- Combating isolation and loneliness through e-chats
The global pandemic dramatically highlighted the crisis of loneliness, and it became hugely apparent that not everyone has a large support network available to them. As an e-chat volunteer, you will be engaging in video calls to vulnerable, isolated or lonely people. These calls help to reduce isolation, improve communication and give an insight into the outside world. You will be rewarded with a rich one-on-one relationship and make a huge difference to the happiness and wellbeing of others.
- Teaching, training and sports
Share your skills and hobbies online with people with disabilities, kids that need educational support and the elderly. These people are particularly vulnerable, and helping to keep them engaged and motivated is essential. Examples of tasks can be leading a fitness class remotely, teaching English online and offering vocabulary sessions, conversation classes, role plays and encouragement.
- Sales, online fundraising and marketing
As an online fundraiser, you would be helping to raise money using social media, email campaigns and crowdfunding pages, amongst other things. Tasks can include writing / designing fundraising communications, identifying and approaching potential sponsors, updating donors’ databases, planning fundraising activities and fundraising events etc. You will be working as part of fundraising teams to raise the awareness of the work that the local charity is doing.
- Branding, marketing and design (experience required)
Many small NGOs do not have the resources to be dedicating funds and time to design and user experience. The main aim of this programme is connecting talented individuals who wish to help nonprofits. Tasks include creating visual communications such as banners, posters, flyers and emails in an effective and attractive manner. Must be proficient with Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc).
- Website design in Spain (experience required)
- Video-making and photo editing (experience required)
The main role will be to edit video and photo content to be used on the website of an NGO. Depending on the NGO, you may be required to take photographs or make videos where possible. Requires expertise with Adobe Premiere – or other video editing software – as well as working knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Google Ads and SEO (experience required)
Help NGOs to understand their positioning online, and how to improve their social media and SEO to achieve more. This can involve creating content for social media platform, advising on and designing a digital marketing strategy and creating communications. Experience required with Google Analytics and SEO and other tools for analyzing and reporting.
- Translation and editing (experience required)
Some NGOs will really benefit from having websites and communications in various languages, but they are not able to pay for professional translators or proof-readers to write and revise their texts. Tasks can include translating texts for communications and website, creating Wikipedia pages in another language or editing already translated documents to make them more accessible. You must be bilingual to take part in this.