Get Involved

 

 Campaigns and Communications Volunteer Role with Uplift

Do you want to be involved with Ireland’s fastest growing people powered campaigning organisation?

Are you interested in developing your campaigning and communications skills?

Have you time between January and June 2017?

About Uplift

Launched less than 2 years ago, Uplift is an independent campaigning community of over 100,000 people. We’re a community of people who believe in the potential for progressive change through people powered action. Our community values are social justice, equality and sustainability.

Using digital technology combined with people powered action, Uplift responds quickly to urgent and important national and local issues. Uplift is member led, is politically independent and funded by small donations and grants from people. Find out more at www.uplift.ie

The Role

In this role you will support Uplift campaigners to develop and win campaigns.

You will help grow people powered campaigns by researching the detail behind issues and potential campaigns, gathering and uploading data needed for successful campaign targeting, participating in campaign planning sessions and generally coming up with creative ideas to make Uplift campaigns fly.

You will help create compelling messages and social media content that connect with a broad range of busy people, that bring alive the values that unite us and that take people on a journey that often starts with a person signing their first petition and ends with a person feeling a powerful commitment to a growing national campaigning community.

We’re looking for someone who

  • A ‘can do’ attitude in an environment that is fast, nimble and innovative
  • A willingness to take risks, is hungry to learn, and is open to being out of your comfort zone
  • Is a team player and has the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Is organised and follow through on agreed plans
  • Is reliable and able to work independently albit with good support
  • Has good experience using a variety of social media platforms and has generated high quality content online sharing
  • Gets excited about people power and the potential of digital technology to connect people
  • Is a good writer and can communicate using succinct and clear language
  • Is adept with technology generally and ideally has some experience with CRM’s, mailer systems
  • Has a logical, evidence based approach to decision making
  • Has experience with people powered campaigning

The following are all a strong bonus:

  • Facilitation and organising skills
  • Graphic design skills
  • Excel and data analytical skills

Location: We have a small office in Dublin and are also open to remote working.

Reporting: You will report to Uplift’s Senior Campaigner

Hours: This is a volunteer role for 25 hours a week, ideally over 4 days.

Expenses: €50 a week is offered to cover costs involved in volunteering with Uplift

If you are interested in being part of the Uplift team, please email siobhan@uplift.ie

 

 

 

Member contributions are really important.  As a member-owned organisation, your support is vital to Uplift’s success. To help protect our independence, the ultimate aim is to run entirely on small donations. We have already started on the road to achieving this goal.  Many people who believe in Uplift have committed to give regular donations: ranging from €5 to €100 a month. Once-off donations and regular contributions are really welcome.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, please take a look at our donate page for the many ways you can make your donation.  If you have new ideas about how funds can be raised, please do let us know.

Take Action

Uplift is about people-powered action, and one of the best ways of being involved is to help organise activities that help make campaigns successful. Organising community-based events is a really important way of being involved.  This includes meeting politicians to hand in a petition; coordinating a ‘call in’ to a local radio station; organising a rally or a vigil, a film night, a public debate, a house meeting, a town hall meeting or a fundraiser.  Please share your ideas about what you think might work or what you would like to do yourself.

Send Us Your Pictures

Uplift is for everyone and we want to know what is happening. One way of being involved is to send us images and photos. Where possible, we will publish the most relevant photos on the website or repost on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Take photos of your slogans or artwork too, but don’t worry – we always give photo credits! Use the hashtag #upliftireland when posting.