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Public Engagement Volunteer

Plan International IrelandDublinVolunteer
Founded over 80 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. We work in 70 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
At Plan International Ireland, everything we do supports children and young people in claiming their rights. But we can’t do this without listening to them and including them in decisions about our work. We work not only for children and young people, but with them as partners. By hearing the voices of young people and involving them in our work, we can make sure that everything we do has the greatest possible impact.
We will work to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and boys, especially where there is disadvantage and urgent need. But girls are disproportionately disadvantaged compared to boys, whether in education, health, work or family life. By challenging the root causes of inequalities we will achieve large-scale changes, because gender equality will secure a better world for all children.
General Description of the Role
Working with the Public Engagement Team, you will be supporting the Donor Relations Officer to co-ordinate communications between children and their sponsors. In addition to this, the volunteer will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of our public engagement work - helping out with events, conducting research, and supporting with fundraising and communications.
This role would suit someone with an interest in supporting children in the developing world, and who has a passion for education, human rights, and gender equality. In particular, the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about communicating Plan’s overseas development work with supporters and the general public.

Donor care
You will act as the mediator of communications between our donors and the children they sponsor around the world. You will be screening all letters and gifts for compliance with our guidelines on sponsor and child communications. You will be responsible for sorting, packing, and posting all sponsor and sponsor child letters.
In this role you will develop highly desired professionals skills in operating CRM systems, as well as getting a great insight into fundraising, including recruiting and maintaining supporters.

Skills, Experience and Qualities required

Computer literate
Fluency in English
Strong attention to detail
Understanding and willingness to learn about our commitment to child and youth safeguarding
A passion to become involved in all public engagement activities
A genuine interest in the development or humanitarian sector

Hours: 7 hours per week (hours negotiable)
Duration: Minimum of six months
Expenses: Plan International Ireland covers travel expenses to and from our office.
How do I apply?
If interested in this role then please submit your CV with a cover note detailing your suitability for the role
This document is not intended to be an exhaustive role description - it serves only as an overview of the role.
Plan is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives.
Any candidate offered a role with Plan will be expected to sign Plan's Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require police/Garda vetting.

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