We have volunteer opportunities for the following volunteer positions (the minimum number of hours per week for each is in parenthesis):
Marketing (five hours for a minimum of four months): Help research potential media outlets and blogs to cover our site, email our press releases, and keep track of coverage of our site that has occurred. We have an amazing website and need to get the word out about it. The places we have emailed so far have responded positively to us, and PBS’ Media Shift included us in their top 5 trends to watch. Also, we can track the number of visitors who come to us via different articles on us and links to us, so we will directly see the success of your efforts.
Promotion and Community Relations (five hours for a minimum of four months): Help promote the website by posting fliers on public message boards, and/or interacting with your local community and online communities such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Craigslist. No experience required.
Graphics/Graphic Design (five hours for a minimum of four months): This varies depending on what's currently needed and includes a range of items from Web page design, to business cards, to icons to fliers. Some experience or training is required.
Grant writer/Fundraising (six hours for a minimum of four months): Help write, edit and/or send grant proposals to foundations to secure funding for our site. We already have created three high quality grant proposals so there is a considerable amount of potential content that has already been written. Volunteers will also help research potential foundations to apply to, and draft/edit letters of inquiry to foundations.
Volunteer Editors: We have volunteer positions for front page editor, content editor, photography editor, copy editor and editorial assistant. This is a great way to help and a great resume builder. For more information, click here.
We are happy to provide references from our past and present happy volunteers, some of whom work at full-time news jobs for places like NPR and IDG Publishing. You will be doing real stuff that directly impacts our front page. This is an excellent resume builder, and we are happy to give strong references to volunteers/interns who perform at a strong level.
You are welcome to apply to do two different positions at the same time, as long as you meet the minimum hours for each one. For example, you can potentially be both a marketing volunteer and editorial assistant if you do at least 11 hours total (five for marketing and six for editorial assistant).
All volunteering is via the computer – you can be anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in applying, please email the following information to :
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