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.

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:

  • 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 borgenproject-brgn0771@applications.recruiterbox.com

Learn more about the Regional Director Program

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.

  • 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 borgenproject-brgn0771@applications.recruiterbox.com

Ally

As an Ally of the Borgen Project, you will build awareness about global poverty issues within your city, town, and district.  Allies receive training, tools, and support from Borgen Project headquarters and receive the weekly newsletter, Borgen Project State of the Union.  

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: Open-ended/As-needed
Hours: 2-hours per week  

  • Within your city, town and district build awareness of the issues and ways people can help the world’s poor.
  • Contact congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction programs via email and phone.
  • Complete tasks of your choosing from The Borgen Project Point Chart

Qualifications:

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

To get involved: Email us at borgenproject-brgn0771@applications.recruiterbox.com

Friend

As a Friend of The Borgen Project, you will contact your Congressional leaders on a weekly/as-needed basis about key legislation that alleviates the global poverty crisis. Friends will receive The Borgen Project State of the Union monthly update and are welcome to attend an orientation session and any of our training sessions.

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: Open-ended/As-needed
Hours: Less than 1-hour per week  

Qualifications:

  • Excellent overall communication skills: oral and written.

Requirements:

  • Call and email your congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction legislation via our Action Center

To get involved: Email us at borgenproject-brgn0771@applications.recruiterbox.com

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 2 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.

Guest Contributor

Do you care about global issues and have a knack for writing easy to follow content? If you answered “yes” and would like to see your articles featured on The Borgen Project’s Blog or Magazine, then we would like to hear from you:

To apply:

  1. Email your article according to this format to contributor@borgenproject.org for review. Please also send us a short bio (interesting fact about your life) along with a horizontal photo of yourself.
  2. We’ll reply within a timely manner with a decision – either “Yes, we’ll publish your article on our Blog or Magazine” or “Please give it another shot — this one isn’t in-line with what we’re looking for”.
  3. You can send in as many articles as you’d like as often as you’d like.

This is an excellent opportunity to have your original content read by over 200,000 people that visit the borgenproject.org each month.