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Bristol Local Food Fund Volunteer Team Member

Bristol Local Food Fund
Bristol, or remote, but ideally with strong links to Bristol.

Posted: 26 Jan 2024

Deadline: 10 Mar 2024

Compensation: Volunteer

Unpaid Volunteer Part-time Remote working

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About Bristol Local Food Fund

Bristol has an amazing food and drink culture, but 1 in 12 homes in the city struggles to access enough food to eat. This problem is called ‘food insecurity’.

There are so many brilliant community food projects in Bristol tackling food insecurity, but they need funding and support.

That’s why Bristol Local Food Fund exists. It’s a new fund for community food projects that are helping to build a fairer food system in our city.

The fund will prioritise people and communities that are most in need, giving access to good quality, affordable and culturally appropriate food.

The funds will be allocated by a Citizens Panel, made up of local people with experience of food insecurity.

In 2024, BLFF aims to raise £150,000 and we’ll be appealing to people and businesses across Bristol for support. 

Role Title: BLFF Volunteer Team member

Objectives of role To support the Bristol Local Food Fund to achieve its funding target of £150,000 in 2024. 

Activities could include:

  • Writing and editing copy for promotional materials on both BLFF channels and partner channels - e.g. short articles, blog posts or newsletters (Mailchimp), emails and social media posts.
  • Designing and scheduling digital content creation for social media - Facebook, Twitter/X, Instagram, LinkedIn. e.g. Creating and scheduling engaging posts using image, illustration and video content.
  • Social media advertising, via Meta and LinkedIn, including PPC. 
  • Communications with partners and supporters to generate support for BLFF.
  • Project planning and management
  • Working as part of a team - using G-suite (Google docs & sheets), Slack
  • Website design and maintenance using Wix, including SEO, UX, UI.
  • Design, production and distribution of printed materials across the city.
  • Networking - particularly with key city stakeholders, the food sector and community/charity/voluntary/social enterprise in Bristol
  • Administrative duties such as organising files, maintaining up to date contact records, using online platforms and systems effectively
  • Attending meetings online - Google Meet
  • Communicating and collaborating with the rest of the Volunteer Team, as well as supporters, and partners via email, phone, video call, instant messenger or social media

The name of the person who the volunteer reports to You will report and be supported by the BLFF Project Manager and collaborate with the current Campaign Volunteer Team

Volunteering hours: 4 hours per week, ideally spanning from January - December 2024 but flexible according to the stage of the project and capacity of volunteers..

How the role fits in with the work of the organisation

The volunteer team will work closely together with the Project Manager/Founder to deliver the vital work of growing BLFF’s fundraising efforts, in order to reducing the impacts of food insecurity in communities that experience it most severely.

We will have a team catch up meeting online once a week Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm to discuss, plan and agree our activities.

BLFF’s vision is to create a city where everyone can access good quality affordable food, regardless of their situation or background. The project is committed to supporting community food projects that help to tackle food insecurity and improve access to good quality, affordable food. BLFF recognises that structural inequalities - economic, ethnicity, ability, age, geography play a significant role in creating and sustaining disadvantage. BLFF will support diversity, equity and inclusion in all it’s work - and will be honest and open where the project falls short and make efforts to improve. We strongly welcome applications from people from a diversity of backgrounds, regardless of age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, sex or educational background.

Application information

Please email: bristollocalfoodfund@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.

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About Bristol Local Food Fund

Bristol Local Food Fund is a new fund that will support community food projects that are helping to build a fairer food system in Bristol. The fund will prioritise people and communities that are most in need, giving access to good quality, affordable and culturally appropriate food. To kick-start the fund, we want to raise £100,000 with a Crowdfunder campaign, so we’re asking Bristol for support.