United Nations Association Coventry Branch
The United Nations Association is a UK pressure group which tries to ensure the UK government fully supports the UN. It is not part of the UN.
Find out more about them at www.una.org.uk
UNA-UK is also a grassroots movement with branches staffed by volunteers, such as the Coventry Branch. We try to engage the people of Coventry in the United Nations and international affairs. Most of our events are in the centre of the city. We run events about once per month. You can see the programme of our forthcoming events, and a list of our past ones, at
Types of role
We have two types of roles: short term and long term.
Short term roles normally require a commitment of 2 or 3 hours per month and are fairly easy to do.
The long term ones require about 3 hours per week throughout most of the year and require the volunteer to build a deeper understanding of a particular topic.
Support offered to Volunteers
The Branch Secretary is available at any time to provide support as required. Training in the use of the website UNACov.uk can be provided. It is based on WordPress which is widely used and skills in which are often in demand.
Post signs in appropriate places
Greet and register visitors
Sell UN-related items
Recording & Publishing
Record event (audio and/or video)
Add videos, podcasts and photos to website
Liaise with organisers and speakers to generate wording for events
Add events to website
Create images for website and posters
Write reports of events
Send reports to UNA-UK
Add reports to UNACov.uk website
Create quizzes and monitor forums
Create newsletters monthly plus one-off when required.
Marketing and Publicity
Identifying demographic and profile of audience
Add news stories to website
Writing Press Release
Distributing Press Release
Getting events listed
Identify and approach potential partners or donors.
Create novel ideas for how to raise cash
Try out these ideas and give feedback on results
Identify potential speakers
Identify potential topics
Identify potential audiences
Formulate event idea
Identify forthcoming high-profile events and hold related event
Become Committee Member