Join our Communications Superteam
Are you a media or communications expert who has the ability and capacity to support groups taking local action in their communities? Are you passionate about saving the planet and want to put your expert skills toward a good cause?
Join a trusted environmental organization and become a force for good!
Note: Our next orientation session is on Monday, March 29, 4-6pm Pacific / 7-9pm Eastern. Please apply by Friday, March 26 if you want to be considered for this round of onboarding!
About the Future Ground Network
Future Ground Network supports local groups who are organizing to secure healthier lived environments and more sustainable communities. The most effective change begins locally, alongside others in our community with whom we share common values.
Joining the network allows community organizers to share best practices with one another, find inspiration, and work together to achieve common goals. The network provides a wealth of tools, resources, and wisdom to amplify the work of local groups and help communities build a better future from the ground up.
Future Ground Network is powered by the David Suzuki Foundation. You can learn more about us at www.davidsuzuki.org
Volunteer Role Description
Position Title: Communications Support
Terms: 6 months, 1-2 hrs/wk
Location: Your home office
Reporting to: Future Ground Network Coordinators
About the role:
We are currently looking for people with strong experience in media relations, social media management or journalism to join our Future Ground Network Superteam.
In this role, you’ll work independently to support grassroots groups taking action in their communities that need support with either
a) social media (setting up their social media accounts or exploring the full functionality of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or
b) media relations (pitching stories to media outlets, writing op-eds and letters to the editor, and/or preparing for media interviews).
You have great interpersonal skills, are able to work independently and deliver content in a timely manner. You are willing to use Slack as a primary channel of communication.
- Work together with local organizers as needed to determine the scope of each project
- Meet with local organizers to offer 1-hour consultations based on their media relations or social media objectives
- Edit media materials or answer one-off questions about social media management as needed via Slack, within the limits of your time commitment
- Facilitate webinars about social media and media relations as needed.
- At least one year of media relations or social media experience.
- At least one year of experience working collaboratively online.
We recruit Superteam members approximately every six months. If you are not recruited to join the team this round, please be patient and be sure to apply again as we can only accommodate so many volunteers at one time.