National Volunteer Opportunities

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Borgen Project volunteer Anthony Swingruber speaking at a town hall event in New York.

The Borgen Project is currently hiring for the following national volunteer opportunities. With these positions, volunteering can be done from home.

Advocate

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3-months
Hours: 4-hours per week

This is a great entry-level volunteer position for someone looking to be part of The Borgen Project. Advocates can operate from anywhere in the U.S.

  • Attend one (30-60 minute) national conference call per month: 5PM PDT 6PM MD7PM CDT 8PM EDT
  • Serve as an ambassador for the world’s poor. Build awareness of the issues and ways people can help.
  • Manage and implement fundraising campaigns.
  • Represent The Borgen Project in your city – attend events and engage people in the cause.
  • Contact congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction programs.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation.
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize assignments.

How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to hiring@borgenproject.org.

Regional Director

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 6-months
Hours: 4-6 hours per week

You don’t need to be a lobbyist to help influence foreign policy. As a Regional Director, you’ll serve as a Borgen Project Ambassador in your city – mobilizing your friends, family and colleagues to contact Congress in support of key poverty reduction legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend one (30-60 minute) national conference call per month: 5PM PDT 6PM MD7PM CDT 8PM EDT
  • Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for the world’s poor.
  • Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders to support poverty reduction legislation.
  • Manage and implement fundraising campaigns.
  • Build a network of people engaged in the cause.
  • Serve as The Borgen Project’s ambassador in your city.

Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of U.S. Politics and international development.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple functions and tasks while managing their work time efficiently.
  • Strong team player that loves to bring new ideas to the table.
  • Ability to demonstrate frequent independent judgment with decisiveness.
  • Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation

How to Apply: To apply, send your resume to hiring@borgenproject.org.

Learn more about the Regional Director Program

Writer

Location: Nationwide (telecommute volunteer role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3-months
Hours: 10-15 hours per week

This is a 12-week, part-time volunteer role. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines.

  • Write 3 articles per week for The Borgen Project’s blog and Magazine. Writing will focus on quality, but also improving search ranking.
  • Assist with advocacy and fundraising.

Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required.

How to Apply: To apply, send your resume and two writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org.