Support an endangered musical tradition - help with videos, social media, photos, recordings


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2323 McGee AveBerkeley, CA 94703
Mbira instrument


MBIRA needs volunteers to help us work with Zimbabwean music videos, social media strategy, recordings, photos and more - no experience needed, but music video editing experience particularly needed! Volunteers devote anything from 3 to 20 hours a week on any one or more of these tasks - we train you for most of them, no experience is needed except where noted:

  • Edit music videos of traditional Zimbabwean music, if you have experience
  • Help with social media strategy
  • Scan old photos for our website and album covers, edit them if you have Photoshop experience
  • Digitize old cassette recordings
  • Event publicity: posters, Facebook event promotion etc.
  • and more
  • If you have *grantwriting experience*, we'd always love help with that

During MBIRA's 1st 20 years, our sales of field recordings and instruments, plus donations, generated over $1.1 million for 275 Zimbabwean musicians and instrument makers. Many of these are village musicians who might earn about $100/year or less, so our work is at least doubling a recorded musician's income. Even urban musicians live in a context of 90% unemployment (reminding us how lucky we are!)


  • Photography
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Video Production
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 to 20 hours per week
  • Able to show up at the time you tell us, please

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