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🚨 We need you! 🚨 Shape how we build community at The Mix | Youth Voice Opportunity ✨

GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 570 Incredible Poster
edited October 2023 in We Need You
Heey everyone,

We have an exciting opportunity to let you all know about :3...

As part of our 2023/24 strategy, we are looking to enhance that feeling of 'community' at The Mix. To do this, we are looking to expand our online community across our social media channels, website, support groups and discussion boards. This community will be built on these values: Fun, Useful & Connection.

Our goals 👇

We want the roll-out of our new strategy to be youth-led and to be providing young people with a high level of support, whether people engage with us across our discussion boards, support groups, or on social media. To do this, we want to take a lot of what we do well on the boards and translate this over to socials!

For example, we want to enhance our social media so that when young people come to our Instagram or TikTok, it's not just about reading our content, but also engaging in discussions and supportive conversations in the comments, and taking part in fun activations (such as quizzes or activities run on our stories).

What is the Community Strategy Youth Voice Group? 🤔

To help inform and shape this work, we’re launching a youth voice group, which I'll be leading 💛, to focus on our Community Strategy.

As part of this group, you will work with The Mix’s team to design elements of our new community strategy across our social media channels and other online community spaces such as our Support Groups and Discussion Boards to help reach young people in a way that works for them.

The kinds of things you might help us with could include: shaping new volunteering roles, shaping new activities to run across our social media and community spaces, designing content or engagement ideas for social media.

You will attend monthly Zoom meetings to shape and plan the role out of the strategy, and will be involved in testing new ideas. Whilst we encourage people to have their cameras on, you're more than welcome to have it off and talk using the mic or type in the chat.

What are we looking for from you? 🤩
  • Must be aged 15-25 and based in the UK. Those under 18 will need parental consent.
  • Someone who either uses social media (Instagram and TikTok) AND/OR is a member of our current online community.
  • To be able to access the internet for monthly meetings.
  • Be enthusiastic about representing the voices of young people.
  • Be creative in ways we can build community.
  • A minimum commitment of 1 year.

What can you expect from us? 🥰
  • Experience of teamwork.
  • Opportunities to work alongside our skilled staff to upskill yourself.
  • After six months with us, we’ll happily provide you with a reference
  • Opportunities that fit your personal interests and support with adding this to your CV.
  • Optional opportunity to join sessions to shape our campaigns and content themes.

Interested in getting involved? 👋

We think you'd all be really amazing people to have on board! 🌟

Apply for our Community Strategy Youth Voice Group here! There are some typical application form questions to help us learn more about your interests, ideas & skills.

Questions? 🙋‍♀️

Feel free to comment below or shoot us a DM ✨.

Oh and also we need a new name... Community Strategy Group doesn't quite have the ring to it we'd like. That might be a first task for members of the group!

Any burning new name suggestions, leave them below 🌟
.

Ta all & have a wonderful day!
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  • Amy22Amy22 Posts: 3,944 Community Veteran
    This sounds like a brilliant idea, I will be working in October so unfortunately I may not be able to take part of this though I can help with the name suggestions. I think the name Young Voices: Loud and Proud sounds cool or theres also Young Voices: Be Heard. I think this would be a brilliant opportunity for young people to get together and talk about things important to them and how to make the mix community even more fantastic!
    Just a person who likes pop culture and films
  • GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 570 Incredible Poster
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, @Amy22! Glad to hear you think it'll be a valuable group <3.

    In terms of the commitment, it will be one meeting a month on Zoom with the first meeting likely to take place on a Saturday morning at the end of October. Although we'll see what availability is like across the group and going forward we can alter timings of our meetings to best suit everyone involved.

    So you are more than welcome to apply if you're interested :).

    Also loving the name suggestions - loud and proud is a great one :3!
  • GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 570 Incredible Poster
    Thank you so much for applying, @Morgyn007. That's no worries, like I mentioned to Amy, the commitment will only be one meeting a month on Zoom with the first meeting likely to take place near the end of October on a Saturday. But we can always alter the timings of our monthly meetings to suit availability :)
  • GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 570 Incredible Poster
    We're still open for applications for this wonderful opportunity to join our new Community Strategy Group! The deadline has been further extended - so apply here before 9am Monday 16th October: https://forms.office.com/e/v6rGg32Ntd

    We'd love to see some applications from the community! :star:
  • GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 570 Incredible Poster
    Just bumping this again as a reminder! We'd love to have some of you lovely people as part of our group <3
  • AifeAife Community Manager Posts: 3,029 Boards Guru
    Hello everyone!

