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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Treasurer

Bristol Women’s Voice is recruiting for a new Treasurer.

Could that be you?

You can find the role description for the Treasurer role here.

We are looking for a woman passionate about gender equity with a background in finance to support the board of trustees to have overarching financial responsibility for the organisation.

In addition, as a Trustee, you will:

  • Oversee the direction, performance and governance of the charity, including through participating in an annual strategic planning day
  • Play an active role in supporting the charity’s work through involvement with others in your area of expertise attending events e.g. International Women’s Day event;
  • Provide advice and guidance and supporting ad hoc pieces of work
  • Induction and training will be provided and new trustees will have the opportunity to buddy with a more experienced trustee to support confidence and development.

 

For more information, click here.

The deadline for applications is on-going and so you can apply any time. We aim to get back to you within one week of hearing from you to ask you for an informal follow up conversation. After this we will invite you to attend one of our meetings to see if you think we’re a good fit.

If you’d like to arrange an informal chat about the role before applying, you can contact Carole, co-chair, on chair@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk or Katy, Director, on director@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk 

International Women’s Day Volunteers

Help make our flagship annual event happen!

Every year, on the Saturday closest to International Women’s Day in March, we organise an enormous event in central Bristol, celebrating everything wonderful about the women of our city.

This is a mammoth project and requires an enormous amount of volunteers to help make the day happen.

Roles range from:

  • stewarding;
  • helping to set up rooms;
  • taking photos;
  • helping to organise some of the sessions
  • and many other possibilities

We recruit most of our roles closer to the time, but If you’re interested or have experience in project or event management- we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more, contact us: info@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk 

Why Get Involved

The work Bristol Women’s Voice does cannot be achieved without the support, experience, time and commitment given by our brilliant volunteers. We ensure the time you spend with us is an enjoyable experience, and we support you to learn new skills that will help you in your future work and life.

Bristol Women’s Voice has a number of projects that offer a variety of rewarding volunteering opportunities and we would love you to work with us.

Volunteering FAQ

Bristol Women’s voice is committed to:

  • Providing you with an induction, training and support throughout your volunteer experience.
  • Providing a named person who will be your point of contact, who will discuss your volunteering, any achievements and issues arising on a regular basis.
  • Being flexible in relation to your volunteering hours
  • Reimbursing agreed out-of-pocket expenses following procedures set out in our Expenses Policy.
  • Ensuring that all volunteers are treated fairly and in accordance with our Equality and Diversity Policy.
  • Trying to resolve fairly any issues or difficulties you may have whilst you volunteer with us.

As a Volunteer you will have the opportunity to get involved in some of these areas:

  • Admin support
  • Producing you tube videos for campaigns
  • Fund raisers
  • Helping with event administration
  • Social media and emails.
  • Updating & analysing social media & website traffic
  • Blog writer
  • Researching information for projects & events
  • Planning events & meetings
  • Admin Office Support
  • Coms & Social media assistants
  • Graphic Designers
  • Community Engagement Volunteers
  • Peer Support Buddies
  • Photographers
  • International Women Day 2018
  • Events Reporters
  • Intern

Katie’s Story

Volunteer

When I started my Masters at Bristol University this September, Bristol was totally new to me but I quickly heard about the work BWV do to represent and promote women’s voices in the city. As I’m studying Gender and International Relations, I was keen to build some work experience and contribute to an organisation working in this area. The range of events, campaigns and projects BWV runs and supports really appealed to me.

There is a great focus on the mutual benefits of volunteering between the charity and volunteers. I’ve had a chance to speak on behalf of BWV and participate in a host of events, co-design visual materials, attend training on period poverty, develop my social media publicity skills, and help coordinate our mental health and maternity discrimination workshops. Currently, I’m helping organise International Women’s Day in Bristol, which promises to be a fantastic event.

As BWV is a locally focused, small organisation, volunteers have the opportunity to participate in gender equality activism in a wide variety of roles, no matter what past experience you have. Due to the flexibility, I’ve been able to volunteer alongside full time study. Now is a great time to start as there are many volunteering opportunities for International Women’s Day available.”

Hannah’s Story

Reporter

My name is Hannah Hier and I am one of the volunteer reporters for BWV. I am 17 years old and currently studying for my A levels and hope to continue studying English Language into the future. I have been involved in youth politics and was the Youth Mayor of Bristol for a year, as well as being a keen women’s rights campaigner. I love music and play the piano as a hobby.

Martha’s Story

Volunteer

I have lived in Bristol for most of my life and I love this city. Recently, I have been reading more and more about the amazing work of activists trying to overcome institutionalised gender-inequality in the UK. Bristol Women’s Voice helped me get involved in trying to make a difference. I was drawn to the range of good projects it organises. I have been volunteering with BWV since November 2018. I have been working mainly on BWV’s Maternity Discrimination Project. I also assisted with the International Women’s Day event in March. I hope to help make Bristol a more inclusive place for all women.  

