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Volunteer

 

Opportunities

 

Zimbabwe Educational Trust greatly benefits from the time, effort and dedication of its volunteers. Whatever your interest or area of specialty (if you have one) there will be a role for you within our organisation. Here are some of the areas that our volunteers currently work in:

  • Social Media (Upkeep of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook; providing up-to-date content and news, using social media platforms to promote our organisation and expand our audience, and using platforms to gain donations, recruit volunteers and more)
  • Fundraising (Conducting research into various funding bodies and assessing how suitable they are for a funding application from ZET; Contributing to the development of funding proposals; Sending off funding proposals; Development and upkeep of current and new fundraising platforms, such as Global-Giving and Givey, to raise funds and awareness for ZET’s activities; Putting on events, street fundraising, corporate partnerships and more)
  • Communications and Marketing (including website content)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (Assisting in defining the frameworks through which we judge our projects; Analysing data (qualitative and quantitative) to show project effectiveness)
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • IT
  • And more!

    Why us?

     

    At ZET, we offer a great deal of flexibility to our volunteers. You don’t have to stick to just one role; some overlap, and you are free to change role if you fancy doing something different. Furthermore, if your area of specialty/interest is not covered in these more specific roles, there is the scope to discuss with the Operations Manager a role that is more suitable to you. We want to make sure that you enjoy your experience and get something out of it, so don’t hesitate to get in touch and find out how else you can get involved.

    We are a small charity, and this makes our volunteers’ experience unique; their work has a big impact and volunteers are given genuine responsibilities. For this reason, volunteering at ZET is a great way to enhance your CV and boost your career prospects (if you happen to be at that stage in your career); such hands-on experience will help you develop a range of skills in your area of interest. Not only this, but volunteers work closely with ZET’s Operations Manager, gaining a broad and deep insight into the work of an international development, non-profit organisation. This makes volunteering for ZET particularly suitable for those with an interest in International Development/International Affairs and a career in the third sector, or someone who wants to gain first-hand experience in the operations of a non-profit organisation.

    Not to mention that whilst benefitting from this, you will simultaneously be working for a great cause (see our website for more on the vital work we do and the impact we make)! Where and when? Volunteer meetings take place every second Wednesday from 3pm-5pm in the local Leeds area. If this is not convenient for you, working from home is also possible. Email: contact@zimbabweeducationaltrust.org.uk

    Internships

     

    We also offer internships. One of our volunteers, Izzy, chose to do an internship (she enjoyed her volunteering experience that much) – tailored to meet the three weeks she had available. Click the button to find out what she got up to.


    Internship Blog

    Trustees

     

    We are currently looking to recruit new Trustees to sit on ZET’s Board. This is a very exciting time to be involved in ZET’s work as we look to expand our programmes over the coming years.

    Click here for a full description and personal specification for the role of Trustee.

    In particular, we are currently looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of Treasurer. Click here for a full description and personal specification for the role of Treasurer.

    To apply, please send a C.V & covering letter to contact@zimbabweeducationaltrust.org.uk or click the button below.


    Apply

    Internships

     

    Communications & Marketing Intern:

     

    We are currently looking to recruit an intern to help develop ZET’s website and online marketing. This is a 3 month, unpaid internship which may be suitable for someone with strong creative and design skills, with some knowledge of online marketing and new media, and who is looking to gain professional experience in this area.

    Click the link below for a full job description and personal specification.

    Communications & Marketing Intern Job Description 2017

    There is no application deadline for this role; recruitment is ongoing.

    To apply, click the button below and send us your CV and any examples of your creative design (e.g. websites previously developed).


    Apply

     

    Fundraising Officer & Events Coordinator:

     

    We are also looking to recruit Interns to join our fundraising team. Fundraising Interns can work from home and be based anywhere in the UK. The main responsibilities of this role will be to recruit individuals to join our monthly giving programme, and to raise awareness of ZET’s work.

    This role would be ideal for outgoing individuals with a passion for international development who are looking to gain experience in the non-profit sector. Links with the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK may also be an advantage.

    Click the links below for respective job descriptions.

    Fundraising Officer Job Description 2017

    Events Coordinator Job Description 2017

    There is no application deadline for this role; recruitment is ongoing.

    To apply, click the button below to send us a CV and covering letter.


    Apply