Advert for Volunteer Media and Communications Officer


The African Wildlife Conservation Fund ( is looking for a volunteer to help with media / PR and fundraising. We are a small, non-profit organization based administratively in the US but with all field programs based in Zimbabwe. Our mission is to promote the long-term sustainability of healthy wildlife populations via research and educational partnerships with land owners and community members, natural resource managers, conservationists, and governments.

The volunteer post can blion-in-a-treee based anywhere in the world where there is reliable access to fast internet. The volunteer would be welcome to come and visit the project for two weeks at the beginning of the job to become familiar with the breadth and details of our projects (but would have to cover the cost of their own flights). More information on our projects can be found at Fluency in English is mandatory and another language would be viewed favourably.


Picture2The incumbent must have excellent computer skills, including editing and manipulating video footage and good familiarity with all social media sites. The successful applicant would need to be innovative with ideas about advertising and marketing the project and fundraising for the various programs. Examples of jobs to do include writing guest blogs; editing, uploading and widely promoting video footage; establishing and updating visual fundraising targets on our website and blog, setting up and maintaining an Amazon wish list; starting up and running innovative fundraising drives and projects using social media; and assisting with getting articles into popular press.

Good contacts in the media, wildlife or business worlds would thus be advantageous. A passion for carnivore conservation and a keen desire to help promote AWCF’s programs in a variety of different ways is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to help with the conservation of Africa’s large carnivores without having to relocate.

This is not a full time position, and could easily be done in addition to another job, or as part of retirement. Additional field trips to the project would be possible. The position is non-salaried.


Please email [email protected] with a CV and a short cover note about why you’d like to do the job and what you can bring to the project, by the 30th September 2013.

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