Are you social savvy and passionate about wildlife conservation? Would you love to help conservationists find meaningful, impactful careers? 

Then we want YOU as one of our Social Media Volunteers to help grow and engage the Conservation Careers community and share exciting new resources for conservationists!  

We have three volunteer (unpaid) roles, based anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll need about 2-4 hours per week for 6 months or more, and in return you’ll receive plenty of free career support resources. 

How would you like to help conservationists find their dream careers? Image credit: Francesca Trotman, Love the Oceans.

About Conservation Careers 

We are the #1 careers advice centre for conservationists – helping over 200,000 conservationists in 228 countries across the globe. 

We believe that all wildlife is beautiful and that it deserves great conservationists working to protect it. We have extensive international knowledge, experience and a network of contacts within the conservation career sector. This means that we can help job seekers and conservation organisations to form lasting relationships. We do this by providing careers advice and information to a network of dedicated conservationists across the globe. 

Learn more about our mission, vision and values. 

About the role 

As Social Media Volunteer, your mission is to ensure that everyone in the Conservation Careers online community feels inspired and supported in order to achieve career success. You’ll help update and grow our social media channels day-to-day (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram)bringing opportunities, resources and activities to lifewhile supporting our values and wider goalsYou’ll post daily content across our channels following a monthly plan and ad-hoc updates. 

This is aexciting time to join Conservation Careers. You’ll help share brand-new resources we’re developing for conservationists, including our career courses, ultimate guidesconservation training resources, conservation scholarships, and much more. You’ll also help grow our LinkedIn and Instagram channels. 

We have over 50,000 followers on social, on the following channels: 

About you 

You are passionate about wildlife conservation and helping conservationists enjoy meaningful, impactful careersYou understand the impact social media can create for a business and have experience successfully building and engaging online communitiesYou’re familiar with social media best practice and know how to craft a post that grabs attention.  

We’re looking for volunteers with experience delivering effective social media communications with knowledge of best practice for at least two of the channels we manage (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). You’ll need English as a first language, great attention to detail and a good dose of creativity.  

Location: Anywhere! (home-based) 

Time commitment: Part-time, 24 hours per week for 6+ months. You will usually need to be available for 20-30 minutes daily from Monday to Friday.

Start date: 27 April 2020 or as soon as possible 

Trial period: 1 month 

What we offer 

While this position is unpaid, we can offer:  

  • Valuable professional experience with a global conservation company 
  • A chance to make a HUGE difference for conservationists and conservation 
  • Full access to our online Conservation Careers Kickstarter course (value £195)including aConservation Careers Academy membership for the duration of your role 
  • A role with small, young company that values agility, openness, collaboration and optimism 
  • Flexible working hours  
  • References and recommendations depending on performance 
  • One free application review or one free interview practice (value £150on completion of at least 3 months with us 


 To apply, please email Kristi FosterHead of Engagement, at [email protected] explaining1) why you’d like the role, 2) how you’ll benefit and 3) your availability, attaching a copy of your CV. 

 With your application, please choose one opportunity from our Job Board and one post from our Careers Advice Blog and write sample Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts showing how you would promote them on social. You can visit our FacebookTwitter and Instagram channels to get a feel for our style. Your posts should include text, image(s)/video, link and hashtags and be sent as screenshots of draft posts (e.g. either on the social platforms themselves or via a publishing platform like Hootsuite). 

Applications are open until 11:59pm (GMT) Sunday 12 April 2020.