Volunteer opportunity posted by: Worldreader
Posted on: March 13, 2013
Worldreader is an exciting international (US, Barcelona, and Africa) social enterprise whose mission is to spread the benefits of literacy by providing digital books "to all in the developing world". We have to date provided 10,000 children and their families with over 400,000 e-books across sub-Saharan Africa, and we provide over 400,000 people with e-books across Asia, India, and Africa via a new Mobile initiative.
We are growing fast, and we are looking for an accomplished volunteer to represent our interests to an audience of potential supporters in the New York City and/or the Washington, DC metropolitan areas.
This volunteer "rep" will work closely with Worldreader's Development and Executive staff to cultivate existing and prospective relationships with foundations, NGOs, other organizations, and major donors, in order to achieve funding support or operational collaboration, or both.
Activities will include:
There is also the potential opportunity to help organize or help facilitate Worldreader events on the East Coast, ranging from speaking engagements for Worldreader executives and staff, to salons and dinner parties hosted by Worldreader supporters, but this would be considered a "plus" to the core activities outlined above.
The scope and responsibilities of the position, and its potential contribution to Worldreader's mission, will be limited only by the time, talent, and seniority of the representative.
Candidates must have a working knowledge of development and non-profit administration and they must be in the position to contribute 10-15 hours per week or more.
Desired Skills & Experience
This position will be performed remotely. However, candidates must be within driving distance of New York City or the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Successful volunteers will be assigned increased responsibilities.
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining what you think Worldreader is about and why you would like to become a Worldreader East Coast Rep. Applications should be sent to email@example.com by April 30, 2013. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.