Volunteer with the SRSH committee
We are opening a highly competitive opportunity to work with SRSH to support our growth and development. For all of the positions outlined below, you will be fully supported. To apply please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Each of these roles takes on responsibility for managing part of the project as we develop and expand. While volunteers will have very spcific roles, you will also become part of the SRSH committee.
Key Group Liaison
We are looking for a few volunteers to get involved in maintaining communication with our groups. We run skype meetings regularly with groups to touch base and check that all is well. The Group Liaisons would be responsible for scheduling and running these meetings. Each Group Liaison would also be responsible for staying in touch with a few groups. To take on this role you need good communication skills, enthusiasm and a pinch of passion. We need you to keep our group volunteers enthusiastic, committed and happy! This role puts you right in the centre of our operation, ensuring that existing groups are running smoothly. This makes it perfect for a bit of hands on experience from the comfort of your own room. You would also be able to schedule meetings, enabling you to work around other commitments.
As it says on the tin! We need to make sure that we stay on top of our internet communication. This means checking our website is up to date, contacting groups to ensure that the details they have provided are accurate, and generally making sure that the pages are attractive. We are working towards a website that jumps out at you as well as being factual and interesting. To develop this further and maintain this we are looking for a volunteer to help out. We use Weebly as a webhosting platform – this means that while programming knowledge is very welcome, it is by no means necessary! With a bit of patience anyone can get the hang of how we do our online communication. We just need a volunteer who is committed, organised and happy to make their own decisions on a project.
Research and Development Manager
Want a bit of experience conducing qualitative analysis and survey studies? This is really what this role is. While it will bring you into the SRSH world (a fantastic place to be volunteering!) and will let you really contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the national situation regarding students with eating disorders, the practice this role will offer is the most valuable. We already conduct a range of evaluation surveys. We need someone who would like access to the data from these to play around and see what they are telling us. You would also be welcome to launch your own surveys, change our existing ones and generally go out there to find answers to questions about student mental health. You need to be interested in research to do this, however our project founder is a psychology DPhil student and more than happy to spend some time showing you the ropes and improving your skill set.
We are looking for some talkative, vibrant and passionate individuals to help get the message of SRSH out there. This could be by writing regular pieces about SRSH or mental health in general to be published in student papers or online blogs. You may want to go on local radio to talk about the project. Perhaps you have a graphic eye and could develop our publicity from an aesthetic point of view. If you think you can write, draw, shout or generally get people’s attention, please think about getting involved. Mental health is a neglected area, the more noise we can make the better!
Yes, we want one of these too. As our committee grows it is important for us to have a logical and sensible individual to make some notes and attempt to organise us all! If you think you could help out – it would be much appreciated.
Our Knowledge Bank
A bit wanky we know, but we really do love brain storms. As we develop we know that the more voices we listen to, the stronger we will be. If you would like to discuss ideas about mental health and improving access to support or reducing stigma, your brain would be much appreciated! We will be running regular committee meetings to discuss our development and your role would be to come along and bounce ideas around with us. Sounds a bit simplistic we know – but it is incredibly helpful!