Gaisce - The President’s Award
Requirements:Good understanding of Social Media, patience to do online research, enthusiasm for the goals of the organisation
GenerationTech is an organisation that started during the first Lockdown to help older people with their tech issues and is a free service, across the island of Ireland. We need help to get the message about what we do out to to Ireland's older public, frequently.
We do that through contact with newspapers, radio stations and journalists. The media seek constant refreshing of news angles, and this is where we need volunteers to create and manage that contact, but to also come up with new ways of "re-inventing" how we remain interesting as a news or community coverage item.
The skills needed from volunteers are not about taking calls, they are about using our PR tracking sheet to contact the journalists we want to cover us. This applies to Radio, Newspapers and ultimately TV, if we can!
We need the volunteers to create fresh and interesting articles to push up to our Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and website) and co-ordinate this messaging with shift leads to ensure calls resulting from coverage are also met with enough volunteers that day/ week etc.
These are important volunteers as they keep the life-blood of the organisation going - calls from those who need help - to keep the approx 40 volunteers answering those calls engaged.
We intend to expand the service in the the coming year, and beyond, and build into something sustainable and ever evolving. Join us - and grow with us.
PS we are also looking for 2 shift leads who do not take calls but help remove challenges for volunteers during their shift). We also need a volunteer officer to help setup and liaise with new volunteers to make sure they are bedded in, trained and comfortable with their role.
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:
Assist in organising media campaigns
Assist in building/ extending media contacts database
Contact media (newspapers, radio and TV) - local and national
Ably represent GenerationTech in any engagements with media
Internally communicate potential impacting upcoming PR coverage to shift-leads
Work with PR Officer and Facebook/ Twitter lead to develop co-ordinated campaigns
Develop new ideas around GenerationTech messaging
Skills required for this role:
Social media knowledge
Good Office (Word/ Excel skills) - or willingness to develop them
Good team player
Good communicaitons skills
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Being available during the work week will be needed, to some extent, in order to contact businesses during their working hours. However, there will be work that is team based e.g. campaign planning, communication formulation etc that can be done at any time.
Minimum time commitment per week:
4 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
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If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: John Harrington
Address: GenerationTech, Please use email, feedback form or DM on Twitter to contact us.
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