New wave of volunteer roles

29 February 2016, Comments Comments Off on New wave of volunteer roles

WF-Andy Atkins & Lord Tony Young with local volunteersScoop spectacular stories for social media. Encourage generous donors to give. Research controversial issues on the environment.

Those are just some of the activities lined up for a new wave of volunteers being recruited at A Rocha UK for its work in conservation and the environment.


Specific roles being promoted by the charity are – a volunteer fundraiser to help support high value donor and legacy development, a researcher/PA to the Chief Executive Officer, and a social media co-ordinator.

‘We need someone to help boost our donations,’ said Fundraising Manager Sandi Filby. ‘That means someone with good people skills and a passion for mobilising resources behind our cause – someone who is proactive and with experience of fundraising generally.’

CEO Andy Atkins (pictured) is calling for a volunteer who can support him in his organisational strategy, speaking engagements and writing. There is a need for someone to also help craft a new social media strategy.

‘We could really use someone with a passion for engaging and mobilising people for a cause,’ said Andy, ‘someone with a good knowledge of using Twitter, Facebook – or other platforms.’


A Rocha UK has always been served well by faithful volunteers in all areas of its work – from digging the earth at Wolf Fields to speaking to groups of schoolchildren in West London. ‘People choose to help us for a variety of reasons,’ said Andy.

‘For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community,’ he explained. ‘For others it’s an opportunity to make a difference to the world around them. It’s also a chance to develop new skills and learn from our experienced staff. Volunteering with A Rocha UK is good for both the people concerned – and their planet.’

Potential volunteers can send an email to A Rocha UK, saying which role interests them, sharing the story of why they’re interested, and giving a contact address and phone number. (Photo shows Andy Atkins – far left – working at Wolf Fields with volunteers)

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