Communications Volunteer

Published

04/19/2018

Address

Baltimore
Maryland
United States

Description

Position Available

Volunteer to make a difference in Maryland and help to end hunger in your state! Maryland Hunger Solutions is a non-profit organization that works to end hunger by increasing access to all of the federal nutrition programs through a combination of advocacy, education, outreach, and collaboration.

 

Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, technical assistance, information dissemination, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

 

Formed in 2007, Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS) is the leading Maryland non-profit working to reduce hunger and improve nutrition in the State of Maryland by improving participation and benefits in public nutrition and related programs. MDHS’s focus is on using federal programs (e.g., food stamps, called the Food Supplement Program in Maryland, school breakfast and lunch, summer and afterschool nutrition programs, WIC and other programs) to reduce hunger and its adverse effects; to improve economic security, health and nutrition; and to strengthen community institutions.

 

Responsibilities

As a communications volunteer, you will help us with our website, social media, and educational materials. You may be asked to draft social media posts, create graphics, assist with social media campaigns, conduct media pitch calls, or help with monitoring social media performance metrics. You may also be asked to draft op-eds or letters and take photos for use on social media. Primarily you will be in our Baltimore office, but occasionally you will need to travel to other locations in Maryland for special events. This position is unpaid, but you will be reimbursed for travel expenses. As a volunteer, you are an extension of our organization. We primarily work with low-income clients and expect volunteers to treat clients with dignity and respect.

 

Required skills

·        You must have a willingness to travel to various locations around the state

·        You should be comfortable working with people from a variety of backgrounds

·        Excellent communication and writing skills

Preferred

·        Foreign language skills (reading, writing, and conversational)

·        Flexible schedule

·        Experience working with low-income clients or with a non-profit organization

·        Professional experience with social media

·        Experience with social media metrics analysis

·        Experience with graphic design programs 

·        Experience with public relations

·        Photography experience


How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references to:

employment@mdhungersolutions.org. Please include “Communications Volunteer - MDHS” in subject line.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


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