Songs & Smiles Publicity Assistant (volunteer)
Help spread the word about our intergenerational singing and social groups!
About Songs & Smiles:
Songs & Smiles is a multi-age event that unites babies/toddlers, their parents/guardians and care home residents. It brings an incredible amount of joy to the elderly residents, many of whom are unable to get out and about and can feel a bit lonely and isolated.
It also helps widen children’s understanding of society by introducing them to a generation that they might not otherwise meet in their day-to-day lives. And parents/guardians benefit too, by making new friends and widening their social circle.
Songs & Smiles is run by The Together Project, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. You can read more about the sessions here.
What you’ll be doing:
You’ll be helping us publicise the sessions in the local community by spreading the word to parents and guardians of young children.
This might involve:
- Researching and creating a plan of who, when and where you’re going to target
- Approaching places like libraries and community centres that might display our posters
- Handing out flyers
- Identifying suitable places to promote our events online
In a wider sense, you’ll be helping to unite the community and tackle loneliness, which is really rewarding.
What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for an organised, proactive and reliable person who’s good at online research as well as speaking to people face-to-face. No previous experience is required.
This role would greatly suit someone looking for PR/marketing/publicity work experience. It would also suit someone who is currently out of work or works part-time and has a few hours to spare.
- PR/marketing/publicity experience for your CV
- References provided after a completed project
- Meeting different people from your local community
- Being part of an organisation making a real difference to people’s lives
Location and commitment:
You will be assigned a publicity project in a local neighbourhood to promote our sessions in. At the moment we're looking for volunteers in north London.
Each publicity project will take around 8-10 hours to complete and we’d ideally like you to commit to at least one full project – but we’d love you to do more if you’re interested! You will be working from home and out-and-about and you can manage your time to suit your schedule – this could be a mixture of weekdays, weekends and evenings; whatever suits you best.
You will need to have access to a computer to carry out your work. If you don’t have one at home, this could be done somewhere like your local library.
You will be asked to attend a training session before starting, which will take a maximum of one hour.
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be paid if agreed in advance.