Laura’s Story

Reporter

I am very new to Bristol as I have just moved here recently – I love it so far! I currently work as a writer, but I have a background in support work and mental health research. I have a strong interest in gender issues, and I run a feminist book club in my Dorset hometown.

I was really excited when I came across the volunteer writer and reporter role at Bristol Women’s voice. I was keen to get involved with an organisation that does so much to raise the voices of women, and was impressed by the variety of projects they are involved in. My role will involve interviewing and reporting on events relevant to women across the city. As a Bristol newbie, I’m looking forward to getting to know the area better through my role. If you’re interested, I strongly encourage you to do the same and get involved!

Nicoletta’s Story

Volunteer

My name is Nicoletta and I have been volunteering with Bristol Women’s Voice since February. I studied law in Bristol and am currently working as a paralegal in the city. I got involved with Bristol Women’s Voice as I am keen to contribute to their vital goal of supporting and empowering women, through raising awareness and campaigning on gendered based issues, and giving women a platform to be heard. My volunteering involved managing social media during the International Women’s Day Event 2019 and I have since ran workshops on maternity rights in employment.

Paola’s Story

Reporter

I moved to Bristol from Italy in September 2017 to study at the University of Bristol. After successfully completing my International Law and International Relations LLM, I decided to stay in Bristol because I love the inclusivity and kindness I experience everyday in this community. I started volunteering as a reporter from BWV in October 2018 and I am grateful for the chance this wonderful organisation gave me to explore women’s experiences and spread support for local feminist initiatives

Joana’s Story

Website Management

My name is Joana and I’m originally from Portugal, I’ve been helping BWV with their website management since May 2019. I help make sure the website keeps up to date with every amazing project we have on. It’s a great opportunity to build my confidence and use my WordPress skills for a good cause. I feel grateful to have found such a positive and supporting community in BWV and can not recommend them enough.  

Emma’s Story

Reporter

I have been volunteering for BWV since November 2018, to gain some experience as a Community Reporter. Since then I have covered some really interesting events and workshops such as female street sex work and period poverty with the charities One25 and No More Taboo. BWV has supported me during my anxiety and depression by helping me to feel empowered and find a sense of solidarity within Bristol’s community of wonderful women. I cannot thank the team enough for their genuine compassion and guidance which has allowed me to unapologetically follow my values. Volunteering for BWV has been more rewarding and inspiring than I could have imagined.  

Joan’s Story

Volunteer

I have been volunteering for Bristol Women’s Voice since October 2018 and found the experience very rewarding and valuable. The people I have been involved with in various events have been very helpful, which has enabled me to increase my confidence and ability to learn new skills. One of the events I found extremely exciting and interesting was Women’s Menopause, which relates to my own personal experience of going through the menopause at the age of 51. I did a small speech outlining what it is like going through the changes at my age, which was hosted by Lauren Shearon who is actively involved in Women’s Menopause. Her Head Office is located at the City Farm in Bedminster, Bristol. I have also been volunteering for Bristol Women’s Voice by helping in the office by doing various Administrative duties to develop my IT skills and communication skills in an office environment, which has been a vast improvement for work experience to get me back into active employment

Paula’s Story

Videomaker

Paula Romero González is a journalist and filmmaker with experience in international cooperation and a young researcher in gender studies. She has worked for local and national newspapers, as well as for the international press in Colombia or Peru. Currently, she works on different audiovisual documentaries and short films with a gender perspective and often collaborates with associations in the defense of freedom, migration and human rights. Paula is a volunteer at BWV since January and participates with different videos for our web and social media.

Edona’s Story

Volunteer

I am Edona,a highly motivated person and always try my best when something is given or choose to do. I am passionate about what I do. I am ambitious and driven. I try to be very organised and I would definitely consider myself as people’s person. Volunteering for Bristol women’s voice has give me the rest opportunity to meet amazing and incredibly encouraging women as well as giving me a boost on my passion for photography, which in the future plans might very well be a full time job

Mireya’s Story

Photographer

I specialise in women portraiture, it is a subject that I find inspiring to work with as a great portrait can be empowering. Volunteering for Bristol women’s voice has opened up new possibilities for my work as a photographer, however producing work that is not only visually interesting but also tells a story has become more than a job, more like a passion that I hope to nurture through my time with BWV. I began volunteering as an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and to grow personally through new challenges. I have since developed an awareness of the community that BWV represents, bringing together different social and cultural backgrounds. I have also become more involved in the life that goes on in Bristol through exploration of its locations, scenarios and the emotions and stories shared in them