Mentor a charity during our Digital Spring School

We are looking for volunteer digital mentors to help us support charities taking part in our Digital Spring School this year.

Mentoring is a uniquely rewarding experience, beneficial for both mentees and mentors. By giving charities the opportunity to learn from your experiences, and tackle 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 are passionate about, and an idea of how valuable your skills are to the UK charity sector.

The opportunity

As part of our Digital Comms Programme, supported by Google.org, we are running a Digital Spring School. This is a free, three-week online programme where 60 charities, who focus on Work & Learning and Online Safety, will learn how to inspire, engage and mobilise their audiences.

For three weeks every Thursday, the 60 charity participants will be invited to meet in small groups for a group mentoring session, between 60-90 minutes, led by a digital mentor.

We are looking for 20 volunteer digital mentors who can commit to meeting with their small cohort of charities, alongside another volunteer.

Dates required (all from 2:00-3:30pm):

  • 22 April
  • 29 April
  • 6 May

The digital mentor will guide discussions with charity professionals by talking through the theme of the week’s training, the sessions they attended and advise them in tackling their individual digital communications challenges.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals that can commit to the timings required, and offer support in the following areas:

  • Social media
  • Content creation
  • Data and analytics
  • Campaign planning

A briefing session for all volunteer mentors will take place on 14 April 10-11am.

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, Snapchat - volunteered as a digital mentor on last year's Digital Summer School

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 7 April.

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