Gamer Adviser

Gamer Adviser

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Community-based role

Time commitment: Ongoing

Skills required:
A keen interest in gaming
Ability to collate information and communicate to the team

Why we need you

We're looking for keen gamers to help us keep on top of the latest trends, releases and events and to help us engage with different communities.

Summary

Make-A-Wish UK grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. A wish gives a desperately ill child and their family time away from the daily struggles of living with a serious condition. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish has turned the wishes of more than 14,000 seriously ill children into realities – creating memories to treasure forever, whatever the future may hold.

Many of our children’s wishes are related to computer games – from wishing to have gaming equipment to meeting their favourite streamer or even being a developer for a day. Gaming can be hugely empowering for an ill child – giving them time and space to be themselves, without the confines of their condition. We already have some great relationships with gamer communities and we’re looking to extend that network to help us raise funds and enhance wishes.

What will I be doing?

  • Researching the UK games market and providing regular updates to the Make-A-Wish team

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • A keen interest in gaming
  • Ability to collate information and communicate to the team

Competencies

Communication, Initiative

How much time do I need to commit?

2-3 hours a week. You can do this from home at any time.

What support will I be given?

  • Induction training
  • Ongoing support from dedicated volunteer manager
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses for travel

What will I get from volunteering?

  • New skills
  • Part of a team
  • Sense of achievement developing a innovative fundraising programme

Where will I be based?

You’ll be home based but would be welcome to come to the hub to feedback in person.

If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact the Volunteering team on 0118 304 2777.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested where required

Make-A-Wish is committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as it’s important that our trustees, employees, ambassadors and volunteers reflect the communities we serve at every level within the organisation.

All volunteer roles are subject to an informal interview and two satisfactory references.

Apply for this volunteer opportunity

If you are interested in applying for this volunteer role, please complete the following application form and we will be in touch shortly.