Digital Team Volunteer

Role Title:

Digital Team Volunteer, Glasgow


Role summary:

The role will provide support to the Scotland digital team including quality assurance and data collection, accessibility, and admin tasks.


The digital team research, design, develop and build the housing advice pages of the website as well as working with the wider Scotland team to produce the pages on the wider Scotland site.


Suggested Commitment:

Volunteer four hours per week for six months with a view to increase. This will be based in our Glasgow Office.

Supported by:

Carolina (Caz) Varanda, Content Designer


Why this role matters to Shelter Scotland:


Scotland is in the grip of a devastating housing emergency which damages lives every single day.

A record 9,595 children trapped in temporary accommodation – up 130% since 2014.

45 children become homeless every day.

A household becomes homeless every 16 minutes.

A 10% increase in households becoming homeless compared to last year.




Main Tasks:


  • Quality assurance and data collection tasks including auditing the website in relation to imagery, broken links, collecting data and meta data.
  • Helping to improve the accessibility of the site including adding alt text to images and checking links are formatted consistently.
  • Admin tasks including tidying up unused and duplicate components on the content management system and adding acceptance criteria to user needs bank from the miro collaborative board.
  • Attend team meetings including sprint planning, stand ups, crits and helping to (review) content.



Benefits of volunteering with us:


  • Experience volunteering for a charity with a national identity and reputation.
  • Knowing that you are helping to defend the right to a safe and affordable home.
  • Great experience for gaining employment in an advice or support role.
  • Access to a range of training and development opportunities.
  • Being part of an inclusive and supportive staff team.
  • Opportunity to help people with similar experiences.
  • Build confidence and develop transferable communication and office skills.