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RESULTS Grassroots Volunteer (Campaigner) at RESULTS UK

RESULTS’ vision is a world free from poverty by 2030. This is an ambitious vision, but shared by people and countries around the world, in the Sustainable Development Goals. We want to achieve this goal by using our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to global poverty.

We believe that you have the power as an individual, and as a constituent of your local MP, to use your voice to end global poverty by influencing decision-makers such as Government Ministers.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

Our campaigners speak and act powerfully within their communities, building relationships with their MPs and making requests to the UK Government and other decision makers. They coordinate with their local group to take action and with other groups across the UK. Volunteers are connected by an interest and passion to end global poverty; and attend training events, action days and social events. They learn about a variety of issues over time and develop their advocacy skills to push for an end to global poverty.

Each month there is a well-researched and campaign action you can take, which is sent out in our action materials. Our action materials include the context of the campaign, additional information, tips and guidance. The 'Call to action' each month is often to write to, and engage with MPs and Government Ministers. Who you write to depends on who RESULTS UK think you can influence the most! There are often also prompts for taking action on social media or local media.

Generally, group members work together to plan how to take action and carry out different campaigning activities. Some groups have a blog; some are active on social media; while others run local events. All groups write regular letters - the mainstay action of the network - for example, to MPs or newspapers. There is a lot of flexibility, and your ideas and skills will be welcome!

What induction, training and support is offered?

-Monthly action materials and a monthly grassroots conference call so you can gain knowledge on the topic we are taking action on, and hear from an expert speaker
-Ongoing support from your group and the Grassroots team
-Advocacy training days throughout the year, and an annual national conference, run by RESULTS UK
-News and regular updates including other trainings and events to attend

What skills or qualities are needed?

Are you passionate about ending global poverty?
Do you have a couple of hours a month spare?
Do you want to meet like-minded people?
Do you want to gain skills in campaigning and advocacy?

Then you have everything you need to start campaigning with us!

More info
Date added

14th June 2021

Organisation

RESULTS UK

Deadline for applications

30 Nov 2021

Categories

A campaigning group

Activities

Advocacy/advice Research/media/campaigning Volunteering as part of a team

Disabled access?

No

Expenses paid?

Yes

Childcare available?

No

Contact name

Ruthie Walters

More info »

https://www.results.org.uk/get-involved