Volunteer for NWR as a New Group Organiser!

Do you have a passion for organising social groups and meeting new people? Want a flexible voluntary role that allows you to make a difference to peoples’ lives? Then this is for you!

We are looking for volunteers who enjoy meeting and talking to new people, are familiar with using social media and have excellent administration and IT skills. In a nutshell, we’re looking for a “people person” who is comfortable with a spreadsheet and social media!

What is NWR?

NWR is a membership organisation for women that has been bringing women together for over 60 years for social activities. We provide an opportunity for women to meet to take part in informal discussions and other fun activities to promote friendship, self-education and confidence.

We hear from many members about how much joy NWR membership has brought to their lives; the friendships formed, companionship and wide-ranging conversations held. We want to reach more women to give them this opportunity.

What would I do?

Following the success of the new groups in Hertfordshire, we are recruiting volunteers across the country to set up new NWR groups in their area.

These NWR groups will meet for conversation and informal discussions in a local pub or bar with a set theme – this theme acts as an icebreaker and ensures that no two meetings feel the same! Themes could cover a wide range of topics and are designed to be light-hearted and an opener for conversations that could lead anywhere (and usually do!).

Your role would be to run the group: promote it, schedule and run the meetings and respond to enquiries.

Tasks and responsibilities
• Identify town/city to base group in
• Write and launch social media campaign to recruit members using templates provided by NWR
• Respond to enquiries and maintain lists of those interested in attending. Keep them informed of group activities
• Schedule meetings, identify topics and book the venue
• Lead the meetings, ensuring that everyone is made to feel welcome and has an opportunity to contribute if they want to. Promote the benefits of NWR membership.
• Create material to promote the group eg. posting a write up of the meeting online.

The amount of time spent on the role will vary from week to week. It is estimated that the role will require 10 hours a month, which includes time spent at your meetings. The hours worked are flexible and can fit in with your existing commitments.

This is what I’m looking for! How do I apply?

Please email Cath Heslop at cath.heslop[at]nwr.org.uk explaining why you’re interested in the role, outlining relevant experience and what skills you can bring. Or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, we’d be happy to talk to you about the role!

This opportunity is open to women living in the UK over the age of 18 who are able to travel to the meetings in the evening.

Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

You will be provided with full training and support from NWR staff and will be part of a friendly and supportive network of volunteers from across the country.