Are you part of an HPA chapter but want to be even more involved? Are you addicted to the Internet? In love with all things Harry Potter and social change? We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated members to join our volunteer staff!
Looking for a paid position? Then head right over here!

How to Apply:

To apply for a volunteer staff position, send an email to jobs@thehpalliance.org with which job you’re applying for in the subject line. Please include:

  • A little information about yourself and why you want to join our staff.
  • A resume, or explanation of past work experience.
  • Estimated number hours per week you can volunteer (minimum: 7 hours)
  • Any sample materials you think would be helpful: writing samples, video samples or hyperlinks to your work

Open Positions

Volunteer Back to the Future Day Social Media Organizer

This year, Imagine Better is launching a visionary campaign that pairs 10/21/2015, the day when Marty and Doc arrive in the future, with optimistic, unique future-visions created by people worldwide. We’re assembling all of these visions (which can take the form of blog posts, artwork, videos, and StoryCorps app conversations) in an online “time-capsule” on our website, which anyone can view. Back to the Future Day is a holiday that champions a new kind of thinking, one that that prioritizes the ideal over the cynically-defined “likely,” one that believes that to create a wonderful world, we have to imagine it first.

And now you can be a part of our time-traveling team.

The social media organizer will become an integral part of the Back to the Future Day campaign and Imagine Better by managing all facets of Back to the Future Day’s social media. This position begins 10/12/2015 and completes 2/5/2015 and requires 10 hours of work per week. They will report directly to the Imagine Better Campaign Manager.


  • Develop social media plan for Back to the Future Day.
  • Set up, organize, and maintain (through daily posts) BTTFD’s twitter handle, Facebook page, and tumblr.
  • Promote BTTFD through likes, shares, retweets, etc. of the time-capsule.
  • Assist in collecting data on related evaluation measures throughout and at the end of the campaign.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has the deep desire to imagine a better world.
  • Has professional/organizational experience in social media.
  • Is proficient in popular social media platforms (e.g. tumblr, twitter, facebook). Likely has a fierce opinion on the pronunciation of ‘gif.’
  • Is a snappy, inspiring, and convincing writer.
  • Can complete tasks in a timely manner – they feel that working under a deadline is thrilling because we’re changing the world.
  • Does not mind working in a remote environment. In fact, the internet feels like an appendage of themselves.
  • Wears their passion and nerdiness on their sleeve.

Please submit a cover letter (with links to relevant social media blogs/handles) and resume to anna@imaginebetter.org.

Applications due 10/9/15.


The HPA derives 90% of its operating budget from member-driven fundraisers and merchandise sales. This is a testament to the strength and dedication of our community, but it also underscores the need for the expansion of our strategy into other areas of opportunity. The HPA has an array of highly fundable programs and projects, but historically we’ve lacked the ability to connect these elements to appropriate sources of funding.

No more! The goal of the project manager is to aid in the process of expanding other sources of revenue in one (or more) of the following ways: 1) Captaining long-term efforts to build and capitalize on a relationship with a specific funder, whether it be a foundation, potential corporate sponsor, highest-tier major donor, or another entity that could provide game-changing funds for the HPA; 2) Focusing in on a specific HPA project and exploring possibilities for funding to support that specific project; 3) Seeking opportunities for all projects and programs within a specific HPA department (e.g., chapters department, campaigns department, etc.). In all cases, the goal is the same: to build on the HPA’s sources of revenue so that our unique model of fan activism can continue expanding well into the future.

This position requires 5 to 10 hours of volunteer time per week and reports to the Executive Director.


  • Embrace and become a genuine fan and advocate of a specific HPA campaign, project, program, or department.
  • Identify opportunities to fund this element of HPA.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop a long-term strategy for the specific target or area of interest.
  • Follow through with grant proposals and applications and any other procedures required by funding entities.
  • Coordinate efforts with other Project Managers and Donor Management Team members as needed.
  • Lead special fundraising projects and manage all applicable tasks and deadlines as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Perform related tasks as needed and delegated by the Executive Director.


  • Professional experience in development and fundraising.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Deep love and appreciation for fan activism and fan communities.
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude and a desire to work with weirdos and creative types.
  • Self-motivated and self-starting approach to duties and tasks.
  • Ability to work independently when needed.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to matt@thehpalliance.org. We’ll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.



Do you love helping people? Are you often referred to as the parent of your friend group? You’d probably make a great Chapters Liaison. Liaisons work one on one with assigned chapters to help them with everything they need to be successful – from brainstorming on campaign ideas to getting through leadership transitions. Liaisons also help the Outreach team keep track of all of the awesome things their chapters are doing every month. This is a 5 hour/week time commitment.


  • Contacts assigned chapters monthly to provide updates from the Chapters Department.
  • Monitors chapter success and provides advice and mentorship when needed.
  • Documents chapter activities and provides monthly reports to Chapters Department.
  • Tracks assigned chapters’ active status and ensures contact information is up to date.
  • Helps facilitate chapter leadership transitions.
  • Reports to the Outreach Team Leader and Global Project Leader..


  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong follow through
  • Positive attitude
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Current or prior experience as a Chapter Organizer or member of a chapter is strongly preferred

Currently hiring for the following regions: Australia/New Zealand. It is preferred but not required that a liaison lives within their assigned region. For this position we do recommend that the applicant lives outside of the U.S. in order to best understand the needs of global chapters.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to camille@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We’ll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

Campaigns Team Member

Campaigns are the vehicle through which the HPA furthers its mission. Each year, the HPA runs multiple campaigns focused on different social or civic issues that engage and educate our members, chapters, supporters, and the general public. This volunteer position supports the HPA’s campaigns department by helping develop, research, maintain, and measure the impact of campaigns. We’re looking for people who have passion for a variety of social issues and who can help with various tasks to prepare, run, and analyze campaigns.

This position reports to the Campaign Manager and will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Research technical needs and capacity for upcoming campaigns
  • Track information relating to campaign or actions partners
  • Copy writing and editing: help draft campaign marketing materials and resources
  • Perform ongoing campaign maintenance and follow-up, including tracking campaign participation and data entry
  • Assist with post-campaign analysis
  • Attend campaign planning meetings (via Skype/Google Hangout) as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong writing and editing ability
  • Experience with research
  • Proficient with Google Docs
  • Consistent follow-through on projects and effectively meet deadlines
  • Interest in social change and activism
  • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture
  • A passion for civic engagement, equality, stories, fandom, and social change

Please submit a cover letter and resume to katieb@thehpalliance.org. We’ll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.