Social Media Education & Fundraising Volunteer
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Environic Foundation International
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
District of Columbia
EFI develops people’s capacity to address social, economic and environmental challenges in order to create healthy and sustainable societies.
EFI does this through formal education and public awareness programs. The programs emphasize development of community sustainability goals, design of sustainable approaches, and initiatives that put sustainable approaches into practice thus fostering a culture of sustainable stewardship that maximizes human opportunity and environmental well-being for all as an integral part of a region’s identity and culture.
In addition, EFI researches global, regional and local sustainability issues and strategies being used to address them. Based on that research we create and provide educational programs, resources and learning tools for higher education, business and government that increase understanding of the social, economic and environmental challenges and build capacity to create solutions.
Our programs have been used in graduate, undergraduate, professional and continuing education in the United States and Africa for individuals in fields ranging from business, health care, government, community development and art to natural and life sciences, environmental studies, agriculture and engineering. Volunteers must have interest and/or basic experience in sustainability and environmental issues and policies.
Volunteering at EFI
We have a strong platform for remote work and interaction and we provide the web design and collaborative tools to conduct the work successfully. We seek to develop the professional and intellectual skills of our interns and volunteers and contribute to their future careers and endeavors in the fields of sustainability studies and policy. Former EFI interns and volunteers have secured positions and pursued careers in sustainability in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community organizing, and academia.
In 2018 EFI launched a social media educational strategy that includes development of original content and curation of web materials from trusted sources in sustainability, climate, and environmental policy. We are looking for volunteers with passion for sustainability issues to help us manage and scale the development of our social media platform. We are looking for web-savvy individuals with expertise in the latest trends and technologies in social media interaction, education, and fundraising.
Skills: knowledge of social media platforms (Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Adwords); knowledge of web fundraising strategies and trends; basic web design and photography skills; knowledge of web analytics; skills in web design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Pictochart).
-Deploy a social media strategy (already developed) for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
-Work to develop social media-based fundraising campaigns.
-Support individual fundraising efforts through letters, appeals, updates.
-Grow awareness of all of EFI’s programs through updates and features.
-Support marketing campaigns to increase donor engagement.
-Design and write engaging content, including photos, graphics, and text captions for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
-Create ads, build audiences, and set ad budgets for paid social media advertising.
-Collect, track, and analyze key social media marketing analytics.
-Other tasks related to social media as needed.
- Training Provided
- Language/Cultural Support Available
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