VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Photo: Nadine Nevitt

Photo: Nadine Nevitt

  • Website contributor -- apply anytime

  • BC Outreach Team -- apply by March 15 2017

  • Social media team -- apply by March 15 2017


CONTRIBUTOR

The Starfish Canada is about more than writing; we share the stories of Canadian environmental change-makers in every sense. Contributing to The Starfish Canada is an exciting opportunity to be involved with sharing insightful information to our online community of youth and young adults.

With flexible schedules and mentorship through the creative process, this volunteer position provides the ability to improve your ability to communicate science and policy work to young audiences.

Training will be provided to all contributors. 

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with Editors via e-mail or online messaging and to respond to messages in a prompt manner;
  • As necessary, follow leads given by Editors by conducting interviews with sustainability personnel and accumulating primary data from interviewees;
  • Contribute to the website's blog regularly (as per an agreement with your Editor);
  • Promote contributed posts via social media sites as they go live.

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-6 hours per month
Reports to: Direct Editor; Editorial Officer
Support from: The Starfish Canada Co-Founder, Editorial Officer
To apply:  

1. Provide a brief response [approximately 50-100 words each] to each of the following questions:

  • What types of environmental matters do you wish to highlight on our website?
  • How will you bring creativity to your submissions? What will you do in particular to ensure people will find your submissions interesting?
  • What types of submissions will you create aside from article writing? (e.g., photo essays, videos, cartoons...get creative!)

2.  Send your resume and answers to the above questions to Mandy McDougall, Editorial Officer at mandy@thestarfish.ca. We welcome submissions at any time.

We will follow up with you regarding the roles and responsibilities of this volunteer position. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within two weeks of submission.


BC OUTREACH TEAM

The Starfish Canada is regularly out in the community, talking to young Canadians and listening to their concerns. This flexible position helps you improve your public speaking skills while having informal, personal conversations with like-minded peers.

Training will be provided to all outreach team members. 

Responsibilities:

  • As a team, work together to find opportunities for The Starfish Canada to have an on-the-ground presence at local events;
  • Gather outreach materials as needed and attend events on behalf of The Starfish Canada;
  • Selectively communicate about our presence at events via social media using The Starfish Canada's channels;
  • Communicate with the outreach team via email and project management apps
  • Document how events went after they are completed.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours per month
Reports to: Co-Founder Kyle Empringham
Support from: All BC Outreach Team members
To apply:  Email a resume (2 pages maximum) and a 1-paragraph statement of interest to Kyle Empringham (kyle@thestarfish.ca) before March 15, 2017.

We will follow up with you regarding the roles and responsibilities of this volunteer position. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within two weeks of submission.


SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

The Starfish Canada has a strong online presence that actively amplifies the work done by young Canadians. This flexible position helps you improve your social media skills while contributing to a national youth-based organization.

Training will be provided to all social media team members. 

Responsibilities:

  • Review The Starfish Canada's social media strategy and determine best tactics for retaining and obtaining followers;
  • Contributing to The Starfish Canada's social media channels on a regular basis, adhering to our brand and tone;
  • Communicate with the social media team via email and project management apps
  • Convene as a team on a regular basis to determine what posts are working and how to iterate our strategy based on available data.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours per month
Reports to: Co-Founder Kyle Empringham
Support from: All social media team members
To apply:  Email a resume (2 pages maximum) and a 1-paragraph statement of interest to Kyle Empringham (kyle@thestarfish.ca) before March 15, 2017.

We will follow up with you regarding the roles and responsibilities of this volunteer position. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within two weeks of submission.


The Starfish Canada welcomes applications to volunteer with us at any time.
Volunteers with The Starfish Canada can take on various roles, including:

  • Administrative duties;
  • Promotions and media relations; 
  • Program management; 
  • Community outreach and engagement;  
  • Social media and related marketing.

If you'd like to join our team, please fill out the form below. We will be in touch with you shortly to discuss how you can benefit most out of volunteering with us. 

 
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