Volunteering for the Messenger

The Messenger’s volunteers are involved in all parts of putting the newspaper together, from the practical tasks of writing, interviewing and photography, to deciding what goes on each page. Volunteering is flexible, with opportunities during the day, evening or weekends – you can take on as much as you have time for.

How you can help

  • Covering events – write about events and take photos

  • Interviews – talk to people and write their story

  • Writing and research – find out what’s happening in the area and report on issues

  • Photography – photograph local people and activities

  • Editorial Team – discuss stories and make decisions about what to include in the Messenger

  • Editing – make stories fit on pages by taking out words or rewriting

  • Website – write stories and add content to the website

  • Design – help lay out pages and adverts or design graphics for stories

  • Proof reading – check the Messenger for mistakes before it goes to print

  • Management Committee – help the Messenger employ staff, secure funding and make decisions about the future

We can provide support for volunteers, and some training. Our volunteers gain skills and valuable experience by being involved, and they make the Messenger a great community newspaper.

Find out how volunteers get involved in making the Messenger.

Residents can also be involved by

  • Delivering the Messenger

  • Helping us check delivery

  • Keeping us up to date about issues and activities in your area

  • Writing a letter

If you would like to get involved contact us on:

Telephone: (0114) 242 0564

Email: mail@burngreavemessenger.org <mail@burngreavemessenger.org>

Burngreave Messenger,
Abbeyfield Park House,
Abbeyfield Road,
S4 7AT.

How volunteers help make the Messenger

Step by step picture story of how the Messenger is put together from start to finish.

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