Social media and communication volunteer - Sherwood Forest

We are looking for a volunteer with excellent communication skills to join our team. Through social media, you will keep the public up to date with our work at Sherwood Forest.

Monday 2 July 2018
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Volunteering at home

What we're looking for

Between now and Summer 2018, the RSPB is building a brand new visitor centre at the legendary home of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest. When it is open, we, along with our partners, will also be taking over the management of the National Nature Reserve from Nottinghamshire County Council who currently manage the nature reserve and visitor centre. Our Facebook and Twitter pages will be the first point of contact for a lot of people who are looking for information about the visitor centre progress and the nature reserve. Through social media we can network and engage with a broad range of audiences who will become excited and inspired about the ancient woodland landscape, the wildlife that lives there and the new visitor centre. We need a team of dedicated volunteers to support the management of our Facebook and Twitter accounts, so that they are regularly updated and activity is frequently monitored. You will respond to messages in a timely fashion and act as an ambassador for the RSPB and its partners. We have a code of practice for using social media which we expect you to follow and which should help with the management of different platforms. You will work to a social media plan/calendar to ensure there are regular relevant posts on the page. You will be part of a communications team who will support you. We are looking for volunteers to monitor social media out of hours.

The skills you need

- You will need to have experience using social media - Excellent communication skills - Tact and diplomacy is key, as we sometimes get tricky questions to answer through social media - You will know the nature reserve and potentially write your own posts and blogs about the wildlife or the legendary story of Robin Hood. We would also encourage you to get out and about and snap pictures on the nature reserve.

Your time

5 hours per week
Throughout the year

What's in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the RSPB's social media work and be at the forefront of creative and innovative solutions to help Save Nature. You'll meet people and improve your social media skills from the comfort of your own home. If you're the kind of person who would like to volunteer but think you don't have time then this could be perfect for you!

How to apply


Lucy Hodson, Sherwood
Tel: 01623 824643


Appropriate training will be provided, and expenses will be imbrued where necessary. An RSPB name badge, clothing and equipment will also be provided where applicable. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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