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Graphic Design Volunteer

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Ruraq Maki

Posted on: November 6, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity description

Looking for a way to build your portfolio, express your creativity, and utilize your talents, all while helping incarcerated women in Peru? Ruraq Maki is seeking a volunteer graphic designer or graphic design student to help us create print and digital materials for our organization. This is a great opportunity for new designers who are looking to expand their portfolio on a professional level.

Ruraq Maki is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to creating educational and economic opportunities that will empower low-income artisan communities. Currently we operate two programs in South America. The Yanamilla Prison Project, which assists incarcerated women in Peru generate income through the development and sale of their products, and Manos Independientes, creating economic opportunities to rural female Bolivian weavers living in extreme poverrty.

Ruraq Maki's products are hand woven and embroidered, use traditional materials, and women are paid a fair wage for their work. All proceeds from the sale of our products go back to supporting the projectst. Additionally, Ruraq Maki offers free, yearly education workshops to both communities.

Graphic Design Needs Include (you can take on one or all of these projects):

  • Product Catalogue (print and PDF)
  • Product Information Sheets (print and PDF)
  • Organization Brochure (print and PDF)
  • Promotional flyers and posters for fundraising events
  • Product photography (if local) and editing product photos in Photoshop
  • Updating website (using Wix)
  • Assistance in programing and implementing online store using Wordpress and WooCommerece plugins

Helpful Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or comparable design program
  • Experience creating marketing and promotional materials
  • Ability to design materials for various audiences
  • Passion for helping others

This volunteer opportunity is a creative and collaborative one! You will work closely with the executive director and board members to brainstorm and execute ideas. Ruraq Maki is committed to horizontal and collaborative decision making- to that end this is not a volunteer opportunity where you will be told what to do. We expect you to bring and share your ideas and experience!

Notes: Ruraq Maki is based in San Francisco, however, if you are a graphic designer outside the Bay Area, please follow the contact instructions below

How to apply

To apply, complete an online volunteer application here.

For questions or more information, email the Program Facilitator, Amanda Smiles, at

Prior to applying, we recommend you visit our webiste at to learn more about the organization and understand our design asthetic.


San Francisco, CA, US

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Flexible schedule