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

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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!)

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Arts & Culture International


We'll work with your schedule.


2323 McGee AveBerkeley, CA 94703



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




  • 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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