Wirral Unplugged CIC: Read, Create, Imagine, Connect
Wirral Unplugged is a grassroots, nonprofit community group which aims to make learning fun, promote imagination, creativity and screenfree time, and to encourage wellbeing and reduce social isolation. Every Sunday during term time we read, craft and treasure hunt with children 3-10 and their guardians. We meet in Bebington (which is 15 min by train from Liverpool), and we reach a wide demographic on the Wirral.
Volunteering with us could mean giving a one-off talk as a guest about something you love that fits one of our themes (last year we had a Geology graduate talk to us about rocks and mountain climbing and an author discussed her children’s book on dreams). For guest talks, our range is pretty wide-- culture, history, STEM, nature, geography and more.
Another way to volunteer is to join our team on a more regular basis creating crafts, making treasure hunts, choosing books, leading snacktime, helping us on social media and even helping us apply for or raise funding. We very much believe that volunteers should gain something from volunteering, whether it be satisfaction, skills or experience, and we want to support you. Our group would be perfect for students wanting to have experience working with children, working in education,or those looking to work in charity/third sector. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your interest in joining Wirral Unplugged, for an exciting opportunity as a video production assistant, where you can gain valuable experience by supporting a non-profit.
Wirral Unplugged’s mission is to ‘create creative kids’: we do this through encouraging innovation, introducing new ideas, promoting reading, play and the arts for children 3-10 and their guardians. Also key to our vision is screenfree time: Why? because we believe that although technology is fab, it can cause stress, limit our connections with others and our creative thinking (We're 'unplugged' both because we disconnect from tech but also because we want to think outside the box!). We want to promote social mobility and opportunity by introducing a wide array of topics, cultures and ideas.
Through the volunteer post of Video Production Assistant you would gain valuable practical experience working for a social enterprise that would make your CV and future interviews stand out. You would have clear targets you had achieved, processes you had followed in order to create videos, problems you had encountered and overcame. You can see how ‘practising’ these skills in a friendly setting could benefit you. Aside from the future benefit, volunteers gain skills, connections with the community and confidence through volunteering.
As a video production assistant, you’ll be asked to help to organise, edit and produce the weekly videos for Wirral Unplugged, which are often craft tutorial videos and are aimed at engaging children aged 3-10. This will include liaising with other volunteers to produce videos.
The voluntary video production assistant position requires between 2 and 6 hours work fortnightly. The voluntary work can be completed remotely and within flexible hours.
No experience is required for the video production assistant role. However, if you have any experience with creating videos, or using editing software, such as iMovie will be useful to the role.
Examples of past work: @wirralunplugged (Instagram, Twitter)
Minimum commitment level: Twice a month
Start Date: 08-02-2021