Communications & Social Media Volunteer

Cause Areas


Sun Jul 10, 2016 - Tue Mar 07, 2017


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Help Women Shea Producers to Earn a Fair Wage by Promoting our Social Enterprise and Mission!


Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty (the commercial entity of Shea Yeleen International) seeks a volunteer or intern to enhance and expand our existing social media presence in order to increase awareness and interest in our fair trade shea butter products and social mission to help shea butter cooperatives in sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Develop social media strategy in collaboration with VP of Communications
  • Ensure ongoing engagement and communication on Twitter, Facebook or new platforms
  • Research, follow, and interact with related Pages and handles to connect to new, appropriate audiences
  • Compile and analyze data to show change of use on all social media platforms
  • Assist in researching and writing blog posts
  • Research and develop recommendations for how to improve communications


  • Previous experience in social media technologies (for personal or professional use)
  • Commitment to fair trade and women’s economic empowerment
  • Exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and remotely for a start-up social enterprise
  • Must be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity
  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of the shea butter a plus, but not required

Time Commitment:

  • Must be able to commit to 6 months minimum, 10 hours per week (1 hour per day, plus additional time for research and reporting)
  • Volunteer will participate in a weekly conference call with Shea Yeleen’s VP of Communications
  • Start date: early September

Please note that all Shea Yeleen volunteer and intern positions are currently unpaid.


  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

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