Precis-writer/ Copywriter/ Editor -

Precis-writer/ Copywriter/ Editor -

Short term project
At a glance


  • Copywriting / Journalism


Hackney, E5 0PL
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? n/a


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week or 1-15 hours
Each article produced can stand alone, so volunteers length of involvement will be subject to negotiation.

Our Mission is to give a national and global perspective to those working locally. We need help compiling abstracts of material received from multiple sources, presenting it to the broader public in ways that are easier to understand.

What will you be doing?

Much of the information that is available nationally and globally is complex, technical and sometimes difficult to understand. Our audience do not always have the time, or willingness (TL/DR - too long, didn't read) to absorb this information, yet want to have a general understanding.

We would like the volunteer to review information we provide that has come from newsletters, blogs news items etc and produce abstracts (short pieces that give the main points) that can then be shared across other platforms.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a volunteer who:

  • Has a basic understanding of climate issues
  • Has experience of precising, writing and editing  content
  • Has the ability to quickly understand the needs of our organisation
  • Can ask key questions to enable us to clarify requirements
  • Understands the resource constraints of a small charity and can work within these

What difference will you make?

Your input will make a radical difference to the amount of information we can transmit to our audience. It will also transform how we present ourselves to our service users, stakeholders, funders and general public and make the project that much more sustainable.

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people
  • The Scarab Trust is a registered charity, set up:

    • to help build sustainable communities† through education and communication at a local level.
    • to bridge the gap between the
    • ...