LGBT+Faith Volunteer

Location: Remote/North London
Closing Date: 31st Jan 2023
LGBT+Faith Volunteer

Employment Type: Volunteer

Location: Remote, with option to volunteer from offices in North London during office hours
Team: Programmes team
Working alongside: Senior Programmes Coordinator, Workplace & Community
Hours: Approx. 6-12 hours per month; flexible

The Faith & Belief Forum create welcoming and affirming spaces for LGBT+ people of faith to meet others from similar and different backgrounds to themselves. We also work to educate our community partners on the diverse experiences and needs of LGBT+ people of faith, and how we can all be better allies through the work we do.

Read more about F&BF’s wider interfaith work at: https://faithbeliefforum.org/

What this role entails:

The LGBT+Faith Volunteer will develop our online Facebook LGBT+ interfaith community through research and content creation. They will also assist with the design, setup, and administration of a new series of events for allies from across faith communities.

This will include:

  • Developing and following a content schedule for our community Facebook group.
  • Researching and creating content that inspires, engages and informs our diverse LGBT+ interfaith community e.g. discussion questions, inspiring stories, content about festivals and celebrations.
  • Conducting interviews with community members and co-producing blogs which showcase their personal stories, and experiences of faith and belief.
  • Helping prepare for events by generating new ideas, creating and organising resources, communicating with stakeholders, and key administrative tasks.
  • Providing assistance at online events e.g. through hosting the chat, technical tasks, access tasks.
  • Processing evaluations, and updating stakeholder records after events.

 

F&BF’s office hours are 09.30 – 17.30 Monday to Friday. We ask that at least 2 hours per month of volunteering takes place during these hours, to allow for team check-ins and attendance at project meetings where possible.

What we are looking for:

  • Passion for the work of The Faith & Belief Forum, including our LGBT+Faith project.
  • A sensitive and inclusive approach, particularly around issues related to LGBT+ and faith identities.
  • A willingness to try new tasks, and to ask questions when unsure.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Some experience using the internet to conduct online research.
  • Self-motivation, particularly when completing tasks remotely.

 

Desirable:

  • Experience creating promotional content e.g. blog writing, creating infographics.
  • Experience organising online events.

 

Training and mentoring:

  • We will provide you with an induction on your first day.
  • You will have a point of contact in your team who you will work with and who will provide coaching and feedback on tasks.
  • We will reimburse reasonable volunteer expenses – travel to the office (up to £10 per week) and lunch (up to £5 per week).

 

How to apply:

  • Please fill in our application form at: faithbeliefforum.org/office-volunteering-application-form/
  • We are recruiting on an ongoing basis, and will close applications when we find suitable candidate/s.
  • If we think you are a good match from your application, we will invite you to a short online interview to get to know you and so that you can ask questions.
  • We are looking for a volunteer to join us for a minimum of three months. Our last volunteer in this team stayed in post for 18 months.

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