As the IOI social media volunteer, you will be in charge of generating footage (photo and video) as well as text that accurately and meaningfully captures the nature of IOI’s international presence and impact. This will include:
Working across the organization to ensure that all components of the IOI model are captured and displayed.
Collaborating with IOI team members in various departments to pull out and highlight the pieces of the work that most thoroughly demonstrate and illuminate its lasting, positive effects.
Working with, based on experience, the Galapagos National Park to develop environmental education material that educates tourists, as well as the local population, about the surrounding habitats.
Schedules are based on a 25 hr/week commitment, and can voluntarily be extended to a regular 40hr/work week. Typically Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30AM; and 2:00-4:00. May be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand
Experience in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please keep in mind you will not be posting directly to these sites but will be sending material to our Programs Manager.
An understanding of camera equipment and Mac or PC
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Be a great verbal and written communicator
An understanding of social media platforms, blogging, Photoshop, and web-design.
Cost includes full room and board, work permits, local coordination and training at respective facility, local transport, full access to our facilities, National Park certificates, etc.-everything minus personal expenses, visa and your airfare to Galápagos. IOI will arrange for your visa but the volunteer is responsible to pay the $100 USD Galapagos National Park fee upon entry to Galapagos.
Accommodation is provided in our fully equipped volunteer housing or by one of our carefully selected host families. These are families who have experience with outside culture and international living through cultural exchange with our students and volunteers. Additionally to providing extra income for housing our students and volunteers, we train these families to be ambassadors in the community in areas such as English, domestic wellbeing, and nutrition.
You will have breakfast and dinner with your family. Lunch is provided at your choice of various restaurants in town. You simply sign for your meal and we’ll pick up the bill at the end of the month. For volunteer housing breakfast is not included. Lunch and dinner is provided in your choice of restaurant.
We encourage all volunteers to stay as long as possible to maximize local and personal benefit. We encourage longer commitments by heavily discounting each additional week stayed. Minimum of 2 weeks to work on this project.; maximum stay is 3 months. Subsequent permanent hiring possible. All volunteers must arrive to Isabela on Mondays.
2103 Coral Way, operating in the Galápagos Islands, Miami, FL 33145, US
To provide international education programs that support the education, conservation, and social development of isolated communities by assisting local institutions in sustainably handling the human-environmental intersection.
We strive to help establish ecological sustainability and social stability in our host communities by applying thoughtful assistance and expertise to local needs - financed by educational travel adventures.