VOLUNTEER ROLES

Everyone has a passion. What’s yours?

We have some positions that we are looking to fill, which you can check out below to see if they line up with your passions.

Otherwise, tell us about yourself and the capacity in which you’d like to be involved. Whether you love baking cakes, are a super-star event organizer or have friends in high places, anything goes. So don’t be shy.

Even if you have nothing specific in mind and just want to know when we are in need of extra hands, let us know so we can add you to our volunteer team, and keep you updated on any upcoming activities and events.

Volunteer Positions

At the moment we are looking for volunteers to join our creative content team, and especially to assist with social media and general copywriting. Below is a list of more detailed descriptions of what we are looking for.

We are also looking for people who can assist with admin, and general volunteers who are able to assist with odd jobs here and there.

Writers – Blogs

We are looking for people with a passion for writing to write articles and blogs posts on topics related to human trafficking and pornography. These may include the following:

  • Research and writing informational/educational articles on a particular topic
  • Conducting interviews and writing stories
  • Attending events and writing news articles and updates on the work of HFW

You will need to provide samples of your writing, and will be requested to make a regular commitment to writing. We will encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table, and to take initiative in undertaking and completing writing projects.

This role can be fulfilled remotely, however it would be a benefit if the applicant is in the Johannesburg area.

General copywriter

This role will involve odd writing jobs and general communications including, but not limited to:

  • Invitations
  • Event descriptions
  • Info packs
  • Updating website content
  • Thank you letters

An ability to work at short notice will be beneficial for this role.

Social media – research and writing

To join our social media team, we are in search of someone who is able to conduct research, synthesize information, offer creative ideas and package content in short and snappy posts that drive engagement.

A firm understanding of effective social media content is essential, and an understanding of social media strategy and analysis is beneficial. It would be an added advantage if the applicant is in the Johannesburg area and could attend events and post live updates.

Newsletter

We are seeking someone who can take responsibility for the production of a monthly newsletter update. This role would involve liaising with the team to produce the newsletter content. It is necessary to be a good writer and prior experience working in Mailchimp or a similar email platform would be a benefit.

Media Liaison/PR Specialist

This role would entail liaising with media outlets and contacts in the production of news articles, radio interviews, TV appearances, etc. This person would need to build and maintain these relationships, so it’s important that the applicant enjoys networking and working directly with people. The role may also entail writing press releases and making media appearances and statements.

An existing network of media contacts would be an advantage. The ability to prepare well-worded statements is also a benefit.

Photographers

We are seeking photographers who can be available primarily to photograph events and help document our work. This may occasionally extend to other types of photography such as taking product shots for our online shop, portrait photography and other creative campaigns.

This person needs to have flair for creative shots and the ability to convey stories and emotions through photos.

Most of this work is likely to take place on evenings and weekends.