Social Media Expert Volunteering Opportunity

Posted on June 3, 2009




I know, I know, another volunteering opportunity. But this one is a great portfolio-builder and you’d be helping out a great organization, so if you’re a social media practitioner, take a look. You can see the posting on their site at VolunteerVancouver as well.

This one came straight to my social media inbox, bloggingclasses@gmail, thanks to my poster at Thurlow and Alberni. At least the posters are good for something!

Social Media Outreach Expert
Volunteer Vancouver

Volunteer Vancouver’s mission is to inspire and build leadership in the voluntary sector. On April 30th 2009, we launched a new e-book, tentatively titled “A People Lens: 101 Ways to Move Your Organization Forward”. The book illustrates to organizations the vast number of ways volunteers can be employed in order to further their mission; it is sprinkled with stories, best-practice tips and tricks, trends and tools. We are looking to engage a Social Media Outreach Expert to ensure that the message of the book is widely distributed, read, discussed and referred to online.

The volunteer will be responsible for the following:
– Familiarizing themselves with the goals and key messages of the e-book
– Creating a plan for outreach to bloggers; recommending strategies for wide reach and ways to create an online “buzz” – about the book and its key messages
– Ensuring that the book increases Volunteer Vancouver’s reputation as an expert on people engagement – through social media

** Execution of the outreach plan is a potential volunteer role for this person, but is not required.

The approximate time commitment is 20 – 30 hours, ideally between June and July
Volunteers Required: 1
Skills and Experience: – Expertise in social media / blogger outreach strategies and campaigns
– Demonstrated ability to successfully create a blogger outreach strategy
– Ability to work to deadlines and achieve deliverables
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written
– Familiarity with the not-for-profit sector would be considered an asset
Other Language Required: –
Requirements: –
Reimbursements: –
Training Provided: –
Benefits to Volunteer: You will have the chance to contribute to an innovative project focused on creating a future where every community mindfully engages passionate citizens. You will learn about the voluntary sector, hear inspiring stories, and meet new people.

Volunteer Vancouver will provide a letter of recommendation at the successful conclusion of the project, upon request, and serve as a reference if appropriate.
Contact: Lynda Gerty
604 637 8293

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