Community Media Volunteers

  • VO71627


Description

Station House Media Unit (shmu) have plenty of opportunities for people to get involved, including volunteering for radio and community magazines, events and more. shmu is a friendly place where everybody is welcome. The main strength of the organisation is our volunteers and we're always keen to get new people involved - if not, you're missing out! We work primarily in the Cummings Park, Mastrick, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry and Woodside localities of Aberdeen and are looking for people to get involved in our community magazines and radio shows.

To volunteer for this position(s) people must reside in one of SHMU’s core communities of either Cummings Park, Mastrick, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry or Woodside areas of Aberdeen. Other than this you don’t need to have any previous experience as all training is provided – just an interest in your community!

If you would like more information on how to volunteer at shmu, contact Tracy Ewing by telephone 01224 515013 or email tracy.ewing@shmu.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Station House Media Unit (shmu), supported by Aberdeen City Council as one of the core cultural organisations in the city, is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm, and a recently developed a programme for offenders, both pre and post release. Successful initiatives have made the organisation a nationally recognised centre of excellence and created models of good practice in: youth work; regeneration; digital inclusion; adult and family literacy and numeracy; community capacity building; personal and community development; employability skills; criminal justice, and the curriculum for excellence.

Restrictions

To volunteer for this position(s) people must reside in one of SHMU’s core communities of either Cummings Park, Mastrick, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry or Woodside areas of Aberdeen.
Experience required: To be reliable, interested in their area, friendly, punctual and enthusiastic.
Travel details: Depending on what role you take on the opportunity can take place at shmu’s main building or in one of our target communities - Cummings Park, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry or Woodside.
Minimum age: 11

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid once a claim form has been submitted with relevant receipts/bus tickets.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: If a volunteer signs up for radio they will take part in full radio training and for other opportunities they can take part in ad-hoc training.
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 18 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.