Volunteering Opportunities

Wendover Community News CIC (Wendover News)

Wendover News is a community-owned, not for profit organisation which is run and staffed mainly by volunteers.

As well as publishing the popular free monthly full colour magazine, we intend to expand the online version to serve the community better. In doing so, our aim is to help aspiring writers and influencers to understand the basic disciplines of journalism and give students contemplating media careers real experience of print and online content production processes. As a social enterprise, it will enable would-be entrepreneurs to learn the realities of running a business as part of the team. Mid-career managers can gain an understanding of what it means to be a board member.

Together, we can also help parents and carers getting back to work to regain their confidence by being part of the team; young adults fill their CVs with quality experience – and give school leavers something to talk about when they attend their first job interview. All that relies on us having more volunteers. Get in contact and see if you could be one of them!

See: Wendovernews.co.uk

Contact details

Richard Byford, Director, 07340 993802 or getinvolved@wendovernews.org

Current vacancies

  • Deliverer (your area only, or ‘emergency cover’)
  • Deliverer (emergency cover)
  • Designer/typographer advisor print/online
  • Distribution and logistics co-ordinator (role-share)
  • Distributor (driver)
  • Online developers/advisors
  • Photographers x 3
  • Social media content creator x 4
  • Volunteer lead/HR trustee
  • Volunteer manager, administration

Special requirements

DBS check required for some positions.

Selection process

 Taster sessions, informal conversation, references required for some positions.

Time commitment

Totally flexible, pre-agreed rota, specific time-bounded projects.

Training/induction

Training provided if appropriate, training/social workshops, coaching and mentoring.

‘Perks’, benefits and role-related resources

Working from home (we have no office)! Certified work experience log for future employers. Please note that we are currently unable to provide work experience or placements for people under the age of 18 and cannot guarantee consistent periods of involvement to qualify for DofE or Kings Scout/Guide volunteering elements – yet…