Women’s Voices 2021 – media and creative volunteers needed!

Join Media Trust on Monday 8 March 2021 for our Women’s Voices event where we will bring together some of the most talented professionals from across the media and creative industry to share their expertise with 30 charities that support, campaign and advocate for women, girls and those who identify as female.

We’re looking for 150 media and creative professionals to volunteer at our Women’s Voices event in celebration of International Women’s Day. Lend your skills for a day of innovation, strategic thinking and expert advice to help strengthen the campaigns and communications of charities supporting women, girls and those who identify as female.

This year, Media Trust are committed to support charities who focus on helping beneficiaries from one or more of the nine protective characteristics detailed in the Equality Act (2010): age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

The events of 2020 have disproportionately impacted women and girls across the globe, reversing decades of limited and fragile progress on gender equality (Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General).

Now more than ever we need volunteer support from across the industry to share expertise with charities that support, campaign, and advocate for women, girls and/or those who identify as female. Join your peers from across the industry and volunteer your skills at this unmissable day.

Date: Monday 8 March 2021
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

How it works

You will join a team of 2-4 media and creative industry volunteers and be matched with a female-focussed charity based on your specific skill set. As a team, you will have 2.5 hours to work on the charity’s specific communications challenge, discuss solutions and provide strategic media, creative and campaign advice. Challenges could focus on strategic communications, digital campaigns or engaging more effectively with new audiences. The event will finish with a showcase of key ideas and discussion points.

You will have the opportunity to meet your team ahead of the event at our volunteer briefing session taking place on Monday 1 March 2021. More details will be sent closer to the time.

Amazing to be able to use our skills to help a good cause, but also great to brainstorm with other people in the industry. It felt like our advice was really listened to and appreciated.

Women's Voices 2020 Volunteer, The Guardian

We need you!

Your skills are invaluable to charities. We’re looking for creatives, content makers, marketeers, journalists, planners, strategists, digital and social media experts, PR and campaigners.

All we ask is that you have a minimum of three years’ experience working within the media or creative industry. We positively welcome applications from all gender identities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to volunteer your skills to help develop creative solutions that raise awareness, engage with new audiences and drive action for women and girls, and those who identify as female.

Apply today

To apply, complete the application form below. The deadline for applications is Monday 8 February at 09:00. Successful volunteers will be notified by Friday 12 February.

Volunteers will be selected based on having relevant skills and experience that match with a charity’s specific communications challenge. Please note that by simply applying to volunteer you will not automatically be accepted.

You can find a full list of terms and conditions here.

To find out more information, please contact Louise Dempsey on louised@mediatrust.org.

Very fulfilling knowing I could use my skills to help a charity and advise them in areas that they would otherwise not know about. I realised knowledge I take for granted in my job is actually very helpful to charities and can make a real difference.

Women's Voices 2020 Volunteer, MediaCom

A time to celebrate women

International Women’s Day is a time to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in history. It is a day to collectively help women advance and we’re supporting organisations to do this by raising the profile of their work.

This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which focuses on calling out gender stereotypes and bias.

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender stereotypes and bias. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change. Choose to challenge.

Media Trust promotes equality and diversity. We positively welcome applications from transgender individuals and charities working with the transgender community. 

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