SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

 

FOCUS

IRD file Number 91/5178

Volunteer role

Social Media Management Volunteer / Video Content Editor and Director

Skill(s) required

 

Communications and marketing

Digital Editing

 

Description of work

Social Media Management - Our social medial objectives are to expand our reach and raise awareness of our work within the English-speaking community by sharing informational articles, posting events and sharing videos, comments and images from our events and guest speakers.

  • The Social Media Management volunteer would be responsible for managing the FOCUS brand image across all media sites, helping to develop and execute a social media plan, preparing and posting content and establishing good social medial practices appropriate for our small nonprofit.
 

Video Content Editor and Director - Our advisors and monthly volunteer speakers share a wealth of knowledge and practical tips with the FOCUS community. We would like to further expand their reach and impact by creating video event highlights and interviews to share with the wider community.

  • The Video Content Editor and Director would help develop consistent FOCUS branding and to edit content from our monthly speaker events for sharing on social media. Ideally the volunteer would be able to advise on video capture techniques and provide creative direction to develop content valuable to our stakeholders.

Length of service / commitment required

6 months

Amount of time required per month

8-10 hours

Location of volunteer work

May work remotely / from home with occasional in-office work

NGO office location

We do not have a fixed office space; meetings with the FOCUS team take place at One Island South and our monthly events are typically held in Central

NGO mission and description of organization’s work

The FOCUS mission is to improve the education of children who are challenged by Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) by providing accurate evidencebased information and support for parents and professionals in education and healthcare and by promoting public understanding of how learning differences impact youth both emotionally and academically.

FOCUS seeks to create a welcoming community of parents and professionals who share the experience of supporting children with mainstream learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia.

Our goal is to help bring academic and life success to children and young adults with AD/HD or SpLD by raising awareness amongst parents and educators of what it means to have a mind that learns differently.

Impact of skills-based volunteer support on NGO and mission

Our mission is to bring accurate, evidence-based information to the parent and professional community and to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of mainstream learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia on students’ academic and emotional lives.

About 15% of all students have mainstream learning differences – that’s two to four students in every class – many will struggle and never be diagnosed or supported.

By enhancing our social media capabilities and enabling us to share quality video highlights of our educational sessions, FOCUS will be able to reach a wider audience with needed evidence-based information and to combat the stigma of having a mind that learns differently.

Language requirement Ability to communicate clearly in English with FOCUS team members, in social media communications and/or other forms of text.
Key contact person for service

FOCUS Administrator

(Phone: 9018 3826)

Email:

kirin.cheung@focus.org.hk

Start date for position ASAP
End date for position We would like a commitment of at least six months but hopefully it will work out to longer relationship!
Remarks or special requirements If you have an interest in education and/or mental health or someone in your life has struggled with mainstream learning differences this would be a rewarding opportunity. We’re a small team of volunteers who are all passionate about improving the outcomes for these students (and we often to bring cookies to our meetings!)

Possibility for future paid position

No 

 

Interested candidates please submit your CV directly to the key contact named above. Any candidate screening, interview and selection process will be conducted by the NGO.