We are looking for an individual with a mind for marketing to join our team to help make more people become aware of our great nonprofit website. Our organization focuses on news about making the world a better place, particularly news related to topics such as global poverty, philanthropy, climate change, voluntarism and human rights. All volunteering is via the computer -- you can be anywhere in the world.
The marketing volunteer researches potential media outlets and blogs to cover our site, e-mails our press releases, and keeps track of coverage of our site that has occurred. The volunteer also helps promote the website by updating our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages, attracting new followers, and interacting with our existing followers.
No marketing experience required, but you must be familiar with social media, be organized and be good at communicating. The marketing position is a minimum of seven hours per week for a minimum of five months. We tend to give preference to applicants who can do a sizable number of hours.
You will be doing real stuff that directly brings our website to more people and supports our nonprofit's mission to help the world. You will also gain valuable experience that will build your skills and look great on a resume. Some of our volunteers have gone on to work at full-time marketing jobs for companies such as Reply.com and Bonfire Marketing. Two of our volunteers started their own non-profit organization after eight months of volunteering with us.
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We usually also have the following openings (minimum hours per week and minimum number of months are in parenthesis). All these positions are telecommute so you don’t have to drive or dress up, and can work from the comfort of your home. You might also be able to use our local Internet location, though there is some cost for that so virtual is preferred.
If you apply for a position, you should view your commitment to it the same as if it were a paid position. We treat volunteers like normal staff and rely on them like staff. Our site is 99% volunteer run and we all depend on each other to make it a success. Please do not apply if you are viewing this opportunity as "just a volunteer position" and would treat it as less important than paid positions or other commitments you have.
If you are in school, volunteering with us can function as an internship. Interns can usually receive credit with their school for their internships.
Front Page Editor (15 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months): The front page editor lays out the front page, finds articles, videos, columns and other material from around the Internet for use on the site and makes the final decision of what goes on the site. This requires Internet surfing skills, strong understanding and judgment of the news and great attention to detail.
Content Editor (10 hours for a minimum of 6 months): Searches the Internet for high quality articles, columns, editorials and videos, adds them to our system, and ranks them by quality. The front page editors pick from these to publish on the front page. Also does research and fact-checking when needed. This requires Internet surfing skills, solid understanding and judgment of the news, and attention to detail.
If you're interested in volunteering, please email us at email@example.com and let us know:
* Which position or positions are you interested in?
* How many hours per week and how many months can you do? We tend to give preference to people who can do more hours.
* A description of your past work/volunteer experience and education, or a resume or a link to a LinkedIn profile.
You can also apply directly through this website by clicking the button for that, and giving us the same information. Sometimes emails sent through this volunteer website are routed to spam folders, so we recommend you check your spam folder during the coming weeks in case our reply to you ends up there. We look forward to doing great work together to make the world better with you.