Environmental Course Content Creator

Environmental Course Content Creator

Ongoing role
J74102
At a glance

Skills

  • Campaigning
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Film / video production
  • Software and web development
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)

Where

Lyme Regis, DT7 3DB
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? No

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week or short term project: 15-90 hours, completed within 4 months
We are flexible and don't set a minimum number of hours. Volunteer when it suits you to produce and edit the content.

We are looking for experts in E-learning content creation for our Environmental and Sustainability Courses at Word Forest. You will either have a background in this area or related studies, or a passion for our planet and the environment.

What will you be doing?

You would be a part of a small team creating educational course content on the environment and how to live more sustainably.  Covering a range of subjects, we can suggest ideas or if you have expertise in an appropriate area then feel free to choose your own.   There will be a few other volunteers creating course content, which you can share ideas with and ask for help or editing/proofreading.  This can, however, be completed completely independently, should you wish to do so, except for the final edit and upload. The course content can be completed around the volunteers schedule.

We would like content in small bitesize pieces, fit for a mixture of audiences (which can be created specifically or tailored depending on the content), to educate, inform and empower children and adults worldwide. We aim for some courses to link and connect with each other.  We envisage some to go out to primary/secondary schools and communities, but are currently open to suggestions. 

We're a #SmallButMighty international reforestation charity with one member of staff and around 30 occasional, environmentally-minded volunteers. We'd love to hear from somebody who could strengthen our charity by covering this vital role.

As we're an environmental and education charity, it would be great if the applicant shared our values and passion for taking care of the planet - but it's not essential.

What are we looking for?

You will be an experienced course content creator or editor with a background in the study or research of our planet and the environment and its sustainability, and preferably a passionate environmentalist. You will need to be good at multitasking and communicating, able to work independently and as part of a team.

As mentioned before, it would be absolutely marvellous if you shared our passions for the environment, reforestation and women's empowerment - those elements sits at the heart of all we do. It fires our drive to clean the air that blows all over the world via tree planting.

Our Core Team has short, daily scrum meetings and it would be lovely if you could attend occassionally to share updates and news. Having a convivial disposition would be great too - we're certainly not a stuffy, boring group, we care about our planet and each other very much.

Any skills you'd like to share from your experience in the charitable sector, would be good to learn more about. A willingness to throw additional ideas into the pot to make our charity shine, are always welcomed. We are all learning as we go and striving for more.

To find out how we roll and to see our positive impact in action, please watch our documentary #TreesAreTheKey narrated by Kate Winslet before applying. You'll see why our drive is so fierce to reforest Kenya and to support the amazing people living on the frontline of climate change, who work so hard to look after the forests.

What difference will you make?

By creating and editing exciting content for our courses on the environment and sustainability, you will be: raising awareness and educating the course audience about these vital issues and in turn, helping to raise the profile of The Word Forest Organisation and the issues we support, hopefully resulting in an increase in support and donations at this difficult time.

We are 5 years old and still in relatively early days as a charity. We're always on the lookout for ways to improve how we deliver our charitable aims: to plant fast growing trees in the tropics, build schools, facilitate education and support a growing women's empowerment movement called the Mothers of the Forest.  

We very much want to support our work with providing lifelong learning to spread the key messages of how everyone can be the answer to the environmental issues we are facing.  With an enthusiastic volunteer in this role, we will up our game. By doing so, it'll have a direct positive impact on our beneficiaries and our planet too; that's a huge bonus for everyone!

With no salary, this has to be a job somebody wants to contribute to freely because they want to mitigate the existential threat of climate chaos.

You will see the benefit of your contribution in everything the charity achieves and through the frequent contact we have with our team in Kenya.

What's in it for the volunteer?

We're a highly motivated, tight-knit team who are incredibly friendly, open to ideas, supportive, passionate about the planet, nurturing, thoughtful, respectful and considerate of each other; we don't do ego here either. 

If working with a connected team like this sounds like something you'd like to do, we'd really love to hear from you.

A few more details

As mentioned earlier, the best way to get to know us is by watching #TreesAreTheKey but do scroll through our News Feed and our website for volunteers too.

Thank you for your interest in The Word Forest Organisation - we look forward to hearing from you.

Jo  and the team

Causes
  • Animals / wildlife
  • Education
  • Environment
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • Women
  • Our reforestation charity, The Word Forest Organisation, is #SmallButMighty and we've always punched above our weight. We plant trees, build schools,...