Communications Volunteer - Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Friday 3 September 2021
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
South and West Scotland Regional Office

What we're looking for

As a communications volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team as you create digital communications content that highlights different aspects of the project as it progresses. You will develop the knowledge and skills to communicate nature and climate action messaging whilst also communicating directly with communities across the city, to empower people to take actions for nature and climate.

The skills you need

You'll need to be a good team player and happy to support at outdoor events during the unpredictable Scottish weather! Excellent communication skills are important, with video creation and editing skills especially desirable. Some regular written content will be needed (e.g. blogs, social media posts) and good organisational skills will be key to ensure that the communications plan developed collaboratively is followed. You should be friendly and approachable in order to engage with the public whilst supporting face to face events, with plenty of enthusiasm!

Your time

One half-day per week
3 months
September - November 2021

What's in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to work on an exciting project that addresses the biodiversity loss crisis and climate emergency at a pivotal point in our lifetimes. We will support you in applying your communications skills to connect audiences with nature and climate impacts, enabling you to develop a wider appreciation and awareness of local, national and global actions to mitigate the effects of the nature and climate crisis we are experiencing. Nature is the solution, and it's not too late to Revive Our World. By supporting this project, and through this our wider Communications and Policy teams, we hope to excite and inspire you in your passion for nature, whilst you work within a fun and creative environment!

How to apply


Sarah-Jayne Forster, At home


Guidance, digital equipment (e.g. camera) and personal protective equipment will be provided where necessary. You'll need some warm and waterproof clothing (we can support with this if needed), comfortable outdoor footwear plus plenty to drink. We can reimburse you for out-of-pocket travel expenses where necessary and will give you ongoing support in your role. Access to a home computer/laptop and internet access is preferable, however if this is an issue let us know and we can identify support and alternative ways of working for you. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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