STUDENT VOLUNTEERS needed for Public Relations push for Kids Save Ocean
Kids Save Ocean
Kid Save Ocean’s core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet's environment.
From humble beginnings: scrappy 12-year-olds built a giant trash whale sculpture to bring attention to plastic ocean pollution, Kids Save Ocean has grown to include the world’s first Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the recently release on iOS of our Fatechanger mobile app, an edgy surfer-spirit-imbued platform.
Packed with learning and teaching resources about climate change, plastic ocean pollution and sustainability, the FateChanger App gives youth a voice to transform environmental policy.
Our National letter-writing campaigns help youth demand change.
The app's Policy Toolkit helps kids impact local government.
Our Hijack Citizen Ballot initiatives enable youth to push for new laws.
Now a California-based non-profit, Kids Save Ocean's ultimate goal is to give kids a real voice in the world via formal inclusion in the United Nations, a feat the opinion-sampling power of Fatechanger’s growing network will make possible.
But we can't do it alone. We really need help.
About the P.R. Outreach Position
We're looking for volunteers to research and connect with journalists, influencers and organizations that would find our work compelling and want to support it and in doing so help build our platform's reach and with it the ability of youth to have a real voice in the world.
This position will take perhaps 5-10 hours/week, and we'd be so happy if you are free to do more
This opportunity will give you exposure to global leaders, sharpen your marketing skills, and give you the chance to connect with like-minded people from around the globe. We will give you access to our existing contact list so that you're not going at this alone. Volunteers who excel in our collaborative effort will receive a letter of recommendation signed by the Executive Director.
- Extremely good written and spoken English (native or near-native speaker).
- Excellent organizational and team work abilities
- A working knowledge of MS Office
- Able to communicate pleasantly and effectively with diverse people
- A sense of adventure - this is an amazing project, and growing unbelievably fast
- Εnsure the purpose of our organization and its actions are clearly communicated
- Keep records of your work and regularly update successes and failures on Trello - a very easy to use tool you'll get to learn if you aren't familiar with it yet.
- Update your volunteer coordinator and team of anything exciting that happens.
- Share your ideas with us. Help us make everything run better.
Does this sound like the opportunity for you? We definitely want to hear from you!
Check out www.kidssaveocean.com to learn more about our work.
This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long they can connect reliably to the internet. Please send your C.V. and an introduction to email@example.com and include "Public Relations Outreach" in your message subject, and please let us know what especially attracted you to want to contribute your valuable time to help our organization.
We look forward to hearing from you!
About Kids Save Ocean
Heissgasse, Vienna, Vienna 1230, AT
Our core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet's environment, a mission we currently approach through our mobile app development, our work with the United Nations, and our exhibitions. Integral to that mission is providing teachers with a platform to deeply engage their students about plastic ocean pollution, climate change and the critically related issue of sustainability. Why? Children deserve a voice in this world. And empowering them with one may just be the help we obviously so desperately need.
Kids Save Ocean began in 2016 when teacher Peder Hill helped 12-year-olds build a 15-foot whale from trash to bring attention to ocean plastic pollution. Dissatisfied by their inability to have any impact, his efforts expanded to face-painting, exhibitions, the Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the Fatechanger mobile app. Along the way a global network of volunteers joined him, all drawn to the same simple powerful idea: give kids a voice.
The Urgent Need for Sustainability
Education is key to enabling us to transform our world into a sustainable one. Sustainability, however, remains unintegrated into curricula across the globe. Teachers everywhere, students everywhere, need powerful tools today to understand and develop a sustainable world for tomorrow. The future depends on us. There’s no time left to tiptoe.
A Unique Model - Learning Tools with Teeth
Kids Save Ocean’s Fatechanger app and its innovative teaching and learning resources will help fill both these critical voids, creating a platform focused on the visual and visceral issue of ocean plastic pollution (a topic directly connected to sustainability) to deeply engage kids and give them a global voice to impact these challenges - initially through facilitating and tracking a global letter-writing campaign, then through including them informally and eventually formally in the United Nations.
Volunteers power Kids Save Ocean. Please join us.