About The Role

The Community Development team are here to make sure that you feel supported, confident and like the campaigning hero you are! We need your help more than ever – we are committed to our volunteers having a fulfilling experience and providing volunteering opportunities that make a real difference; both to you as a volunteer and also people with disabilities in Birmingham.

A campaign is when volunteers try and change something for the better – whether that’s policies, practices, or opinions. Campaigning can transform lives by putting pressure on people and organisations to tackle the discrimination and injustices that disabled people face. The first step to creating change is to identify what the group want to change and why. Once they know what they want to tackle, there are lots of ways we can try to bring about change. Some of these include: writing emails or letters to decision makers like the local MP. Using social media to get the group’s voice heard. Arranging meetings to talk to local decision-makers. Signing petitions. Speaking with the media to get the group’s campaign out there.

Criteria

• Birmingham or near Birmingham based.
• Over the age of 18.

What We Expect

• Be respectful to other volunteer group members.
• Attend and complete relevant training.
• To be consistent and punctual at meetings and events when necessary.
• Approximately 6 hours commitment every month.

What We Offer

• Support from the Community Volunteering Coordinator.
• Access to free training.
• References provided for future employment.
• Making a difference to your community.
• Gaining transferable skills.
• Meeting new people.
• Gaining confidence in your own abilities.

Responsibilities And Duties

• Be a member of the campaign group by working to raise awareness in the community of the issues faced by
people with disabilities.
• Help organise and attend group meetings/events.
• Explore innovative solutions to improve engagement between the group, the local community and potential
partners e.g. the local Council.
• Undertake administration duties, depending on the group’s requirements.
• Support the group as required.
• Creating communications for the group.
• Community outreach work.