Volunteer Illustrator

Volunteer Illustrator

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Media production (video/audio)


Royal Leamington Spa, Cv31 1dl
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

The Volunteer will play a crucial role in enhancing Mast Cell Action's visual communication. It involves creating illustrations and graphic content that convey the Charity’s messages, support educational materials, and promote awareness about MCAS.

What will you be doing?

Key Responsibilities

  • Illustration and Design:
    • Create high-quality supportive illustrations for use in educational materials, social media, website, and publications.
    • Develop visual concepts that align with the Charity’s branding and mission.
    • Design infographics that simplify complex information related to MCAS.
  • Collaboration and Feedback:
    • Work closely with the communications and admin teams to understand project requirements and deliver visual content that meets those needs.
    • Incorporate feedback from team members to refine and improve illustrations.
  • Content Development:
    • Assist in developing visual content for awareness campaigns and fundraising events.
    • Contribute to the creation of educational resources such as guides, brochures, and presentations.
    • Design promotional materials to support outreach efforts.
  • Innovation and Creativity:
    • Bring fresh and innovative ideas to the table for visual storytelling and engagement.
    • Stay updated with current design trends and incorporate them into your work where appropriate.
    • Experiment with different styles and techniques to create unique and impactful visuals.

What are we looking for?

Qualifications and Skills

  • Education:
    • Degree or coursework in Illustration, Graphic Design, Visual Arts, or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • Proven experience in creating digital illustrations and graphic design.
  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in illustration software
    • Strong artistic and creative skills with attention to detail.
    • Ability to convey complex information visually in an engaging and understandable manner.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Attributes:
    • Highly organised and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Passionate about the mission of Mast Cell Action and contributing to a meaningful cause.

What difference will you make?


  • Use your artistic skills to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with MCAS.
  • Collaborate with a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers.
  • Enhance your portfolio with work that supports a charitable cause.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely.

Before you apply

Mast Cell Action is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this volunteer position without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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