Website Development Worker
When We Need You
From 29/07/2011 onwards
This is an opportunity for a group (no more than 3) of young volunteers aged 18-25, to work alongside the Youth Adviser for Berwickshire Citizens’ Advice. The youth adviser works with Young People aged between 16-25 on such issues as Debt, Benefits, Employment, Relationships and Housing. With the help and support from a group of volunteers, it is hoped that we will be able to develop a website that is informative, attractive to young people and can be easily updated with new information. Although media skills would be beneficial it is not essential as the Borders Community Website is supported by Barry Tebbutt, Community Learning Development Officer who will be there to advise when needed, although basic knowledge of computers is needed
About Berwickshire Citizens’ Advice Service
To ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the service available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively. And equally: to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally. By offering free, independent, impartial, and non judgemental advice and information, in easily accessible locations.
Skills & Experience
Volunteers need to be able to connect with what Young People’s needs and issues are, to best publicise the service through the webpage. The ability to communicate ideas clearly within a multi age setting while sticking to the aims and objectives of the project. Experience of web design would be advantageous but not essential as we can learn as we go.
The group will be based in either Eyemouth or Duns Community Centre and travel there and back will have to be arranged independently.
There is an age restriction as the project is aimed at 16-25 year olds and therefore we feel it would be advantageous to have volunteers within that age range.
Induction/Training, Informal Chat
Training and Induction Details
Training will be delivered by Barry Tebbutt as well as the youth adviser, Annette Mcgraith. During there training they will be supported by Rhona Caulder, Berwickshire Manager.
Public transport costs will be reimbursed upon proof of ticket. Petrol cost reimbursed at 0.40p per mile.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
2 hours per wk to begin with and then, as the project develops, a timetable will be agreed within the team.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Volunteer Centre Borders
Tel: 0845 602 3921
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