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What does being a Campaigns Volunteer mean?

As a Campaigns Volunteer, you will contribute to Quetzal’s mission of providing evidence-based and high-quality support to survivors. You will assist in researching relevant topics, analysing data, and raising awareness about the impact of childhood sexual abuse on individuals and society. Through your efforts, you will play a key role in shaping the future of our organisation and advocating for positive change.

Responsibilities:

1. Research and Analysis:

  • Conduct thorough research on various topics related to childhood sexual abuse, including its psychological, emotional, and social impacts, available treatments, and emerging research.
  • Collect and analyse data from reputable sources, academic journals, and other relevant publications to gather evidence and insights that support our mission.
  • Integrate complex information into clear and concise summaries, reports, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.

2. Advocacy and Awareness:

  • Collaborate with Quetzal’s team to develop advocacy campaigns, initiatives, and educational materials focused on raising awareness about childhood sexual abuse and its impacts.
  • Assist in organising events, workshops, and community outreach programs to promote understanding, empathy, and support for survivors.
  • Share research findings through various mediums, such as blog posts, social media content, and newsletters, to engage our community and increase public knowledge.

3. Collaborative Partnerships:

  • Establish connections with external organizations, researchers, and professionals working in the field of childhood sexual abuse to foster collaboration, share knowledge, and stay updated on current trends and advancements.
  • Represent Quetzal at relevant conferences, seminars, and networking events to expand our network and advocate for improved policies and resources.

4. Continuous Learning and Development:

  • Stay informed about recent developments, best practices, and ethical guidelines in research and advocacy related to survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  • Participate in training sessions, workshops, and meetings to enhance your understanding of the subject matter and develop relevant skills.

Role requirements:

  • Keen interest in issues affecting women
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Empathy, sensitivity, and respect for the experiences of survivors.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, while also being a collaborative team player.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Experience in research, advocacy, or a related field is desirable but not essential.

What will you gain?

  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  • Flexible scheduling options to accommodate your availability.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment.
  • Professional development and learning opportunities within the field of research and advocacy.
  • Networking and collaborative skills with opportunities to make important and life changing connections.
  • Event planning, marketing, and fundraising skills

Other information

This role is not suitable for current clients of Quetzal or anyone who has used our services in the last 12 months due to the potentially triggering nature of the role.

Female applicants only – This post is exempt under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 – We are a women-only group because we believe it is vital that women have safe and supportive spaces where they can come without fear of re-traumatisation to explore their experiences and begin to recover from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

DBS check is required for volunteering with Quetzal. This is free.

 

Request an application form by sending an email to volunteers@quetzal.org.uk

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