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.
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 planning session before starting, which will take a maximum of one hour.
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be paid if agreed in advance.