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Prisoners' Advice Service – Fundraising and Communications Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

The Prisoners’ Advice Service is the only independent registered charity offering free legal advice and support to adult prisoners in England and Wales. We do this through our telephone advice line, letters clinic and legal outreach sessions, as well as providing information within the sector.

We work in educating and training prisoners, and strive to alleviate the unnecessary suffering of vulnerable groups in prison – seeking to bring about positive changes to the prison environment to ensure that Human Rights are protected.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

This role is ideally suited for someone wishing to gain experience in the charity sector, specifically in fundraising and communications. The role supports the Fundraising & Communications Director with promoting PAS’ work to potential and existing supporters, particularly charitable trusts and foundations.

The role includes:

  • E-marketing and drafting content for PAS’s social media channels
  • Updating website content
  • Drafting proposals, letters and reports to charitable trusts and foundations
  • Researching charitable trusts and foundations or other potential major donors to PAS
  • Organising and promoting fundraising events or campaigns
  • Other tasks supporting PAS’s fundraising and communication activities e.g. updating schedules, administration

Time commitment:

  • Up to 3 days per week, minimum 3 months commitment (full time volunteer internships during university holidays also possible by agreement)

Skills Required:

  • Excellent written skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Effective administrative skills
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet)
  • Fluent in English (preferably)
  • Experience using social media
  • Numeracy skills
  • Interest in the charity sector

Additional Benefits:

  • £10 expenses paid per day (to cover lunch and travel)
  • Training from Manager on research techniques and application writing skills
  • All hours are recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • Hours contribute to the Brunel Volunteers Award, leading to an invite to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?