The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We are looking for someone who is willing to get hands-on experience in a small NGO, and particularly in the field of international communications. The position will be a mix of field experience (which is necessary to understand and explain to partners, other organisations, potential volunteers or institutions what we do and why we do it - and also important to get content for our communications materials). Therefore, the tasks will include:
Support the educators on-site every afternoon with working with children
Look for potential partners (locally/internationally): other organisations we can do activities together with, sponsors, volunteers' agencies, etc.
Be active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Manage the weekly newsletter
Improve the blog's content
Represent the association locally at events
Think about ways to promote local volunteering and the association (being present at Fairs, events, organise events, go to universities, etc.)