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Social Media Volunteering – How It Can Help a Potential Applicant


I have just returned home from my first full day at the Juice Academy. There was a point raised by Sandy Lindsay in our opening session and it is still fresh in my mind:

‘…raise your hand wherever possible. Get involved.’

Perhaps it hit such a note with me because, if it wasn’t for that mantra, I may not have been sat in the room in the first place.

In September 2016, I was offered a voluntary social media role at Altrincham Football Club. I saw it as an opportunity to try a fresh, exciting line of work without diving in head first and committing to the profession fully. Working alongside a good friend of mine we found ourselves heading up the social media for one of the largest semi-professional football teams in the country.

We had no real social strategy aside from trying to make the club seems as modern, interesting and engaging as possible. We certainly didn’t receive any digital marketing plan to follow. The blueprint was entirely ours to write.