Volunteer Outreach Officer
Voluntary 1-2 days a week. Birmingham based 

Are you an enthusiastic individual who cares about Birmingham? Are you interested in environmental issues? Are you someone who enjoys speaking to members of the public? Then Birmingham Friends of the Earth have an opportunity for you!

Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) are looking for a confident, outgoing, and enthusiastic individual to help us build our supporter base across Birmingham.

By volunteering with us you would be providing invaluable support for our campaigns. You could be involved in talking to members of the public on stalls, engaging people at public meetings, and communicating with supporters and the general public via email, social media and our website. Your work would be playing a vital role in helping BfoE increase its diversity.

As a lot of the work would be based in our office, ideally you would be able to travel regularly to our office in Digbeth. Ideally we are also looking for a volunteer who can commit to at least one day a week’s volunteering for at least three months.

This volunteering opportunity could give you:

  • A chance to develop your existing skills.

  • Experience of working in different environments.

  • The chance to meet new people and develop contacts.

  • An insight into working in the campaigning sector.

  • Valuable experience on for your CV.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Looking for and booking opportunities for stalls around the city.

  • Staffing and representing BFoE at those stalls.

  • Talking to members of the public about BFoE and our campaigns, gettting them to sign in support.

  • Representing BFoE at networking events.

  • Attending and staffing stalls at festivals and fairs in Birmingham.

  • Creating content for the BFoE website and newsletter.

  • Writing and sending emails to BFoE supporters.

  • Using social media to communicate BFoE activities, campaigns and relevant news stories.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent personal skills with the ability to engage with a variety of different people.

  • Experience of talking to the public.

  • Excellent team working skills.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to speak to different audiences, and engage them to take action.

  • The ability to communicate complex ideas simply & succinctly.

  • The ability to assimilate new knowledge quickly and apply it.

  • Flexibility with the ability to adapt to new and changing situations quickly.

  • Knowledge of and interest in environmental issues, and sympathy with Friends of the Earth’s position.

If you are interested then please send us a letter of application along with your CV to campaigns@birminghamfoe.org.uk If you have any questions please email us at the same address or phone us on 0121 632 6909.