Kindling is a 501c3 nonprofit that ignites change by offering change agents the inspiration, knowledge, skills, and connections they need to build a sustainable, just, and prosperous future for all. We are building the world's largest archive of change milestones, an online directory for the systems change community, and an online curriculum and community for aspiring change agents.
Kindling is currently supported entirely by unpaid volunteers, including the Executive Director, Brand Director, Finance Director, Marketing Director, and Community & Partnerships Director. Over time, we aspire to grow into a financially sustained organization with full-time, salaried employees. In lieu of pay, current Kindling volunteers are empowered to co-create their own role. Our sincere hope is that a volunteer position at Kindling allows you to explore your interests and passions, gain much-needed experience, and grow through mentorship and leadership coaching.
Kindling seeks a volunteer Change Milestones Editor to identify, research, author, and publish short news articles detailing social change milestones from around the world (i.e., global "good news" stories on a wide range of topics including but not limited to the climate crisis, racial justice, democracy, poverty alleviation, LGBTQ rights, women's rights, and wildlife/marine conservation). We are particularly interested in news stories that often go untold in Western society, especially including those from and about the Global South, people of color, women, the LGBTQ, and other frontline groups. This position is open to all, but may be particularly relevant and helpful for journalism students and those wishing to deepen their knowledge of and authority on leading trends in global social change.
The Change Milestones Editor will be expected to write at least one web article of at least 300 words every week. Your articles will be published publicly and promoted widely across our thousands of newsletter subscribers and social media followers, helping you establish your name in the nonprofit sector and online media space.
In exchange for your work, you will be offered practical training on a wide range of professional skills, including:
Time commitment is flexible, but likely within the range of 3-15 hours a week.
To apply, send us a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter describing why this position appeals to you and how you can support Kindling in its mission. If possible, please send links to any news articles you've written.