New Volunteering Opportunity: Community Reporters

We are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting a team of 16-25 year olds to become Nutmeg Community Reporters.

Community Reporters will be trained on the use of equipment such as video cameras and photography equipment, and how to use these skills to tell inspiring stories.

The aim for Community Reporters is to highlight positive news stories in the community, recognise local unsung heroes and give residents a chance to get their voices heard. Nutmeg Community will support Community Reporters through regular meetings and review sessions, which will also allow participants to share ideas and skills.

In the coming months we are aiming to recruit 12 reporters and to publish several stories in different mediums, including videos, blog posts, photographs and interviews. Stories will be published on our website, social media and on The Institute of Community Reporters (ICR) website.

As well as the technical skills gained, Community Reporters can expect to gain employability skills such as confidence and speaking in public, as well as recognition from the ICR and the inclusion in an international network of community reporters. The wider community can expect to gain the opportunities to share their stories and perspective, a stronger dialogue between community members and local decision makers as well as raised aspirations from the sharing of positive achievement stories.

If you are or know someone who would like to become a community reporter please email info@nutmegcommunity.org with Community Reporters as the subject. You do not need any specific skills to apply – just the desire to give back to your community. We are also keen to hear from residents or local organisations that are interested in being interviewed by our community reporters.

We’d like to thank Barnet Council and The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation for their support for this project, as well as The Institute of Community Reporters.