Employer: Pandrillus Foundation, Limbe Wildlife Centre
Location: Limbe, Cameroon
Preferred Hours: 6 days/week
Salary: Unpaid Voluntary Work
Role Purpose: Supporting Limbe Wildlife Centre’s Fundraising efforts
Supervisors: Pandrillus Country Director and the Assisting Manager
Key relations: Work in close collaboration with the Digital Communications Volunteer Officer
Location: Limbe Wildlife Centre, Limbe, Cameroon
Time commitment: Minimum six (6) months. To start asap.
Expenses: This is a volunteer role. Accommodation with cleaning and security services is provided in the volunteer house, local food lunches are provided during working days. Allowance may be provided depending on the funds raised for the Limbe Wildlife Centre. The volunteer is responsible for her/his travel expenses to and from Limbe, Cameroon, visa fees and vaccination.
The Limbe Wildlife Centre
The Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) was established in 1993 as a much-needed rescue centre for endangered animals. The centre supports enforcement of Cameroon’s wildlife laws by providing a long-term solution for wildlife that has been poached and held illegally, and subsequently confiscated by our government partners. LWC is collaborative effort between the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and the Pandrillus Foundation, an US non-profit NGO. Public education remains a central pillar of the LWC’s work. We conduct an extensive conservation outreach programme, reaching each year more than 1,000 schoolchildren, 50,000 visitors and 500 community partners.
Currently, we provide care for more than 250 animals, of which 230 primates, including the critically endangered gorilla, endangered chimpanzee, drill and Preuss’s monkey. LWC aims at insuring the survival of rescued animals and to release them back into the wild to serve as a species conservation tools and to contribute to restore the ecosystem in a sustainable way. Each year about a hundred individuals of species protected by Cameroonian wildlife law are released, including the endangered African grey parrot, the vulnerable Home’s ringed tortoise and dwarf crocodile.
We are always looking for dedicated, hard-working volunteers to improve the lives of the animals under our care!
Background to the role
We are looking for a creative, motivated, enthusiastic individuals who is eager to gain insight and experience in the charity and voluntary sector of biodiversity conservation and animal well-being. As the Limbe Wildlife Centre, we communicate with thousands of supporters: individuals, institutions, and local and international companies.
The volunteer will work to develop a communication, marketing and fundraising strategy under the supervision of the Country Director and the Assisting Manager and in close collaboration with the Fundraising and Marketing Volunteer Officer. The Fundraising and Marketing Volunteer Officer, with the Digital Communications Volunteer Officer, will be responsible for implementing the strategy using digital and social medias, organizing fundraising campaigns, advocating for wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, identifying and engaging local and international companies in corporate social responsibility towards people depending on wildlife, designing education outreach material.
The Fundraising and Marketing Volunteer Officer will be essential in designing and implementing the Action Plan for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the most popular international football competition of the continent. This event will represent a unique opportunity to advocate the missions of the Limbe Wildlife Centre, raise large awareness of the immense threat to wildlife, promote and engage people in supporting effective conservation actions.
The volunteer will also devote a part of her/his time to train a local staff and therefore ensure long-term capacities of the LWC to raise funds.
During your volunteering you could spend your time being involved in:
□ Maximising income generation (including income from the Gift Shop) by developing and delivering an effective communication programme to existing and potential stakeholders
□ Increasing fund-raising event participation
□ Evaluating marketing and communication activities to maximise opportunities for promoting the charity and build links with potential and existing supporters
□ Working with the Assistant Manager to writing copy for email and direct mail campaigns
□ Helping to create and develop our campaigns
□ Develop messages for key events to promote fundraising and generate funds
□ Tracking, monitoring and evaluating the impact of fundraising communications, circulating relevant press cuttings to key staff and producing monthly statistics on coverage
□ Developing, implementing, and regulating marketing materials and communications that reflect and contribute to our organisational aim, vision, values and objectives
□ Being an ambassador for the LWC at any fundraising activity, event or functions
□ Promote LWC’s aim and objectives continually through working practice
The skills and experience we are looking for
□ Motivation and enthusiasm for working in a digital communications role in a membership body.
□ Creativity, entrepreneurial outlook and ability to develop high quality communications, including plans, materials and messages for all fundraising activities, in order to increase support to the LWC
□ Motivation and passion to participate and help a wildlife conservation programme
□ Conversant in, and enthusiastic about, using social media platforms, ideally in a workplace or volunteer role
□ Ability to work well on your own and as part of a team
□ Strong communication and interpersonal skills for evolving in a multi-cultural environment in Africa
□ Excellent writing, editing and verbal skills, in French and in English
□ Confident working independently as well as collaboratively
□ Ability to « sell » a cause successfully and an appreciation of the communication needs of charity fundraising
What you can gain from the role
□ Gain experience of creating media rich content such as videos and infographics
□ Specific experience in direct marketing and social media communications and campaigns
□ A chance to develop your research and communications skills in the workplace
□ A chance to learn lots as part of a small tight-knit team
□ An increased understanding and knowledge of the fundraising sector
□ A chance to play an active role in African wildlife conservation by assisting in the care of 230 Primates, including 15 gorillas, 52 chimpanzees and 86 drills who have been orphaned by the bush meat trade.
Deadline: When we found the person.
Please send your CV with covering letter of application to [email protected]
Your letter of application should detail:
□ How your skills and experience fit what we are looking for
□ Why you are interested in this volunteering opportunity
□ Your availability