Volunteer Role Digital Content Volunteer (Refugee Festival Scotland 2024)
Time Commitment
  • At least 4 hours per week from early May until 13 June
  • At least six half day shifts between 14-26 June
  • World Refugee Day, on Thursday 20 June, will be a key date in our calendar so it would be great if you could be available then
  • This is a flexible role. Evening and weekend work will be available
Responsible to  Communications Officer
  • Remote working with potential to come into the Scottish Refugee Council office in Glasgow
  • Festival venues to be confirmed
Duration This year Refugee Festival Scotland runs from 14-23 June. We’re looking for someone who can commit to 4 hours each week from the start of May until the festival begins. And at least 6 half-day shifts while the festival is underway.
Closing date Thursday 18 April, 5pm

To see other volunteering opportunities with us and to read our frequently asked questions please visit our volunteering page at

About this role?

Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual Scotland-wide programme of arts, culture, educational, heritage and sporting events coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council. Every summer the festival brings people from different backgrounds together to celebrate the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland and the welcome offered by local communities.

We would like to build a buzz around Refugee Festival Scotland 2024 and make it as welcoming and successful as possible. Digital content plays a key part in this, documenting events as they happen, and sharing a flavour of the festival on our website and social media channels.

This role would suit someone who is studying (or has an interest in) marketing, journalism or communications, and is looking for some hands-on experience.

What will I be doing?

You will create a range of engaging digital content for our websites and social media to help:

  • Promote Refugee Festival Scotland and the programme of events
  • Capture the sights, sounds, colours and atmosphere of Refugee Festival Scotland in fun and creative ways

Tasks on the lead up to the Festival

  • Compile ‘What’s On’ roundups for each day of the festival
  • Draft list blogs eg ‘5 events for foodies’, ’10 family friendly events’, ‘6 events for art lovers’
  • Create social media content to help build excitement and anticipation

Tasks during the Festival

  • Attend an agreed number of festival events, including World Refugee Day on 20 June
  • Capture photos and video clips to share on social media
  • Create social media content – including reels and Instagram stories – highlighting key festival events and activities

What skills or qualities do I need?

  • You must be a great writer with excellent communications skills
  • Experience of creating and sharing varied and engaging content on social media
  • A creative thinker who can come up with original ideas
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and create quality content within a very tight timeframe
  • An interest in arts and community events
  • Ability to work with a range of different people

What do I get out of it?

  • The opportunity to gain valuable digital marketing experience
  • Your content will be seen by thousands of people
  • Attend exciting events and be part of a dynamic team
  • Meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences

How to Apply?

Please give details of any previous experience of creating and sharing social media content in your application.  

Deadline for applications: Thursday 18 April, 5pm.
Please note: we may close application process early if we reach the maximum number of applicants we can interview – please don’t delay applying to avoid disappointment!
Applications are online: Click here to complete the volunteer application form and choose an interview date (interviews will take place during the week beginning 22 April).

Want more information?

Email volunteering@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk or phone us at 0141 248 9799.

Want to find out more about Refugee Festival Scotland 2024?

For more information on Refugee Festival Scotland visit the festival website or contact festival@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk / 0141 248 9799.

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