Host Organisation: RESULTS UK

RESULTS campaigners take action locally to fight global poverty – using their voices to change the world. Through your local group in Macclesfield, join a network of campaigners who are passionate advocates for international development issues.

Opportunity Interests: Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Type of Activity: Campaigning / Lobbying
Location: From Home - Remote Volunteering, Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Outside of Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Staffordshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Northwich, Ellsemere Port, Winsford, Stoke-on-trent
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

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 why not join the RESULTS Birmingham campaign group! RESULTS UK is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that we believe will bring an end to poverty, advocating on issues such as global health and education.

Our campaign groups are connected by a passion to end poverty and to take action to influence political decisions. There are 13 campaign groups, and many individual campaigners, who make up the RESULTS UK grassroots network.

Each month our campaigners take a well-researched campaign action, which is sent out in our action materials. The 'Call to action' each month is often to write and engage with, MPs and Government Ministers. Who you write to depends on who the RESULTS UK policy and parliamentary teams think you can influence the most! There are often also prompts for taking action on social media or local media. Our recent campaigns include global COVID-19 vaccine equity, effective nutrition programmes and an ongoing campaign to save the UK Overseas Development Assistance (ODA, often known as aid) budget!

As well as taking monthly actions, the Birmingham group regularly joins our monthly conference calls. We discuss the focus of that month's campaign action, and hear an update from around the network. We also welcome an expert guest speaker on the topic of the month. The calls are a great opportunity to learn about international development, ask questions, and connect with other campaigners.

It is an exciting time to get involved, meet like-minded people, and join a network of passionate campaigners across the UK!

Check out our Welcome Pack for an overview of what getting involved is all about:
https://www.results.org.uk/guides/welcome-pack-volunteers

Email us at join@results.org.uk. We'd love to hear from you!

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

RESULTS grassroots campaigners are people from all walks of life who want to make a difference. Campaigning with RESULTS plays to your strengths, whether you are interested in helping out at events or you’re a social media whizz, there are lots of different ways to get involved and build your skills. As long as you've got an interest in the issues we campaign on, we can support you to become an active advocate. We’d love to hear from you!

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

We can reimburse travel expenses.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Volunteers will receive support from their local in Cheshire from how to write a letter to your MP, to how best to campaign on certain issues. There is also support from the national network available, as well as from the RESULTS UK team. Our groups, spread right across the UK, meet monthly to learn about the issues we care about and take action. Every month we share materials that introduce the campaigns we are working on, why they matter and what exactly you can do to make a difference – whether it’s writing letters or emails to MPs and ministers, or organising a local event in your community. Volunteers always have a point of contact for support and this is a very sociable volunteer opportunity.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Volunteers can attend monthly RESULTS UK conference calls to hear from experts on the issues we are campaigning about and also attend a national conference. RESULTS UK volunteers also have the opportunity to attend workshops and training sessions run by campaign coalitions and other organisations. Local groups and the national network can support volunteers in learning new skills and experiences.