21
Apr

CSUK VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

As an organisation, we believe that we are in the privileged position of having members who have real talents but that perhaps we are not fully utilising these. The mission continues to grow but the number of staffing hours has reduced, so we are therefore looking to highlight several roles that we think can be carried out by volunteers, working alongside the staff and trustee team. To continue to grow and develop the ministry we want to strengthen our team of volunteers and make use of your skill sets.

Below you will find a list of these volunteer roles with a brief summary of what is entailed; if you would like to find out more, click the link for additional information and who to contact to chat about the role on a no obligation basis from either side. Deadline for all applications for all the roles is the 8 May and we will be contacting those applications soon after this date.

Role: Providing pastoral assistance
Involves: Checking in on a personal basis with volunteer staff and core leaders to encourage and support them. (NB: Reviewing of Christian Surfers’ activities would remain the responsibility of the staff and trustee team)
Qualities needed:
Pastoral heart
Ability to maintain contact on a regular and planned basis
Commitment to follow-up on conversations, particularly when there are prayer requests

Role: Making grant applications
Involves: Researching funding streams, identifying suitable grant making trusts, assisting with submitting applications
Qualities needed:
Good research skills
Methodical
Previous experience of applying for funding would be a bonus

Role: Organising Surf experiences/activities
Involves: Helping to plan and organise surf experience activities
Qualities needed:
Ability to envisage new opportunities
Good organisational skills
Good understanding of surf travel/activities
Willingness to be involved in leading/delivering these activities

Role: Organising a Gift Day/Promises Auction
Involves: Being part of a team to plan, organise and run an annual fundraising event
Qualities needed:
Ability to think creatively
Organisational skills
Willingness to launch and refine a new initiative
Previous experience of organising such an event would be a bonus

Role: Proofreading articles for Second Day
Involves: Proofreading approximately 20 articles, twice a year in June/July and November/December
Qualities needed:
Good level of skill in written English (grammar, spelling, punctuation)
Good eye for detail
Working knowledge of Word
Ability to meet deadlines

Role: Carrying out event related admin tasks
Involves: Compiling rotas, merging labels ready for printing, compiling stock lists, data inputting
Qualities needed:
Computer literate
Good eye for detail
Ability to meet deadlines

Task: Copywriting
Involves: Creating content for any of the following:, Second Day articles, Mailchimp updates, event reports, press releases, grant applications
Qualities needed:
A flair for writing with a particular audience in mind
Good level of skill in written English (grammar, spelling, punctuation)
Ability to work to deadlines

Task: Thought for the Month contributor
Involves: Writing Thoughts for the Month which can be banked and used throughout the year in the monthly emailed Prayer Diary
Qualities needed:
Ability to write a relevant, concise piece to encourage the Prayer Diary audience