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OCD Action - Fundraising Communication Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

OCD Action is the national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

OCD Action's vision is of a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

About fundraising

Fundraising is an ever growing and vital part of OCD Action’s work and we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and engaged volunteer to assist us with it.

About the role

As a fundraising communications volunteer you will communicate by email with our community fundraisers offering them support, sending them t-shirts and any other material they need, and promoting their activities on our social media and website.

This is a brilliant opportunity to gain experience of the day-to-day work carried out by a small charity. It’s a chance to support and encourage fundraisers in raising money and awareness of what is a poorly understood mental health condition.

Where will I be volunteering?

At our London office.

What will I be doing?

- Communicating with interested fundraisers by email, telling them how they can support OCD Action

- Promoting fundraising events on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

- Writing articles for the website to promote fundraising events

- Posting fundraising materials to fundraisers (e.g. t-shirts)

What sort of commitment does it involve?

Half a day per week / for 1 year

By volunteering with OCD Action you’ll have the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and contribute to improving the lives of those affected by OCD.

This role requires a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check.

Skills Required:

• Empathy, tact and diplomacy

• Excellent written communication skills

• Sound IT skills and confidence in using social media

• The ability to work independently and as part of a team

Additional Benefits:

  • The opportunity to gain experience of advocacy work within a small charit
  • Full initial and ongoing training
  • Reasonable expenses paid
  • A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check
  • A professional reference (minimum requirement of 6 months casework)
  • Ongoing individual and group support from our Lead Advocate
  • Access to OCD Action events
  • All hours voluteered will be recorded on your HEAR - which goes on your permanent univeristy record
  • Hours volunteered will contribute to your Brunel Volunteers Award which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony



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