Volunteer

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

Chapters Training Facilitator

The Training Facilitator works with the Training Team to implement the Chapter Organizers training program, including facilitating online workshops, providing feedback to chapter organizers, and administrative duties as assigned. The Training Facilitator also works with the Conference Project Leader to assist with conference planning and administrative tasks as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to Training Team Leader
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Chapter Organizers Training program, including facilitating online workshops, assessing completed training assignments, and providing feedback for program participants.
  • Moderates the Training Program section of the Chapters Forum and adds informational and resource topics.
  • Performs administrative duties such as record keeping, updating documents, and sending emails
  • Works with Conference Project Leader to assist with conference planning
  • Performs administrative duties for the conference as assigned
  • 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.

    Chapters Recruitment Specialist

    The Chapters Recruitment Specialist is primarily focused on the following: 1) Developing marketing strategies and materials geared toward expanding our Chapters Program within the Harry Potter fandom and well beyond, into other fandoms and activist communities; 2) Contributing to the development of recruitment and retention strategies for existing chapters, so that they can build and maintain stronger memberships. This position will be largely self-directed, though collaboration with our Outreach and Resource Development Teams will be required. Currently, our Resource Development Team focuses its attention on developing support documents for existing chapters; the Chapters Recruitment Specialist will focus on forward-facing materials geared toward attracting new leaders to our program.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop targeted promotional materials for the following groups:
      • Nerdfighters
      • Attendees at various nerdy conferences
      • Educators
      • Librarians
      • Museum and art curators
      • Nerdy adults
      • College students
      • High school students
      • Middle school students
      • Other groups as needed
    • Work with Resource Development Team to improve existing resources pertaining to recruitment and retention of existing members
    • Coordinate video recruitment strategy with Lauren Bird
    • Research other chapter-based organizations
    • Identify compatible partner organizations to work with existing chapters

    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.