VOLUNTEER

We are currently seeking a range of volunteers and interns. Training and supervision will be provided. If you are interested and want to know more please click on the relevant link.

Secretary to the Trustees

We are seeking a Secretary to support and service the Trustees of a small, yet dynamic, international development charity working in Zimbabwe. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the working of a charity.

Ideally, you will be based around Hitchin, Cambridge or north London and have excellent written English and MS Word skills.
This is a voluntary role and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
You will be required to attend Trustee meetings usually for 2-3 hours on a Sunday every 3 months and be available for Skype/WhatsApp/phone calls in between meetings.

Main Tasks
Organise Trustee meetings
Coordinate Trustees and send reminders
Send agenda out in discussion with Chair of Trustees
Take, write up and disseminate Trustee minutes
File (e.g. electronic filing in DropBox or GDrive) for Trustees

Additional Ad Hoc Tasks
Update Trustee details with Charity Commission
File accounts with the Charity Commission (which will have been completed by the Treasurer)
Timely filing the Trustees Annual Report with the Charity Commission

To apply:
Please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Kevin Cusack at [email protected]

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Web Editor

About the opportunity
We are looking for someone to join our small, friendly team as a web editing volunteer keeping the public informed of our fundraising efforts in the UK, and the real successes those funds are being turned into by our development workers Robert and Nyasha out in Zimbabwe. You will be comfortable using web content editing platforms; writing web copy; and may have the opportunity to provide feedback and ideas for improvements to the existing site. You will also be responsible for ensuring hyperlinks are functioning and other small maintenance tasks.

If you are looking for a flexible, high impact volunteering role where your skills will be valued then please come and join us!

About The SEED Project
SEED is a grassroots charity working in partnership with communities in Zimbabwe (where unemployment is at 90%) to create lasting, sustainable change.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone skilled in both IT and copywriting who can make an ongoing commitment to our work. An interest in international development would be an advantage.

Reports to:
Volunteer Coordinator

Location:
This is a home-based/remote, flexible opportunity. You will require regular access to the internet.

Time commitment:
Approximately 10 hours per month. Flexible commitment.

Purpose:
To assist The SEED Project in delivering high quality projects in Zimbabwe by ensuring our website is up to date, functioning well and is well maintained.

Tasks:
Updating the website with news content, provided by the Volunteer Coordinator
Annually updating our fundraising platforms such as VirginMoneyGiving, The Big Give, etc
Checking links have not gone inactive
Performing updates and maintenance
Providing suggestions for improvement to make the website easier to navigate or use
Compressing and uploading photos

Skills & qualities needed:
Knowledge of front and back end development
Basic knowledge of HTML code
A good eye for layout and knowledge of best practice in website design
Good team working skills
An awareness and sensitivity to good public relations
Excellent and concise written English
Copywriting skills
Willingness to learn in depth about the project

Support provided:
Reasonable expenses (such as travel by public transport, petrol, and reimbursement for phone calls and stationery)
Regular supervision with the Volunteer Coordinator
An induction in the work of The SEED Project
Any relevant on the job training

Benefit to volunteer:
An opportunity to gain experience in international development
A reference for future jobs
A flexible opportunity to fit around existing commitments
Work from home
Make a real impact in a small but effective charity
A chance to add to your web-design and copywriting portfolio

Other considerations:
Volunteer needs to have their own computer and excellent internet connection
Volunteer ideally needs to be within easy reach of London or Cambridge

To apply:
Please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Kevin Cusack at [email protected]

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Publicity Designer

About The SEED Project
SEED is a grassroots charity working in partnership with communities in Zimbabwe (where unemployment is at 90%) to create lasting, sustainable change.

About the opportunity
We are looking for someone to assist our small friendly team of communications and fundraising volunteers by designing new leaflets and display materials for The SEED Project.

If you are looking for a flexible, high impact volunteering role where your skills will be valued then please come and join us!
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a talented designer and team player able to work remotely with our communications volunteers to produce materials to assist the fundraising team.

