Strategic Communications Volunteer for Building Bridges Coalition



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


1725 I Street NW
Suite 300
United States


Are you good at graphic design and social media? Can you synthesize evidence and put together a stirring sentence? Do you want to promote cross-border volunteering and international understanding? The Building Bridges Coalition (BBC) is a consortium of leading organizations working collaboratively to advance the quality, impact, and scale of international volunteering. We’re seeking a strategic communications volunteer to add to our team and you sound perfect!

We need to build our audience, recruit member organizations to join our coalition, and become a powerful voice in advocating for service among key stakeholder populations. Our vision is to become a leading source of knowledge about international volunteering by aggregating content from our members and republishing research on the impact of international service.

This position will provide you with experience in institutional communications and will be an excellent networking opportunity as you work with the heads of prominent service organizations. 

Your responsibilities will include:

Developing a communications strategy in dialogue with Coalition leadership

Creating a monthly newsletter with spotlight organizations and volunteers, best practices, and updates of events / news

Building a website that can be a platform for the Coalition and a resource to member organizations

Reaching out to member organizations to solicit content to share

Quantifying how many volunteers we represent in the Coalition by tallying the volunteers represented by our member organizations

Maintaining a strong social media presence via the Twitter and Facebook accounts

Working with our webmaster to develop a Coalition widget that organizations can post to their websites

Coordinating with Coalition leaders to develop a set of awards that the Coalition can convey to volunteers, organizations, corporations, or other supporters of service 

Analyzing traffic to the website and engagement with social media and making recommendations on future communications

Coordinating with the memberships team to promote membership in the Coalition

Maintaining the #VolunteerTogether Campaign through social media outreach


Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and visual

Working knowledge of software such as Word, Photoshop, Publisher

Familiarity with the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, MailChimp

Ability to work independently and take initiative

Enthusiasm about the mission of promoting international volunteering 


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please send an email to Rebecca (Building Bridges Coalition communications chair) explaining why you're interested in the position and attaching your CV/résumé.