Volunteer Opportunity

Gaming Non-Profit Looking for Driven Volunteer State Manager - New York

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Do a Barrel Roll | Buffalo, NY
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Do a Barrel Roll


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Published 2 months ago

Times of Day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Are you a gamer - tabletop, video games, mobile, LARP?

Do you have a passion for managing projects?

Do you love writing?

Then Do a Barrel Roll is looking for you!


Who we are:

We’re Do a Barrel Roll, a Canadian registered, internationally focused non-profit organisation dedicated to leveraging the power of gaming to drive positive social change in the lives of individuals and their communities. We focus our work in topics of acceptance, inclusion, belonging, community, friendship and healthy living. We’re all volunteers – we believe in the work that we’re doing and we’re excited to keep pushing forward.

 

What we’re doing:

Do a Barrel Roll is working on a project to challenge endemic narratives about gaming by highlighting how it can be a vehicle for positive change, pro-social behaviour, community development, inclusion, acceptance, belonging, and healthy living.

We are looking for personal stories, thought pieces, and contributions by gamers all over the world. We think of gaming in the broadest possible sense: video; arcade; table top; mobile; AR/VR; LARPing; escape rooms; and, plenty of other categories. In particular, we are interested in stories that showcase how gaming has been a means by which gamers have found a sense of belonging, acceptance, inclusion, friendship or developed a community. Stories are the most powerful means of communicating this message.

And as our volunteer State Manager - New York, we need your help!


What you'd be doing:

In 2019, Do a Barrel Roll is expanding its Narrative Project, seeking out stories from around the world. And our first stop is New York!

As our State Manager - New York, you'll be working on a number of different files:

  1. Recruiting volunteer writers and journalists for your state, who will be responsible for sourcing and capturing gamer stories.
  2. Developing a content calendar for region specific stories and content.
  3. Recruiting a Content Coordinator for your state, to support your management of journalists, stories, and content calendars.
  4. Development of a syndication content plan for region specific stories and publications, OR recruiting/working with a volunteer to do so.
  5. Maintaining an evergreen strategy and keeping a finger on the gaming community pulse so as to identify and grow content opportunities, new themes and ideas.


Who you should be:

This role isn't for the faint of heart! We are looking for a passionate, eager, and independent volunteer Manager who is ready to help drive Barrel Roll's 2019 ambitions. You should be passionate about the ability for games as tools of community building, inclusion, acceptance and belonging. Beyond that, we are looking for someone with the following (or close enough) profile:

  1. You should be very familiar and comfortable with gaming topics. Remember, Barrel Roll isn't just about video games!
  2. You must be a self-starter - excited and eager to work independently.
  3. You should be an excellent writer with a native command of English. Other languages would be considered an asset.
  4. You should have at least some experience in project management, big or small. In particular, experience in developing content plans/strategies would be considered an asset.
  5. You should be comfortable with volunteer recruitment and coordination. Comfort doesn't necessarily mean direct experience.
  6. You should have a strong ability to write courteously and diplomatically.
  7. You should be social media savvy.

Are you a gamer - tabletop, video games, mobile, LARP?

Do you have a passion for managing projects?

Do you love writing?

Then Do a Barrel Roll is looking for you!


Who we are:

We’re Do a Barrel Roll, a Canadian registered, internationally focused…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

Please submit a CV, a brief covering note (not a whole letter) and the name of your favourite game to ben@doabarrelroll.ca

Please submit a CV, a brief covering note (not a whole letter) and the name of your favourite game to ben@doabarrelroll.ca

Location

Buffalo, NY
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