Medway
Change
Makers

 

 

Connecting volunteers with cultural volunteering opportunities in Medway.

What is Medway Change Makers?

Medway Change Makers is a brand new programme connecting people with events based volunteering opportunities in their community. Medway Change Makers volunteers support arts and cultural events and organisations in a variety of roles.

Medway Change Makers invites people to volunteer in a way that works for them and their schedules. We want to break down the barriers that prevent people from volunteering.

Medway Change Makers is a partnership between Ideas Test, Creative Medway, Medway Place Board, Medway Voluntary Action and Medway Council, funded by Spirit of 2012.

What is events based volunteering?

We know that regular, long term volunteering schedules don’t work for a lot of people and stop people volunteering. We offer events based opportunities for an afternoon, a day or a weekend. Ask a question

Fancy volunteering in a way that works for you?

What would I be doing?

We work with Medway’s arts and cultural sector to bring you volunteer opportunities. What’s available will depend on what’s taking place in Medway at the moment. There is no minimum hours commitment, and no pressure to take part in activities that don’t suit your interests or schedule. You choose what events based opportunities you take part in from specific role descriptions.

Volunteering with Medway Change Makers might look like:

  • Stewarding at an outdoor festival or concert
  • Taking photographs or creating social media content
  • Walking in a carnival parade
  • Writing articles from home
Frames Joinery Event at Holy Trinity Church

What do I get?

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, but it also has a huge number of benefits for volunteers themselves. Whether you’re hoping to improve your employability, meet new people and make friends, or get access to exciting events in your community, volunteering could make a difference in your life.

You will also have access to training and perks programme for discounts at local businesses.

How do I get involved?

Become a Medway Change Maker now by clicking the ‘Register’ button and completing the form. Once you've submitted your details, you can start accessing our latest volunteer opportunities. Register now

Looking for volunteers to support what you do?

We’d love to hear from you about how volunteers from Medway Change Makers can get involved. Whether you are an organisation with a well established volunteer workforce, or a brand new event looking to embed volunteering in your work for the first time, Medway Change Makers can help!

Medway Change Makers can promote your volunteer opportunities to our network of volunteers, matching you with passionate local people to support your event. Our partners at Medway Voluntary Action can help you develop engaging new volunteer roles, and the infrastructure to support what you do.

Please reach out at least 6 weeks before your event (the longer the lead time the better!) to allow us time to promote your role and onboard volunteers.

For more information about volunteer support from Medway Change Makers, please contact Maria.

 

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