tram stop is Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge Bus which stop outside Sadacca 75,76, 1A, 1, 20, It a 20 minute walk from the student union A 5 minute walk from the coach/bus station and 7 minute Sheffield train station
  • CausesArts and culture, Children and families, Community events and festivals
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday evening, Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsCommunication skills, Creativity, Design, Marketing, Social media
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Marketing, Third sector and charity work

Featured Opportunities

Volunteer in Schools!

Are you a budding teacher? Want to volunteer with children? Gain school experience and help children to gain confidence and enjoyment from learning!

Be A Volunteering Ambassador!

Make new friends and contribute to improving the Sheffield Volunteering experience!

Give Volunteering A Go!

Want to try volunteering? Meet other students? Do something good for a local organisation? Sign up to a one-off GIAG session!