Responsibilities will include: redesigning leaflets; producing a range of display materials.

Reports to:
Volunteer Coordinator

Location:
Home based. You will require regular access to the internet.

Time commitment:
Short term project, ad hoc

Purpose:
To assist The SEED Project in delivering high quality projects in Zimbabwe by designing new publicity materials for distribution and display.

Tasks:
Designing new leaflets, annual report and infographics
Designing display materials

Skills & qualities needed:
Ability to use InDesign/Illustrator or other design programmes
An interest in international development
Understanding of the 'empowerment not aid' ethos
Team working skills

Support provided:
Reasonable expenses (such as travel by public transport, petrol, and reimbursement for phone calls and stationery)
Regular supervision with the Volunteer Coordinator
An induction in the work of The SEED Project
Any relevant, non-technical on the job training

Benefit to volunteer:
An opportunity to gain experience in international development
A reference for future jobs
A flexible opportunity to fit around existing commitments
Work from home
Add to your portfolio
Make a real impact in a small but effective charity

Other considerations
Volunteer will require a good internet connection, their own computer and design software
Volunteer ideally will need to be in easy reach of London or Cambridge

To apply:
Please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Kevin Cusack at [email protected]

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Google for Nonprofits Volunteer

Do you have experience in setting up Google for Nonprofits for a charity?

The SEED Project is seeking a knowledgeable volunteer that can set up our Google non-profit account and transfer our current data onto the new platform. This is a short-term project. You will need to:

  • Create a logical file structure
  • Create email accounts for trustees, staff and volunteers
  • Transfer our current files from Google, emails and hard drives into the new Google Drive account and set up various access levels for different staff, trustees and volunteers.
  • Desirable: Experience in creating Google Free AdWords to promote our charitable work on Google through keyword targeting.

About The SEED Project
SEED is a grassroots charity working in partnership with communities in Zimbabwe (where unemployment is at 90%) to create lasting, sustainable change.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone skilled in Google Drive who can make a short-term commitment and real impact on our work.

Location:
This is a home-based/remote, flexible opportunity. You will require reliable internet access.

To apply:
Please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Kevin Cusack at [email protected]

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Ambassador

About the opportunity
We are looking for people to join our small, friendly team as ambassadors within our fundraising team to visit churches, groups and organisations to raise awareness and recruit donors/supporters for our work in Zimbabwe.

If you are looking for a flexible, high impact volunteering role where your skills will be valued then please come and join us!

About The SEED Project
SEED is a grassroots charity working in partnership with communities in Zimbabwe (where unemployment is at 90%) to create lasting, sustainable change.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone friendly and articulate with excellent networking skills who can help us to extend our donor base throughout the UK by delivering presentations and engaging new supporters. An interest in international development would be an advantage.

Reports to:
Volunteer Coordinator

Location:
Home based. You will be required to travel locally to visit interested groups.

Time commitment:
Minimum approximately 4 hours per month

Purpose:
To assist The SEED Project in delivering high quality projects in Zimbabwe by raising awareness and recruiting new supporters through presentations to local groups.

Tasks:
Research local groups and network to set up visits;
Visit groups (Rotary clubs, churches, etc.) to deliver presentations about our work;
Answer questions and sign people up to our mailing list and as supporters

Skills & qualities needed:
A people person
A confident communicator
An interest in international development
Understanding of the empowerment not aid ethos
The ability to develop an in depth knowledge of the project

Support provided:
An induction in the work of The SEED Project
Reasonable expenses (such as travel by public transport, petrol, and reimbursement for phone calls and stationery)
Regular supervision with the Volunteer Coordinator
Any relevant on the job training

Benefit to volunteer:
An opportunity to gain experience in international development
A reference for future jobs
A flexible opportunity to fit around existing commitments
Make a real impact in a small but effective charity

Other considerations:
Access to internet
Able to travel locally
You will need to visit Cambridge for initial briefing.

To apply:
Please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Kevin Cusack at [email protected]

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