Volunteers (Communications)

Background

Eurogroup for Animals has been the leading voice for animal welfare at European Union level since 1980 and represents 63 national and international animal welfare organisations, in Europe and beyond. We provide a voice for the billions of animals kept in laboratories, farms and homes or living in the wild, and work to create a Europe where animals are considered and valued as contributing to our well-being, prosperity and to the sustainability of our planet.

We are looking for motivated individuals with high level of interest in animal welfare / animal protection and related field. We offer guided experience focusing on specific activities or projects.

Conditions:

  • Duration: minimum 3 months, 6 months preferred;
  • All volunteers will work out of Eurogroup for Animals’ office in Brussels;
  • As a non-profit organisation, we are not in a position to offer financial remuneration, but we will provide you with substantive professional guidance, as well as with a network of more than 60 organisations working in the field.
  • Lunch expenses will be covered (fixed daily amount of Euro 8 per worked day);
  • On request we can provide a proof of placement for purposes of funding/scholarship applications.

Key responsibilities

Volunteers at Eurogroup for Animals are considered colleagues who are investing their time, effort and know-how to help progress our cause. In exchange they will gain practical insights into international (EU and beyond) advocacy and learn substance on a first-hand basis.

Desired profile:

  • Higher education graduate or a proven track record in in international relations, European studies, economics and trade, agriculture, environment, wildlife management, sustainable development, veterinary medicine, communications, journalism or any related field;
  • Strong motivation to work on animal advocacy, experience in this or related field would be considered an advantage;
  • Eager to learn and have the ability to apply newly acquired knowledge into practice quickly and with precision;
  • Pro-active, a positive team player and service oriented;
  • Ability to work with high degree of accountability, diligence and sense of responsibility;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and preferably at least one additional EU language;
  • Proven creativity, research and analytical skills would be considered a strong advantage, so would be some knowledge of EU institutions.
  • Some level of familiarity with website management (WordPress), email marketing (e.g. mailchimp) and social media account management would be considered a plus.

Specific areas of work

Overall communications tasks

  • Track and monitor the movements’ online news/social media actions across Europe
  • Assist in implementing tailored communication actions on social media
  • Support the implementation of our campaigns
  • Collect and analyse analytics for the different channels used (website, twitter, facebook)
  • Supporting various campaign activities and communication tasks at events

Publication management

  • Business cards – updates and printing for new colleagues
  • Ordering/printing for stationary (e.g. folders)
  • Support with magazine: envelopes, post office
  • Analysis of the magazine and Eurobulletin newsletter and other products)

Digital communications

  • Monitoring member’s websites for potential Eurobulletin news
  • Assist the digital communications officer in developing the weekly email newsletter
  • Analysis of events (comms, social media, website) in supporting the Digital Communications Officer
  • Analyse corporate website and campaign websites, propose and implement updates (policy sections, about us)
  • Website analytics (Google Analytics)

Application procedure

To apply for one of the positions, please send a CV and a letter of application stating your skills, motivation and preferred area of work, both in English, by email, with the subject “Communications volunteer” to c.gheorghe@eurogroupforanimals.org

Application deadline:

15th October 2018

Only successful candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.