VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.  


+Administrative

+ Executive Assistant - The executive assistant plays a critical role maintaining the day to day operations of Africa Fire Mission. Performing a range of administrative and office support functions to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. +contact AFM for detailed position description

Google Apps Manager - Assist AFM in fully utilizing and setting up Google Drive and other apps that are useful for team efficiency and communication. Assists Executive assistant in linking team members to appropriate training to increase utilization.

Special Projects - Assist the executive assistant with daily operations & short term specific projects

Mailings Preparation Volunteer- Takes final documents for mailings and prepares them for mailing. Checks mailing list for project and prepares envelopes or labels. Prints documents and takes all resources for mailing (including stamps) to the mailing support volunteer..

+Finance

+ Financial Secretary - An effective financial secretary will receive, record, deposit and report all funds received by Africa Fire Mission in a timely, thorough, and confidential manner. +contact AFM for detailed position description

+Communications/Marketing/Design

+ Communications Director - Directs overall communications including: Website, Marketing, Newsletters, Direct Mail, Reports, Social Media, Media Campaigns and Visual representation of Africa Fire Mission with team of communications volunteers. +contact AFM for detailed position description

+ Newsletter Editor - An effective Newsletter Editor will oversee the production and distribution of the quarterly Africa Fire Mission online newsletter. +contact AFM for detailed position description

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 provides formal and informal representation at conferences and events.

Visual Arts Coordinator/Designer - 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: 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.

Website Design/Content Maintenance - Develops and maintains content of the AFM website in coordination with the Communications Coordinator. Requirements: Knowledge of website design and maintenance. Preferred direct knowledge of Squarespace.

Social Media Manager - Develops and executes a social media plan for Africa Fire Mission. Works with communications director to develop vision. Writes posts and coordinates with team to post content on the ground in Africa, keeps posts current and relevant to mission of AFM. Requirements: Knowledge of use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets

Photographer/photo editor - Takes quality photos at AFM events and edits content to represent “the best” for use in newsletters, donor communications, social media etc. Takes photos from team members and manages loads to Flickr or other storage locations.

+Spiritual Development

+Prayer Team Coordinator - Gathers prayer requests from AFM leadership on a weekly to monthly basis and sends out prayer requests to prayer team members. +contact AFM for detailed position description

Prayer Team Members - Pray consistently and specifically for Africa Fire Mission's ministry, leadership, volunteers and African Fire Services. Work with prayer team coordinator for prayer events.

Chaplain - Supports AFM teams and volunteers spiritual development

+Container/Gear Donation Logistics

Shipping Project Manager - Manages the logistics of shipping containers of donated equipment to Africa. Coordinates all logistics including volunteers for loading, preparing inventory of goods, arranging for shipment, organizing required inspections, coordination with mission partners.

Logistics Manager - Cincinnati, OH - 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

+Funding Development

+Development Coordinator - Responsible for coordinating efforts to bring in financial resources to support Africa Fire Mission. Efforts include annual campaigns, end of year requests, developing periodic events and annual fundraisers and overseeing efforts of other funding initiatives. +contact AFM for detailed position description

Grant Researcher - Research various grant funding sources, requirements, match to mission and deadlines. Collaborate with development coordinator on project priorities and possible funding resources.

Grant Writer - Work with development coordinator to write identified grants and submit proposals in identified timeframes. 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.

Event Coordinator (Event Specific)- The Event Coordinator plans and executes events for Africa Fire Mission for identified regional locations.

Event Support: Assists at fundraising events with decorating, setting up and generally supporting the event coordinator leading up to a fundraising event.

Campaign Writer/Manager - Google One Today & Google Ads for Non Profits-Writes campaigns for Google One Today and Google Ads.

+Other Opportunities to Volunteer

Design Mural 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