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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
Start Date: New programs begin every month, you choose the month you wish to start

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 [email protected]

 

 

Advocate

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3-months
Hours: 4-hours per week
Start Date: New programs begin every month, you choose the month you wish to start

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 [email protected]

 

 

Writer

Location: Nationwide (telecommute volunteer role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3-months
Hours: 12 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 one article 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 [email protected].

 

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 [email protected] for review. 
  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.

 

Volunteer Editor

Location: Nationwide (remote volunteer role)

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. The Editor is responsible for reviewing articles submitted by The Borgen Project’s national team of writers. Editors will also perform edits for articles appearing on BORGEN Magazine and The Borgen Project Blog.

Our volunteer position is a part-time, work from home role. You can set your own schedule and specify how many hours per week you wish to work.

– Edit and format articles submitted by national writers.
– Work with writers to improve their articles.

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

To apply: Please email a copy of your resume and two writing samples to [email protected]