Publicity and Outreach

You’ll make sure that research discoveries and project developments are communicated to as many people as possible, as well as ensuring that everyone knows about the exhibition Far From the Western Front.

Volunteer role: Publicity and Outreach

Time frame: November 2015 – February 2017. You don’t need to commit to the whole time, as there are opportunities to be involved throughout, but more time required between August – December 2016.

Location: Venues across London. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Purpose: To reach out to new audiences and engage them in the powerful stories of South Asian soldiers in WW1.

Tasks: using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms to promote the exciting and interesting things we learn during the project and to publicise the exhibition. Designing publicity material to advertise the exhibition and getting in touch with local and national newspapers and websites to promote it. Blogging about project developments and organising others to contribute to a blog.

Skills required: Ability to use and some familiarity with social media a must. Design skills a plus (but not essential).

Support/training provided: Supervision by the Project Coordinator; support on blog content from the research and digital storytelling team.

Other roles you might be interested in: Whilst working on Publicity and Outreach, you may want to be involved in the research so that you know exactly what story you’re telling or in designing the exhibition. Perhaps you’re keen on web design and management, so that we’re always putting the same message across. We welcome volunteers who want to do it all!

Interested? Get in touch!