Africa Fire Mission's volunteers are critical to our work. We engage volunteers to assist us in all aspects of out work. Below is a description of some of the ongoing volunteer possibilities and brief description of the roles. If you are interested in volunteering with us but aren't sure in what capacity, let us know - we will help identify the best place for you.
+ Communications Coordinator
Description: Keep website and all social media sites updated with current project information. Write and send out monthly e-newsletters and program-specific newsletters. Conduct various presentations as necessary on behalf of the organization related to raising awareness and funding. Work with other volunteers to coordinate efforts for volunteer and donor cultivation efforts, special event planning, and other strategies. Produce or assist in producing copy for Direct Mail pieces.
Requirements: Excellent writing skills. Experience with email marketing services, specifically MailChimp. Understanding and experience using social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter
+ Grant Researcher/Writer
Description: The Grant Writer is responsible for bringing in financial resources through grant requests that support Africa Fire Mission and its various initiatives, researching possible grant sources, requirements, timing, and writing, submitting and tracking grant requests. Other responsibilities include maintaining on-going relationships with grant donors and promoting development events and programs through new and changing media outlets.
Requirements: Ideal candidate should possess two years of direct experience writing grants as well as strong, writing, editing and proof-reading skills. Ability to juggle multiple priorities while meeting demanding deadlines and strong community contacts among donor sources and various media outlets is also needed. An understanding of emergency services is beneficial, but not required.
+ Graphic Designer
Description: Design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web. This will include logos, direct mail pieces, branded promotional items, web site and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed. Work closely with a project team to translate their messaging concepts into marketing materials.
Requirements: Ideal candidate should be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop and/or other common design and layout applications. Having a computer and access to graphic design and layout software is preferred.
+ Logistics Manager
Description: The Logistics Manager picks up donated equipment and delivers the equipment to AFM storage locations. The logistic manager inventories and organizes current and incoming PPE and training supplies.
+ Event Planner/Volunteer
Description: The Event Planner assist with coordinating events for Afirca Fire Mission for regional locations across the United States.
+ Curriculum Writer
Description: The Curriculum Writer will assist the program mamger in writing CHE curriculum for Africa Fire Mission training programs.
+ Prayer Team Coordinator/ Prayer Team Member
Description: The Prayer Team coordinator gathers prayer requests from AFM leadership on a weekly to monthly basis and sends out prayer requests to prayer team members. Prayer team coordinator and team members agree to pray consistently for Africa Fire Mission's ministry, leadership, volunteers and African Fire Services.
+ Team Coordinator
Description: The Team Coordinator assists with logistics of Short Term mission teams including processing applications, volunteer screening, gathering documentation, embassy registration, ordering supplies, sending team member packets and assisting with booking travel.
+ Marketing Manager
Description: The Marketing Manager assists with marketing Africa Fire Mission to individuals, churches, associations, and corporations. The Marketing Manager seeks corporate partners and sponsors and managers corporate sponsorship programs. The Marketing Manager providers formal and informal representation at conferences and events.
+ Other Opportunities to Volunteer
- Assist with preparing mailings
- Design of Mural for Storage Container
- Painters for Storage Container
- Host a Fundraiser - (MaryKay, Pampered Chef, Thirty One, etc - AFM has consultants)
- Host a Dinner to introduce others to Africa Fire Mission