Become a Volunteer Queen

The key strength of the Adventure Queen community is that it is shaped by the women who are a part of it. So far, we already have a team of over 30 Queens – helping to organise wild camps and lead events, but as we grow and (in the words of captain Scott) “We Jusss donnn’t haveee the poowweeer!!” to do it all. So we’re on the hunt for new recruits.

As we’re a non-profit, these are volunteer roles – undertaken for the very same reason we (McNuff and Framps) started Adventure Queens – a sheer love of getting women outdoors and kicking ass.

If you’re keen to be a part of something magical, take a sneaky peek at the volunteer roles below. Ideally you’d be able to do the role for at least 6 months but you can do it forever if you like. We wouldn’t mind that at all.

If one on these roles floats your adventure boat, give us a holler at hello@adventurequeens.co.uk and tell us a little bit about you.

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COMMUNITY QUEEN

Adventure Queens will be two years old this Summer (time flieeesss!) and in that time, we’ve grown to an incredible community of over 11k women across Facebook and Instagram (no biggie!), we’ve launched local Facebook community groups so women can connect with others in their area, and we’ve hosted in-store events with partners and had campouts at wilderness sites. Plus we’ve celebrated countless popping of adventure cherries all over the UK and beyond!

We want to keep doing what we’ve been doing PLUS even more (oh yessssss!) to help get more women outdoors but Framps needs another pair of hands! As a Community Queen, you would:

  • Have regular check-ins and updates with the volunteers
  • Support the Chief Volunteer Queen and Insta Queens
  • Help recruit any new volunteers, as needed
  • Work with partners in outdoor industry to develop collaborative relationships (eg Arc’teryx)
  • Regularly brainstorm ‘what next’, thinking big picture and helping execute

Skills needed: Communication, ideally experience in community engagement/marketing/communications/partnerships, ability to think big ideas as well as detail oriented, cold calling, love of people and the outdoors.

Time needed per week: 1-2 hours.

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CHIEF VOLUNTEER QUEEN

The key strength of the Adventure Queens community is that it is shaped by the women who are a part of it. So far, we already have a team of over 30 Queens – from running local groups (aka our ‘Chief Queens’) to helping look after our social media channels and volunteer at events. We’re on the hunt for a Chief Volunteer Queen (or two!) to help support our volunteers, making sure they’re getting a regular dose of AQ HQ lovin’ and the support they need. As a Chief Volunteer Queen you would:

  • Oversee our volunteer Facebook page (private group) and answer any questions other volunteers have
  • Regular updates in the Facebook group on any AQ HQ happenings (events, etc)
  • Regular check-ins with the volunteers to see how they’re getting on
  • Help recruit any new Chief Queens for the local groups
  • Review engagement of the local Facebook groups
  • Support the volunteers with content, tips and ideas for their area
  • Organise any volunteer meet-up events (aiming for x2 per year)

Skills needed: Communication, logistics whizz (happy in spreadsheets to organising events), comfortable navigating your way around Facebook, detail oriented, love of people and the outdoors.

Time needed per week: 1-2 hours.

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EVENT QUEEN ORGANISER 

To date, we’ve hosted campouts in wilderness campsites and in-store workshops with outdoor brands. And in 2019, we’re aiming to run more. We’d love to have an events queen (or two!) to help run the events, whether it be managing them all (3-4 during the year) or splitting out the events across a few people (we’re open to whatever people have time for!). As an event queen organiser you would:

Campouts

  • Get your scouting eyes on, and find a wilderness campsite
  • Source fellow AQs to share their story, as part of the campfire stories
  • Organise for other fellow AQs to run any skills sharing sessions
  • Arrange for any campfire materials (wood, campfire treats etc) – paid for by AQ HQ
  • Find fellow AQs to volunteer at the campout
  • Promote events across AQ comms channels

In-store events

  • Work with outdoor brands to create events (dates / theme)
  • Help source speakers for events
  • Promote events across AQ comms channels

Skills needed: Detailed oriented and organised, natural planner, good researcher, enthusiastic, warm welcomer and natural host, good delegator.

Time needed per month: 1-2 hours.

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INSTAGRAM QUEEN 

In March 2018, we launched @adventurequeensuk (aka our Instagram channel) and since then, have shared 100s of kick ass stories from the community. We want to keep sharing more stories, and help inspire others to get out and kick ass too. So we need more Insta Queens!

As an Insta Queen you would:

  • Keep an eagle eye out on our Facebook pages and AQ Instagram followers for any cool stories of what women in the community are up to
  • Liaise with women in the community to feature them and share their adventure-tastic story on Instagram
  • Become an Instagram ninja (you don’t need to be one already, just up for learning!)

Skills needed: Copywriting, research, professional Facebook & Instagram stalking, a general interest in the outdoors industry and a love of the outdoors.

Time needed per week: 1-2 hours.

Is this you? Just message @adventurequeensUK on Instagram and let Susie or Ness (our Insta Queens) know that you’ve seen this and are up for donning a . It’d be ace if you have some recently uploaded content we can look at too. Email us, like, nowsville

 

 

INSTAGRAM STORY QUEEN (different to above – you’d be the one being featured!)

We’re on the hunt for 10 x Story Queens to share their everyday adventures and those further afield with our Instagram followers. If you’re up for helping us spread the Adventure Queen love of the outdoors far and wide, then read more here!

Skills needed: Already use Instagram Stories (and are at least familiar with the basics of it – you don’t need to be a whizz!), you enjoy sharing your mini adventures (and you escape to the outdoors, either during the week or at the weekend at least once), a love of the outdoors and collaborate with our Insta Queens.

Time needed per week: Have a spare 30 mins each week to give over to sitting on the couch and uploading your stories, post-adventure. Or doing it on the run!

Is this you? Just message @adventurequeensUK on Instagram and let Susie or Ness (our Insta Queens) know that you’ve seen this and are up for donning a . It’d be ace if you have some recently uploaded content we can look at too.

 

 

ADVENTURE-TASTIC CONTENT IDEAS SUPPORT GENERATOR 

To help women get outdoors and kicking ass, we share info, tips and advice delivered via the monthly newsletter and our website. We’d love to share more though but we could do with an extra pair of hands! As a content generator you would:

  • Keep an eagle eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for any cool stories of what women in the community are up to
  • Share any content ideas for upcoming blogs and newsletters with Adventure Queen HQ
  • Share any adventure-tastic female content you’ve seen elsewhere, that would inspire the community and we can support by spreading their work
  • Support with content writing and sharing, on the website / blog / newsletters

Skills needed: Copywriting, research, professional Facebook stalking, a general interest in the outdoors industry and a love of the outdoors.

Time needed per week: 1-2 hours.

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