Graphic Design Volunteer

  • VO90042
  • Home-based volunteering


Our charity was established to improve quality of life for babies, children and young people in the North East of Scotland who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and to provide support to their families. The Charlie House vision has always been to have a purpose-built facility in Aberdeen to support families in the region.

The Charlie House ‘Big Build Appeal’ was established to raise the £8m required to support this long-term goal. The building and planned services provided by the centre will dramatically change the support available to these children and their families locally, when they need it. The 8-bedroom facility will vitally offer parents and carers the chance to recharge their batteries, safe in the knowledge that their children will be in the care of specially trained medical staff.

We are looking for an experienced graphic designer to work with us to develop the resources required to deliver the next phase of our Build Appeal. We are due to launch a campaign in March that will see us break ground and begin the build, but first we need to raise the funds. The role of the graphic design volunteer is to assist with the design of the range of resources that we need to communicate the project and secure support from a range of audiences.

The resources required include:
• Flyers, posters, presentations, and brochures
• Social media graphics and other assets for use by Charlie House and our partners
• Infographics: transforming our content into impact visuals.
• Assets for our website including banners, tiles and images

The next phase of the campaign is due to launch in March with some critical resources required by then. We will then phase the development of the resources required to allow us to extend to new audience segments as we progress. You will be working with the Big Build project team, an external creative agency the Charlie House Marketing and Communications team who will provide the Charlie House/Big Build branding, style guideline and creative assets, and oversee consistency across all resources.

*The impact you will have
Your creative output will shape the next phase of the big Build project, allowing us to reach the £8million target and commence the build of the Charlie House facility. With your help we will be able to continue to provide our team with the tools they need to communicate and secure funding to provide this vital service to the families that so desperately need it.

*Time commitment
Minimum of 3 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 15 hours to the project.

A fantastic opportunity to assist with a major charity in Aberdeen. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Kerry Campbell, HR Manager at email or tel.: 01224 313333.

Organisation aims and objectives

Charlie House was established to help make life better for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and to support their parents, brothers and sisters, and all those who love them. We started in 2011 and, through the generosity of others, we have been able to develop and grow our projects to support these wonderful children. With continued support we hope to be there when families need us most.


Experience required: We are looking for a volunteer who: • Is a visually creative individual with a passion for design • Has experience of preparing materials for print and/or web • Has experience of working within a brand identity • Is capable of working extending creative design concepts based on existing materials. • Has the ability to quickly understand the needs of our team / organisation / audience • Can ask key questions to enable us to clarify requirements
Travel details: This is a fully remote role. It is anticipated that the volunteer will volunteer from home, utilising their own equipment, with support given remotely through Microsoft teams meetings. There may be a requirement to participate in occasional meetings during the working week, where possible, these can be scheduled around the volunteers availability.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any approved expenses can be paid cash or via bank transfer if bank details are provided.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. The volunteer will participate in a virtual induction with on-going regular support to ensure that they are clear of expectations, deliverables and the valuable impact that their contribution is making.
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