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Volunteer with us
Giving What We Can depends on a large team of volunteers. Because of their hard work, we now have over 250 members, we've carried out in-depth charity evaluation and we've been able to raise more than $95 million in pledged donations. Each volunteer can make a huge difference; if your help results in just one extra person taking the Pledge, this would typically amount to an extra $200,000 donated to cost-effective charities!
We welcome volunteers from any country and it is not necessary to have volunteered for similar organisations before. There are four types of volunteering opportunity open to you:
1. Getting involved in a local chapter or starting your own.
2. Working on a self-contained project (we encourage you to try this before moving on to option 3).
- These are self-contained projects - such as helping to coordinate one of our events or designing a template poster for chapters - as opposed to positions which involve continuous responsibilities.
- Please contact Luca with the subject header "Self-contained projects" to see our latest list of available projects.
3. Taking up a central position.
- These tend to require at least 5 hours of work a week. We also generally expect a six-month minimum commitment, at least two weeks notice for leaving the position, and a willingness to assist with a handover (whenever that may occur).
- Below is a list of our current vacancies. To register your interest, please email the relevant director listed below, attaching your CV and/or 100-200 words explaining your suitability for the role. Note that some roles are divisible, so please feel free to apply for shared positions.
4. Interning with us.
- We offer internships covering living costs in Oxford. These typically start at 2 or 6 months, but there is a possibility for extension and some of our employees began as interns. Your chances of being offered an internship are greatly increased if you can secure your own funding, for example through scholarships and fundraising.
- You'll be part of a focused team of intelligent, enthusiastic, driven colleagues. Everyone involved is passionate about their work, making the office an inspiring place to be. Because we're growing so quickly, there is lots of room for your responsibilities to develop as we expand.
- Express your interest with this quick form - it won't commit you to anything, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions via email or Skype.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Research Team is responsible for identifying the best giving opportunities for members of GWWC, and any others who rely on GWWC for advice on giving or management decisions.
A periodically updated list of possible research topics is available here. Due to high levels of interest, entry to the research team is competitive; those with relevant skills are encouraged to email the Research Director, Robert Wiblin.
The Communications Team has overall responsibility for the public-facing image of GWWC.
Contact Joey Savoie.
Responsible for all of our video requirements.
- Responsibilities would include acquiring and maintaining video equipment, editing videos for clarity, uploading videos, as well as the production of promotional and recruitment materials.
- Previous employment experience in video media would be helpful, but is not essential for this role.
- Candidates would ideally be Oxford-based given the focus of GWWC events in this area.
Responsible for developing recruitment strategies based on market research.
- Responsibilities would include identifying the best target audience for potential GWWC members, conducting general research into membership recruitment, and developing messages optimised to bring in new members.
- Candidates should be intelligent and creative, with a strong interest in research.
- Relevant experience in market research would be preferred.
The Operations Team ensures that Giving What We Can is run as efficiently and effectively as possible. As such it has responsibility for the organisation's finances, research into and fulfilment of the legal requirements relevant to a charitable company, the website, the yearly internship and weekend away, training, and organisational structure.
Contact Tom Ash.
- Candidates' responsibilities would include basic research into legal regulations pertaining to employment, incorporation, visas etc., presenting findings to other volunteers, and liaising with other teams to ensure the changes required by the research are implemented.
- An ideal candidate would have some research experience, and the capacity to do this research online or over the phone.
- Candidates should be able to present findings and recommend appropriate responses clearly and succinctly.
- Long-term volunteers are preferred for this role, but candidates looking for smaller projects should also get in touch.
- This role would put successful candidates at the centre of efforts to expand GWWC and determine its future direction. This is a critical task with a great deal of scope for individual autonomy.
- Responsibilities would include identifying the different grants that GWWC is eligible for (as well as those which we currently narrowly fail to qualify for), and acquiring all the information about GWWC that is needed to apply for grants.
- Ideal candidates would have some research and grant application experience.
- Though the actual grant application responsibilities would be filled by another GWWC volunteer, communication between the two positions would be essential.
- The operations assistant is a highly varied role and would help the operations team to adapt to changing circumstances, often spearheading efforts to move the organisation in new directions as well as ensuring its smooth functioning.
- Responsibilities would include researching the most cost-effective operations options as well as numerous other roles such as ensuring a new management system is adopted correctly and overseeing office space.
- This is a role which successful candidates can mould to suit their skills and interests - there is scope for expanding this role to take on new responsibilities, or reducing its scope and focussing on specific tasks.
- Ideal candidates for this role should be well organised, analytical, and possess some research experience.
For the following roles please contact Alex Robson
CRM Technical Officer
- This role requires advanced technical skills, and the ability to pick up knowledge of CiviCRM, a complicated system.
- Responsibilities would include providing support to the CRM Officer on all the technical aspects of CiviCRM, ensuring mailings from CiviCRM work, have high deliverability and conform to mass-mailing legislation and best practice.
Online Content Creation Assistant
- This role requires knowledge of HTML, and involves creating and updating semantically correct pages on the website on request.
- This role requires knowledge of Drupal development, and involves using this to add new functionality to the website.
- You would be responsible for creating and updating the functionality of the website, as well as troubleshooting issues this new functionality might cause.
Available roles with our sister organisation 80,000 Hours can be found here.
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