Volunteer

Volunteer

Are you part of an HPA chapter but want to be even more involved? Are you addicted to the Internet? In love with all things Harry Potter and social change? We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated members to join our volunteer staff!

How to Apply:

To apply for a volunteer staff position, send an email to jobs@thehpalliance.org (unless a different email address is specified below) with which job you’re applying for in the subject line. Please include:

  • A little information about yourself and why you want to join our staff.
  • A resume, or explanation of past work experience.
  • Estimated number hours per week you can volunteer (minimum: 7 hours)
  • Any sample materials you think would be helpful: writing samples, video samples or hyperlinks to your work

Open Positions    

RESOURCE TRANSLATOR: HINDI

Resource Development Team Members contribute to the development of resources for all aspects of the Chapters Program, helping the RD Team Leader to ensure that resources are informative, high in quality, and effectively worded for utilization by HPA chapters. Resource Translators help ensure that these resources are accessible on a global scale. This is a 3 hour per week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Translates resource documents as directed by the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication in Hindi
  • Ability to translate from English to Hindi
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jennil@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

RESOURCE TRANSLATOR: ARABIC

Resource Development Team Members contribute to the development of resources for all aspects of the Chapters Program, helping the RD Team Leader to ensure that resources are informative, high in quality, and effectively worded for utilization by HPA chapters. Resource Translators help ensure that these resources are accessible on a global scale. This is a 3 hour per week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Translates resource documents as directed by the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication in Arabic
  • Ability to translate from English to Arabic
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jennil@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

RESOURCE TRANSLATOR: GERMAN

Resource Development Team Members contribute to the development of resources for all aspects of the Chapters Program, helping the RD Team Leader to ensure that resources are informative, high in quality, and effectively worded for utilization by HPA chapters. Resource Translators help ensure that these resources are accessible on a global scale. This is a 3 hour per week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Translates resource documents as directed by the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication in German
  • Ability to translate from English to German
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jennil@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

CHAPTERS LIAISON: LATIN AMERICA

Do you enjoy helping people be the best they can be? Are you regularly the Parent Friend of the group? Are you good at keeping records? Want to foster community in a whole region? This job is for you! As a Chapters Liaison you are the first point of contact between chapters and HPA HQ. It's your role to not only serve as a mentor to them, but to become the expert on the chapters in your region. This is a 5 hour per week commitment.  

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Outreach Team Leader
  • Sends monthly check in emails to all chapters in your region
  • Assists chapters with questions and problem solving
  • Helps chapters find the resources they need
  • Completes monthly reports on chapter activities
  • Ensures all records are up to date
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Spanish fluency strongly preferred 
  • Exceptional written communication
  • Timeliness and willingness to work one on one with chapters
  • Motivation to find creative ways to connect chapters in your region
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jennil@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview. 

 

PINTEREST CURATOR

Housed in the Campaigns Department (the Department of Magical Causes and Communications), the Social Media Team strategizes, organizes, and produces all content for the HPA’s Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Medium, and Pinterest accounts. This volunteer position will work with the Social Media Team to curate the HPA’s Pinterest page.  While this will be the Pinterest Curator’s primary duties, there will be opportunities for additional projects such as assisting with copywriting for email blasts, press releases, and the HPA website and long form submissions for the quarterly newsletter, The W.A.N.D. We’re looking for someone who is a Pinterest expert with extensive experience using the platform (either personally or professionally), a natural talent for writing, deep familiarity with social media trends, and a reliable work ethic and team spirit!

This position reports to the Social Media Team Lead and will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Social Media Team Lead, curate/write draft content for Pinterest.  
  • Suggest content for social media platforms.
  • Help brainstorm and strategize messaging for campaigns.
  • Occasionally write copy for  email blasts, press releases, the website, and The W.A.N.D.
  • Keep abreast of all relevant updates to social media channels and trends.
  • Attend Pinterest Team and Social Media Team meetings and all-staff meetings via Skype/Hangout.

Qualifications

  • Experience with Pinterest and familiarity with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, or similar
  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter
  • Ability to be a collaborative team player
  • Interest in social change and activism
  • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture

To apply, please send (a) cover letter, (b) resume and (c) links to examples of your work on Pinterest to Sara at saram@thehpalliance.org.