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Communications and social media volunteer


Communications and social media volunteer

Global Action Plan


At a Glance

  • Start Date:15/03/2020
  • End Date:15/06/2020
  • Closing date:01/07/2022
  • Post Updated:16/09/2021
  • Min Hours:14 hours per week
  • Role Type:Marketing/PR/Journalism



Are you creative, connected, and engaged with climate issues? We need you to help get the word out about our schools and community education programmes!

Global Action Plan (GAP) is an Irish charity that aims to create sustainable communities across Ireland by offering practical yet creative solutions that inspire people to act together to change their consumption and the wasteful systems we live in

We're looking for volunteers who are media-savvy, know their way around a smartphone, and can recognise good content when they see it. 


  • Gain professional development in a team setting.
  • Learn valuable skills in social media management, analytics and utilizing this to support work in the not-for-profit sector
  • Understand the importance of behavioural change in climate action

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing and updating GAP’s social media content, blog & strategy in line with GAPs messaging and ethos;
  • Researching intriguing and up to date facts, statistics and actions around the environment and living sustainably which will engage the public;
  • Engaging the public with our fundraising campaigns, initiatives and workshops ;
  • Editing photos to support social media posts our programmes and the work of GAP;
  • Analysing our target audience & engagement with social media posts and AB testing;
  • Propose and advise upon new ideas which may better enhance our social media reach, engagement and call to action. 

Skills required for this role:

Desirable skills and qualifications

  • A background in and/or a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Digital Marketing, Social Media, Communications, is strongly favoured; or equivalent work experience of 1-3 years in a related field.
  • Knowledge of and passion for environmental issues.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • A creative flair
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with content creation services (Canva, Soapbox, Boomerang  etc)
  • Interest in working both outdoors and indoors.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Flexible hours between Monday to Friday (9-5pm)

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Submit CV Availability for interview


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Global Action Plan Ireland

Address: Global Action Plan , Axis Ballymun, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9, D09 Y9W0, Ireland.


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