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Volunteer Recruitment and Events Intern

London   •   Expenses only   •  Internship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • Assist the Volunteer Recruitment Team providing travel and project advice to potential volunteers through over-the-phone consultations and live chat support.
  • Assist with the promotion of Frontier projects to target audiences through direct mailings, advertisements, public relations, promotional literature, social media promotion, fairs and face-to-face presentations.

About us

Frontier  was  established  in  1989  as  a  non-profit  conservation  and  development  non-governmental  organisation  (NGO)  dedicated  to  safeguarding  biodiversity  and  ecosystem  integrity  and  building  sustainable  livelihoods  for  marginalised  communities  in  the  world's  poorest  countries.  

Our  first  projects  were  in  Tanzania,  one  of  the  world's  poorest  countries.  Carrying  out  groundbreaking  surveys  in  remote  forest,  savannah,  and  marine  environments,  our  dedicated  teams  of  volunteers  set  about  building  a  comprehensive  picture  of  areas  that  were  heretofore  ignored,  despite  being,  as  we  discovered,  among  the  most  biodiverse  areas  in  the  world.

Why work for us

In  over  25  years  of  operation  we  have  completed  countless  successful  projects  in  Asia,  the  Americas,  Africa,  the  Pacific  and  in  Europe.  

Our  projects  have  led  to  genuine  and  sustainable  progress  in  the  protection  of  endangered  species  and  threatened  ecosystems,  and  the  empowerment  of  vulnerable  communities.  

As  such,  we  are  in  an  excellent  position  to  offer  those  who  are  seeking  a  career  in  conservation  or  development  a  great  inroad  into  the  sectors.

Job Description

Recruitment:

• Providing  information  and  advice  to  potential  volunteers  through  telephone  consultations  and  live  chat  software.
• Contributing  to  Frontier’s  online  outreach  strategies,  including  blogs  and  social  media,  pertaining  to  our  events  program.
• Helping  design  and  produce  materials  for  Frontier  presentations  at  schools  and  universities.  -
• Proofing  and  other  written  materials.
• Helping  write  and  design  press  releases,  articles  and  promotional  literature,  and  source  suitable  publications  for  promotion.
• Editing  Photo  Library.

Events:

• Presentations  to  school  groups  and  representation  at  careers  fairs  and  exhibitions.
• Assisting  with  weekly  event  booking  targets.
• Updating  contact  lists,  including  educational  institutions,  suppliers  and  media  contacts,  listings  in  books,  websites,  magazines  and  directories.
• Office  logistics,  filing,  preparing  invoices,  reading  and  responding  to  emails,  database  maintenance  and  mailing.

The Successful Applicant

• Educated  to  degree  level
• Fluent  English
• Proven  public  speaking  experience
• Experience  of  working  within  an  office  environment
• Experience  of  office  administration  procedures
• Excellent  written/oral  communication  and  presentation  skills
• Excellent  telephone  manner
• Good  time  management
• Commitment  to  organisational  values.
• Working  knowledge  of  Excel,  PowerPoint
• Commitment  to  conservation
• Flexible  Approach
• Ability  to  motivate  others  and  work  as  part  of  a  team
• Self  driven,  results  orientated  with  positive  outlook

What's on Offer

Contract  Duration:
3  or  6  months  with  the  possibility  of  extension

Working  Hours:
4  days  a  week,  10:00  –  17:30

Travel:  
Travel  allowance  available