Mentor a charity

We are looking for a cohort of mentors to support a group of 20 charities to overcome their digital communications challenges.

Mentoring is a uniquely rewarding experience, beneficial for both mentees and mentors. By giving charities the opportunity to learn from your experiences and tackling their digital communications challenges you’ll help them to better tell the story of their work and build their supporter base. All the while, this relationship will give you insights into causes you care about, and an idea of how valuable your skills are to the UK charity sector.

The opportunity

As part of our new Digital Comms Programme, supported by Google.org, we are offering 20 charities the opportunity to be matched with a digital communications specialist for a 3-6 month period of mentoring starting in early 2021.

We are looking for 20 volunteers who can commit 2-6 hours a month over a 3-6 month period to support a charity with a digital communications challenge they currently face.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals that can meet monthly with their charity mentee(s) virtually, to offer strategic advice in the following areas:

  • Social media
  • Data and analytics
  • Digital strategy
  • Campaign planning

I decided to volunteer as I firmly believe in the incredible work that these charities/organisations are doing. The best bit of volunteering was feeling like your knowledge could make an impact on their strategy. This experience has made me realise that I have a set of skills that may seem standard to me but are required in today’s new Covid world and I have a duty to help smaller organisations transition digitally.

Christopher Cahill, volunteer from Snapchat

If you are interested in taking part, please complete the short application form below and someone from Media Trust will be in touch. Application deadline is 22 Jan 2021.

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