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Spirit of the Rainbow Heron

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The purpose of the Rainbow Heron Late Night Art Café is to promote wellbeing for young people.

Research and Communications Assistant 2018/19

This opportunity takes place between 05 Sep 2018 and 31 Aug 2019.

We are looking for someone with an interest in research to help us draw together what is available and make it accessible to our target audiences. This is an important, exciting and creative task for the right person, helping to develop positive action out of research.

What skills do I need?

Experience and confidence with a range of media and communications [online and hard copy]. Capacity and willingness to branch out into new areas of knowledge and ways of working. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently as appropriate and agreed with the project managers, as well as with our Social Media Volunteer. Ability to analyse and synthesise a range of information. Good clear concise writing (and speaking) skills.

What will I gain?

The basics about mental health and the issues faced by young people struggling with mental health. The role of Rainbow Heron. The role of a Rainbow Heron volunteer, including boundaries of the role. We will help you to promote and grow confidence while learning to empower and give encouragement to others. We will provide you with new skills and perspectives, and value the skills and perspectives you bring to the organisation. You will be able to increase your contact with the local community we serve. We will seek your views in matters relating to the work of the organisation.

Training and support

On-going support from team leaders and exchange of experiences with other volunteers. Involvement in other Rainbow Heron activities, such as raising awareness about the Rainbow Heron project and mental health and take part in creative activity. Set SMART goals with your volunteer coordinator for developing areas you are interested in personally. Job reference A positive and friendly work environment Reasonable travel expenses covered Flexible working: mainly home-based; ideally at least 4hrs per week up to 3 days max.

Time commitment

We would like to ask for a minimum of 2 hours a week, with some visits to the cafe in the time volunteering.







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110 Sharrow Ln, Sheffield S11 8AL
  • CausesArts and culture, Mental health, Social isolation
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsAdministration, Advice and information, Advocacy, Art and craft, Design
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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