Volunteer with Us: Outreach & Communication

VOLUNTEER POSITION

Position: Outreach & Communication Volunteer
Organization: Nova Scotia Environmental Network
Location: work remotely from anywhere in Nova Scotia

Role Description

The Communications Volunteer is responsible for managing and growing NSEN’s online presence by creating, curating, and posting engaging content across all of our social media platforms, as well as assisting with traditional communications and media relations tasks. The role will also include work in event planning, fundraising, and building new partnerships.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Managing NSEN’s communication: responding to Facebook messages, responding to emails, creating content for website
  • Creating, curating, and scheduling/posting engaging content on Facebook and Twitter
  • Overseeing the content and distribution of our e-newsletter
  • Writing and/or sourcing environmentally-themed content for the website
  • Assisting with event planning, fundraising, and other duties as needed

Attendance of monthly NSEN board meetings is mandatory. These meetings can be down by Google Hangouts.

This is a remote position – we welcome candidates from anywhere in Nova Scotia to apply.

Good to Have:

  • Previous experience scheduling and posting social media and creating e-newsletters, preferably for a non-profit or social enterprise
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently without much supervision or as part of a team
  • Ability to use and familiarity with Hootsuite, WordPress, Mailchimp, Facebook
  • Experience in graphic design, photography, and/or videography, an asset

Required:

  • Positive attitude and team spirit!
  • Openness to ask questions and clarifications when needed
  • Organized & detail-oriented worker

Commitment

Volunteers are expected to commit to approximately 8-12 hours per week on an ongoing basis.

If you are interested in being a part of the NSEN team, please email your resume and cover letter outlining your passions and skills as they relate to this opportunity to Megan MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, NSEN at nsenvironmentalnetwork@gmail.com .

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Please include your First and Last Name and Communications Volunteer in the subject line of the email 🙂

Nova Scotia Nature Trust – Volunteer Opportunities

Nova Scotia Nature Trust is currently in need of volunteers to help with the following:

Fundraising Assistants – We are looking for volunteers to help with donor calls. This can be done from our office, or remotely from home.

Writers – We are looking for volunteers to help write donor stories, blog posts and other content (maybe you want to write a piece for Landlines!?!). If you have a knack for the written word, this is a great opportunity for you.

Office Assistants – we are looking for volunteers who can contribute regular weekly hours to assist with organization and research.

25th Anniversary Volunteer Team- we are looking for creative individuals with a PR or marketing background to lead special activities to celebrate the Nature Trust’s 25th Anniversary.

Property Guardians – Even though the wintery weather is upon us, we are looking ahead to our next field season. We are continuously recruiting property guardians and plan to have a team of new guardians ready to go in the spring! If you love exploring the outdoors, this may be a perfect fit for you!

Attention experienced birders! If you have a passion for our avian friends and want to contribute to the Nature Trust, let us know. Our Bird’s Eye View (BEV) program offers you the chance to enjoy one of your favourite pastimes, while contributing to our conservation efforts!

Should you be interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Ryan at ryan@nsnt.ca or by calling (902) 425-5263.

Volunteer Opportunity – Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Halifax

Volunteer Opportunity 
 
Are you very concerned about the catastrophic consequences of global warming and more than ready to act on this? Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Halifax is searching for a new Group Leader (who can be located anywhere in the province and can rename the organization CCL Nova Scotia if so desired).  It’s a great volunteer opportunity to meet other dedicated and compassionate climate change volunteers from across Canada (by way of monthly conference calls and lobbying on Parliament Hill) and learn a myriad of transferable skills. The time commitment is up to you, from 2-4 hours a week on average.

 

CCL is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.
 
If interested, write to Cathy Orlando cathy@citizensclimate.org or brett.cease@citizensclimatelobby.org or telephone present group leader, Joanne Light at 902-429-1571