The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity solely focused on supporting people at risk of severe allergies. We need content creators to help us to raise awareness about allergies and anaphylaxis in the media and across our own communications channels.
The online world is all about content nowadays; things like blogs, videos, podcasts and graphics really help to grab people’s attention, and tell a personal story. By using your creativity and writing skills, you can help us tell engaging stories to support the vital work we do to achieve our ultimate aim, to create a safer environment for all people at risk of severe allergies. If you have an interest in digital media, design, PR or journalism you can also build a portfolio of work to support your career.
What do I need to know before applying?
Before applying to become a content creator you will need to hand
- A few short paragraphs about your experience of living with allergies and anaphylaxis.
- Details about any special skills, talents or qualifications you have acquired that may be helpful.
- Links to any creative work that demonstrates your communication abilities.
Anything you say to us as part of your application is confidential. If you are aged under 18, your application must be supported by your parent or guardian.
What types of content might I help create?
You might help us tell stories in writing, through photos or videos or audio recordings. You could help write a guest blog post, an article in our newsletters or on our website, review products sent to us by our corporate partners. By creating content for us, you give us permission to use it in our communications and partner publications such as adverts, newsletters, leaflets, on social media or our website and also potentially at events or in the local or national media.
Why is my story important?
By becoming a content creator, you can…
- Help highlight the experiences of real people affected by severe allergies and anaphylaxis.
- Raise awareness of the symptoms and what it is like to manage in everyday life.
- Give inspiration and hope to other people affected by allergies and anaphylaxis.
How will you support me?
We may write to you to ‘commission’ something on a particular topic and provide you with information resources to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will edit your content if necessary to ensure that it is clear, transparent and maintains our integrity and make you aware of any changes.
If we get an opportunity to share your content in the media, we will give you a clear explanation of how what you create will be used and carefully assess the journalists and organisations we choose to share your content with. We will never share your contact details without your consent.
We understand that you have your own personal commitments, so if you want to be more or less involved due to a change in your circumstances, we will respect this.
This sounds great, what do I need to do?
You can sign up online here or by using our content creator volunteer form. We might not have anything to commission from you right away, but if an opportunity does crop up that works well with your skills, we will be in touch.
If you have any questions, please contact our Communications Team via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01252 893 862.
Data Protection and Privacy
If you don’t wish to be a content creator for us any more, please contact our Communications Team via email email@example.com, call 01252 893 862 or write to Anaphylaxis Campaign, 1 Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6BU.
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy includes the principles that we always ask for consent from parents or guardians when using stories or pictures of children aged under 12 and routinely ask for consent from parents or guardians of children aged 12 to 18. We avoid using children’s full names in image captions and limit the amount of personal information we share about children aged under 18.