    We're still looking for volunteers to be part of our new community strategy group! Applications close on Monday so do make sure to apply soon. We'd love to have you part of our group <3

    If you have any questions at all, do let us know. :)
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
  • independent_independent_ Community Champion Posts: 8,611 Legendary Poster
    replying so I remember to do this tomorrow
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 570 Incredible Poster
    Amazing to hear you'd like to apply @independent_!! Looking forward to seeing your application <3

    Just bumping this too for anyone else interested in applying! Applications close Monday :)
  • cc_ilariacc_ilaria Posts: 79 Budding Regular
    Gemma wrote: »
    Heey everyone,

    We have an exciting opportunity to let you all know about :3...

    As part of our 2023/24 strategy, we are looking to enhance that feeling of 'community' at The Mix. To do this, we are looking to expand our online community across our social media channels, website, support groups and discussion boards. This community will be built on these values: Fun, Useful & Connection.

    Our goals 👇

    We want the roll-out of our new strategy to be youth-led and to be providing young people with a high level of support, whether people engage with us across our discussion boards, support groups, or on social media. To do this, we want to take a lot of what we do well on the boards and translate this over to socials!

    For example, we want to enhance our social media so that when young people come to our Instagram or TikTok, it's not just about reading our content, but also engaging in discussions and supportive conversations in the comments, and taking part in fun activations (such as quizzes or activities run on our stories).

    What is the Community Strategy Youth Voice Group? 🤔

    To help inform and shape this work, we’re launching a youth voice group, which I'll be leading 💛, to focus on our Community Strategy.

    As part of this group, you will work with The Mix’s team to design elements of our new community strategy across our social media channels and other online community spaces such as our Support Groups and Discussion Boards to help reach young people in a way that works for them.

    The kinds of things you might help us with could include: shaping new volunteering roles, shaping new activities to run across our social media and community spaces, designing content or engagement ideas for social media.

    You will attend monthly Zoom meetings to shape and plan the role out of the strategy, and will be involved in testing new ideas. Whilst we encourage people to have their cameras on, you're more than welcome to have it off and talk using the mic or type in the chat.

    What are we looking for from you? 🤩
    • Must be aged 15-25 and based in the UK. Those under 18 will need parental consent.
    • Someone who either uses social media (Instagram and TikTok) AND/OR is a member of our current online community.
    • To be able to access the internet for monthly meetings.
    • Be enthusiastic about representing the voices of young people.
    • Be creative in ways we can build community.
    • A minimum commitment of 1 year.

    What can you expect from us? 🥰
    • Experience of teamwork.
    • Opportunities to work alongside our skilled staff to upskill yourself.
    • After six months with us, we’ll happily provide you with a reference
    • Opportunities that fit your personal interests and support with adding this to your CV.
    • Optional opportunity to join sessions to shape our campaigns and content themes.

    Interested in getting involved? 👋

    We think you'd all be really amazing people to have on board! 🌟

    Apply for our Community Strategy Youth Voice Group here! There are some typical application form questions to help us learn more about your interests, ideas & skills.

    Questions? 🙋‍♀️

    Feel free to comment below or shoot us a DM ✨.

    Oh and also we need a new name... Community Strategy Group doesn't quite have the ring to it we'd like. That might be a first task for members of the group!

    Any burning new name suggestions, leave them below 🌟
    .

    Ta all & have a wonderful day!

    Oh my goshhh!!! I love this so so much and would love to be involved :)) it looks amazing, thank you Gemma 💜 some random name suggestions - Youth Connect, Future Voices, Youth Content Crafting Crafting group/ Content Crafters.

    This is a fab idea ! I hope you have a lovely day
  • GemmaGemma Community Manager Posts: 570 Incredible Poster
    edited November 2023
    Hey @cc_ilaria thanks so much for your interest in joining the group. These are such lovely name suggestions too! <3

    I'll drop you an email to follow up on your application :).
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