There are a variety of potential projects available within the field of social services and non-profit management. Projects are established as needs dictate.
The Ca(I)re (Putting the “I” into Care) program helps care-givers in Edinburgh maintain their own good health and general well-being and enable them to fulfill their caring role. This is achieved through:
- free educational, recreational and therapeutic courses
- open days
- an advice and information service
- weekly drop in support sessions
The services offered address the needs of care-givers in a holistic manner by providing short breaks away from their caring responsibilities, peer support, emotional support, practical support, information, and educational & learning opportunities. The purpose of these courses and events is to give care-givers the chance to remove themselves from their caring role for a few hours and simultaneously develop their individual skills and interests. They are provided at venues across Edinburgh.
Activities for the intern:
- will assist the staff in supporting care-givers
- will help care-givers complete outcome based evaluations and help to compile this information
- will also assist in the general operations of the Centre
Marketing and Fundraising
The Eric Liddell Centre wishes to organize more successful fundraising events, and write more persuasive applications to British charitable trusts. As most fundraising work involves encouraging others to raise money for the charity, the intern will mainly be asked to:
- making up event posters and leaflets to advertise events
- promoting the events to the media using social media, writing press releases, and undertaking public speaking in front of Rotary Clubs and other organizations
- taking bookings and sending out event correspondence
- providing additional support to the Fundraising Manager to help the Centre organize and run series of fundraising events and also help in the research into new charitable
- trusts data inputting event participant’s details into a database
In addition to giving the intern a solid introduction to events fundraising and marketing, the role will also give the intern a good grounding in how to do research in trusts fundraising. It will also build experience in using a standard database: a skill which many charities are asking for an interview.