Community Action

Community Action Volunteering Opportunity | Beards & Books - Website Development Assistant

Project overview 

Beards & Books is a holistic programme for children and young people. The programme focuses on hosting story time events, publishing online educational content, offering tuition/mentoring, offering book subscription boxes to families whilst celebrating African and Caribbean culture with the wider community.

What you will be doing

This role is all about assisting us in developing and managing our website.

The role includes improving our website functionality, aesthetics and visibility.

You decide which layout works best for our website, what themes work best, what effects work best and how user-friendly our website is for browsers.

You evaluate content, designs and pages with the end goal of improving our user experience.


This role is currently remote.

Benefits for others

Beards and Books is an educational programme which focuses on providing tuition,  delivering mentoring workshops, publishing online educational content, hosting story time events and curating subscription boxes for children and young people.

Hours per Week

1-2 hours per week

DBS required


Benefits to self

Learn how to WordPress site this includes learning how to use plugins, understanding website analytics and the use of blogs onto a site these skills are transferable. 

Skills and experience required

  • You will need an interest in learning how to use WordPress.

  • You will need good organisational skills to manage the activities.

  • You will need patience to understand how our systems work. 

  • You will need to be proactive and use your initiative.

  • You will need a ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to learn new things.

  • An eye for detail.

Expenses information

N/A - remote working

How to apply

To apply for this volunteering role please email volunteering@shu.ac.uk

If you have any questions about the accessibility of this volunteering role; or any questions in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


If you are interested in the opportunity please email the Volunteering team at volunteering@shu.ac.uk who will be able to get you started!

Want to volunteer virtually? Check out our Virtual Volunteering Opportunities here

If you have any questions about any of our Volunteering Opportunities just email the volunteering team at volunteering@shu.ac.uk and don’t forget to log your volunteering hours to achieve volunteering awards.