Social media savvy volunteers sought to help children

A charity has launched a new appeal for volunteers to help children in need.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 7:00 am
Katy Carmen, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager.

The NSPCC’s new initiative is designed to offer people with a passion for helping children a chance to get involved and spread information about the charity’s work.

The volunteers, called Social Media Champions, will share information and stories about the NSPCC from their own social media accounts.

Katy Carmen, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We know there are lots of people who really want to get involved with our work and make a real impact on the lives of children, but with all the challenges of the last year it’s been difficult for some to commit to long hours, and meetings and events have had to be cancelled or go online.

“We’ve made the roles of volunteer social media champions to give people the opportunity to get involved with the work we do through sharing information with their friends, families and communities online.

“Our social media champions share information about the NSPCC’s work, and the challenges we face to protect children, as well as fundraising activities, appeals and important petitions.

"And they also get to be part of a community of volunteers across the North East, where we have regular meetings and updates, and offer opportunities to learn more about safeguarding children.”

Katy added: “Sharing posts, links or information seems like a small thing, but when you have lots of people championing the rights of children to a safe, happy and healthy childhood we can get our message right across communities and in front of people who may not be aware of some of these issues.”

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