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Scottish Rural Action (SRA) aims to be a powerful voice for the people of rural Scotland. We were established in 2013 as a non-profit organisation to deliver the Scottish Rural Parliament and build the foundations for a longer term rural movement.
The next stage in our development is to build our grass-roots presence and influence by engaging volunteers in our campaigns on issues prioritised by rural communities. In 2017-18 these are digital connectivity, land, business, transport and democracy and governance.
We are seeking volunteers willing to promote the work of SRA by campaigning in their local area (or further afield). Campaigning could include attending events, distributing promotional material, speaking at events/schools/colleges etc., supporting the work of local network meetings and/or any other methods of promoting the key messages of SRA identified/agreed upon by the volunteer and SRA staff contact.
The main purpose of this volunteer role is to co-ordinate locally based Network Meetings on behalf of SRA and raise the profile of SRA through a variety of methods. The purpose of the network meetings will be to campaign on issues of local importance and consult with communities on rural issues. We welcome applications from everyone, and are particularly keen to hear from young and older people and people already involved with projects or campaigns in their local community.
Working Group Member
Scottish Rural Action has a range of Working Groups that meet online to discuss the key issues and challenges in relation to the Working Group topic. The current Working Groups are:
-Business and Enterprise Suport
-Land, Land Reform and Climate Change
-Local Democracy and Governance
The aim of the Working Groups is to influence external policy and influence decision makers. As a Working Group Member, you will contribute to the online discussions within the group, take forward actions from the group and implement them where appropriate, and to liaise with the Chair of the Working Group and other group members to arrange meeting times, and contribute to ongoing discussions.
“How to run a rural campaign” Training
30/03/17-31/03/17 at Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Download the “How to run a rural campaign” training presentation here.
If you have any questions about volunteering with Scottish Rural Action, please contact Fiona Thompson by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07388 907367.