The BDA Foundation and DE are working to conserve the Congolese rain forests and enhance the livelihoods of people there through BDA’s ‘ecopreneur’ project.
All hands on deck! This is a call to all engaged young people wanting to make a difference for the environment — we need your help in our funding campaign for ecological entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From June 22 to July 31, 2014, you can be part of a social media effort on this world- class project. The positions are flexible, part time, and volunteer-based and can be done from anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection. This is a great opportunity to get experience in international sustainable development. If you are interested email:
Andrew Vine: email@example.com
or DE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Volunteers: Social Media Campaign — 40 days to support Sustainable Development in the DRC!
BDA-USA Foundation (https://www.bdausa.org/) is looking for energetic and globally engaged volunteers to assist in our first online fundraising campaign! If you share our passion in global development and are looking to join a fun, fast paced, dynamic team with excellent international exposure to American and emerging markets, we are announcing a very exciting opportunity.
BDA-USA Foundation is a start-up based out of California that supports the VAMPEEM Project currently underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project trains and develops a future generation of African ecological entrepreneurs. These “ecopreneurs” cultivate, harvest and process highly value-added plants, known as botanicals, for sale to local, regional and international markets. There are already 5 ecopreneurs who have graduated from the training program and are ready to launch their businesses!
From June 22 — July 31st, this campaign will seek to leverage an online crowd-funding platform, CrowdRise, to raise $25K. The money raised will be used to facilitate mentoring and development by industry experts to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of the eco-enterprises. Successful candidates will gain exposure to emerging markets, and communications, marketing and PR experience as well as a junior management titles for their resume.
For more information, please contact Andrew Vine email@example.com no later than Friday, June 20th at 12pm EST.
Position 1 — Social Media Coordinator
In coordination with the BDA-USA team, the Social Media Coordinator will ensure the timely release of relevant and engaging content through Twitter and traditional email channels. The coordinator should ensure that targeted profiles are being engages appropriately and with timely responses. This position will require 2–3 hours of work throughout the day, depending on the candidates level of organization and experience.
The Coordinator will work closely with all other positions to provide feedback on which techniques and profiles are responding best, in order to adapt the campaign as it evolves.
Position 2 — Content Developer
The Content Developer will work with the BDA-USA Team to ensure that relevant content is mined, created and forwarded to the Social Media coordinator. Ideally, the campaign will feature a “Tweet of the Day” specifically targeting one of the major philanthropic sources in the United States market: i.e. Poverty Alleviation, Health, Environment.
The content will range from a single line “Did you know that hunger killers more people than AIDS, Malaria, and TB Combined. You can help by following the link.…” to retweets from profiled users; to questions and open ended tweets to engage our twitter audience with responses, follow-up questions and comments.