Shared Interest Local Supporters

  • VO71809
  • Home-based volunteering


We are looking for volunteers in the Aberdeen area to help us raise awareness of Shared Interest to the public. Supporting our Member Engagement Team, you will use your local networks and contacts to do some or all of the following:
*Raise awareness of Shared Interest through providing information to local groups, organisations and networks
*Research and approach local media outlets for publicity opportunities such as community newsletters, local press and faith based media
*Seek appropriate opportunities for display of Shared Interest posters and/or leaflets
*Research social media for potential networks and audiences for Shared Interest in the local area
You will have the opportunity to utilise and develop your communication skills and you will help us raise even more investment so we can enable even more disadvantaged communities to trade their way out of poverty.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Sally Seddon, Volunteer Engagement Manager at email: or tel.: 07795 825442. Further information is also available at

Organisation aims and objectives

Shared Interest is changing lives across the globe. Helping people trade their way out of poverty through fair finance and business support. Our mission is to provide financial services and business support to make livelihoods and living standards better for people as they trade their way out of poverty. We work collaboratively and innovatively with those who share our commitment to fair and just trade. With a community of investors and the support of donors and volunteers, we seek to contribute to a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated.


Experience required: *To be pro-active and self-motivated. *Have existing networks locally. *Can inspire others and have good people skills. *Have empathy with the aims and objectives of Shared Interest. *Use email and are computer literate.
Travel details: This role is home based. Email and phone or Skype will be required. -The role is for three months, beginning August 2018. -We are looking for volunteers who can complete four activities over that time.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are paid upon completion of an expenses claim form and with appropriate receipts attached. We encourage the use of public transport where possible.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: All volunteers receive excellent support and relevant training. Includes induction training (online), ongoing support with a staff contact and Resources to support you in your role. You will also be provided with reference in recognition of your volunteering (if requested).
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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