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Guildford Environmental Forum

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Guildford Environment Forum are a Surrey based charity with a 25 year long history. We work to make Guildford (and the world beyond) a more sustainable place by educating, informing, cutting energy use, reducing ecological footprints, helping wildlife and tackling climate change. We work on local government climate Change committees, and run various hands-on projects that generate action on the environment within our local community. 

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Information Desk Volunteer

Zero is a new environmental hub in Guildford Town Centre.  The Guildford Environmental Forum will be operating a desk within the hub for people to find out about our work and how they can help make a difference to reducing the impact of climate change

 

As the post is a new one and voluntary the specific responsibilities will develop over time and recommendations to improve the role will be welcomed.

 

The role’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Welcoming visitors and introducing them to the GEF desk within the Zero.
  • Explaining how GEF operates and giving examples of how GEF and ZCG are working together to achieve their similar missions.
  • Giving further information about the various volunteering opportunities that GEF or ZCG can offer to those who wish to know. A display will be provided.
  • Helping visitors to understand their carbon footprint and reduce it helped by tactful suggestions.

 

What this role offers:

We are looking for a motivated volunteer, passionate about our natural environment, to contribute towards raising the profile of GEF (and ZCG’s) work. A lead volunteer will be appointed, to whom volunteers will be able to raise any queries.

 

Desirable skills, experience and qualities:

(Ideally, the candidate will possess at least some of the following skills, experience and qualities)

 

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about GEF and ZCG and their projects, events and mission. Full training and supervision will be provided.
  • Enjoyment of communicating with members of the public who are curious to learn more about GEF and ZCG.
  • An aptitude for working as part of a team of like-minded volunteers.
  • A wish to support our drive for reducing climate emissions and/or stemming the loss of biodiversity near Guildford.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Ideally, the ability to access the GEF website on a laptop and help those interested, who would like to join GEF on-line.

 

Membership Officer

We are looking for a motivated volunteer, passionate about our natural environment, to contribute towards raising the profile of GEF’s work with the aim of growing our membership (280 currently), recruiting volunteers and making the most of our successes, especially our current projects.

Ideally, you will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience working in the field of communications and marketing
  • Experience of updating and managing webpages
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and management tools (e.g. Hootsuite); and of email marketing tools (e.g. MailChimp)
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good copywriting and editorial skills
  • Experience in using digital graphic design programmes such as Photoshop, InDesign or similar

As the post is voluntary the specific responsibilities within the role will be negotiable, but would ideally include:

  • Managing social media accounts, posting up-to-date information on our activities to promote events and membership
  • Attending quarterly meetings of the GEF executive committee (optional)
  • Prepare all external communications including press releases, leaflets, events promotion so as to make GEF better known locally (reporting to the GEF Chair).
  • Identifying and pursuing new opportunities to advertise our activities through local publications, radio, partners or events
  • Work alongside existing volunteers to maintain the GEF website and help with producing a quarterly newsletter, which is read by over 1,000 in the area.

The minimum time commitment we are looking for would be 2-3 hours per week. Specifics of the role will be negotiable.  Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. 

If you are interested and able to volunteer for GEF in the above capacity please fill in an application form and we will get back to you.

Posted                                21.10.2021

 

Membership & communications support

We are looking for a motivated volunteer, passionate about our natural environment, to contribute towards raising the profile of GEF’s work with the aim of growing our membership (310 currently), recruiting volunteers and making the most of our successes, especially our current projects.

 

Ideally, the candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working with data bases and related software (we use membermojo)
  • Experience of updating and managing databases
  • Strong understanding of email marketing tools (e.g. MailChimp)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

 

As the post is voluntary the specific responsibilities within the role will be negotiable, but would ideally include:

  • Supporting the GEF Membership Officer in monitoring and adapting our membership software (membermojo)
  • Regularly updating membermojo data base into mailchimp
  • Quarterly mailchimp to chase overdue subscriptions
  • Occasional one off mailchimps on GEF matters including membership
  • Attending quarterly meetings of the GEF executive committee (optional)

 

The minimum time commitment we are looking for would be 2-3 hours per week.

 

Specifics of the role will be negotiable, dependent on the applications received. All expenses will be covered, subject to executive committee approval.

If you are interested and able to volunteer for GEF in the above capacity then please do click on the "Fill in an Application" button and I will get back to you for a chat.

Adrian Thompson

21/10/21

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