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Volunteer Illustrator

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ORGANIZATION: Mast Cell Action

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About Mast Cell Action

Mast Cell Action provides support for people living with MCAS, unites the MCAS community and creates a cohesive voice; to lobby for awareness, universally available diagnosis and the best possible care for those affected.

Mast Cell Action currently has 4 trustees plus a small but dedicated support team and our Director who will work closely with the successful candidate to strengthen our communications function. This is an exciting time for the charity, with unprecedented growth and an expanding team giving the right candidate unending potential to prove themselves and to shape the role.

We are a close-knit group, our internal behaviours are to be smart, strategic and ambitious, fun, collaborative and empowered. We work in collaboration both internally and externally and support each other to be the best that we can be and make the biggest possible difference to people affected by MCAS. If this sounds like a team you would like to be part of we would love to hear from you!

Role Overview

The Volunteer Illustrator will play a crucial role in enhancing Mast Cell Action's visual communication. This volunteer position involves creating illustrations and graphic content that effectively convey the Charity’s messages, support educational materials, and promote awareness about MCAS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Illustration and Design:
    • Create high-quality supportive illustrations for use in educational materials, social media, website, and publications.
    • Develop visual concepts that align with the Charity’s branding and mission.
    • Design infographics that simplify complex information related to MCAS.
  • Collaboration and Feedback:
    • Work closely with the communications and admin teams to understand project requirements and deliver visual content that meets those needs.
    • Incorporate feedback from team members to refine and improve illustrations.
  • Content Development:
    • Assist in developing visual content for awareness campaigns and fundraising events.
    • Contribute to the creation of educational resources such as guides, brochures, and presentations.
    • Design promotional materials to support outreach efforts.
  • Innovation and Creativity:
    • Bring fresh and innovative ideas to the table for visual storytelling and engagement.
    • Stay updated with current design trends and incorporate them into your work where appropriate.
    • Experiment with different styles and techniques to create unique and impactful visuals.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Education:
    • Degree or coursework in Illustration, Graphic Design, Visual Arts, or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • Proven experience in creating digital illustrations and graphic design.
  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in illustration software
    • Strong artistic and creative skills with attention to detail.
    • Ability to convey complex information visually in an engaging and understandable manner.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Attributes:
    • Highly organised and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Passionate about the mission of Mast Cell Action and contributing to a meaningful cause.

Benefits

  • Use your artistic skills to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with MCAS.
  • Collaborate with a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers.
  • Enhance your portfolio with work that supports a charitable cause.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely.

Mast Cell Action is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this volunteer position without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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About Mast Cell Action

Location:

6 Willes Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, cv31 1dl, GB

Mission Statement

Our vision is to ensure that everybody suffering from MCAS in the UK receives adequate support, can expect knowledgeable diagnosis & care, and can look to a future in which the disease is actively researched, better understood and more effectively treated. In sum we aim to improve the lives of MCAS sufferers by giving them a voice, recruiting and supporting doctors & researchers, and lobbying policy-makers.

Description

We are a rare diseases charity established at the end of 2015 to respond to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). MCAS is a crippling, unpredictable and frightening condition affecting the immune system. Sufferers from MCAS have "wrongly programmed" immune systems that react to a wide range of triggers including food, drink, stress, temperature and many others. The effects range from unpleasant allergic reactions, through to an overall debilitation resulting in people being unable to leave their houses. It was first recognised internationally in 1990, with a set of diagnostic criteria agreed in 2011, but is little known or understood in the UK, where incidence seems to be increasing. Here patients can wait 3-5 years for a diagnosis, often receive very little knowledge or help from within the medical establishment and can find themselves in a frightening limbo. (More on the disease can be found on our website: www.mastcellaction.org or on Facebook

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Computers & Technology
Media & Broadcasting
Arts & Culture, Computers & Technology, Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Administrative Support
  • Arts Administration
  • Painting
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Analytics

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