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

Graphic Designer – W.A.N.D.

The W.A.N.D. (Wizard Activist News Dispatch) is the HPA’s 20-page quarterly donor newsletter that showcases campaign and chapter achievements and keeps our donors informed about HPA news. The W.A.N.D. graphic designer is responsible for collecting design collateral and laying out article spreads and advertisements.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Source or create high-resolution images to accompany articles.
  • Lay out 20-page quarterly magazine in Adobe InDesign.
  • Create full and half page advertisements for magazine.
  • Prepare print-ready PDF files to send to the printer.


  • Professional print layout experience.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Ability to take constructive feedback and adjust or edit accordingly.
  • Punctual and organized.
  • Commitment to social justice and love of fandom!

Please send a resume and portfolio link to alicia@thehpalliance.org to apply.

Events Coordinator

Every year, the HPA attends almost a dozen IRL conventions, conferences, and meet-ups. Preparing for the HPA presence at each of these requires organization, planning, and project management. This volunteer position supports the Operations Director and Executive Director by handling logistics, planning, and follow-up for IRL events. We’re looking for people with a high sense of professionalism, organizational acumen, and a love of spreadsheets and lists.

This position requires an average of 7.5 volunteer hours per week.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work closely with senior staff to define event goals, objectives and specific implementation plans.
  • Develop event budgets, timelines and operating procedures.
  • Help develop event-related marketing materials.
  • Coordinate logistics for shipping event materials to event sites.
  • Attend planning meetings (via Skype) as necessary.
  • Help with other administrative event-related tasks as needed.


  • Strong organizational and research skills.
  • Proficient with Google Docs.
  • Ability to learn new things quickly and enthusiastically.
  • Consistent follow-through on projects and effectively meet deadlines.
  • A passion for education, civic engagement, equality, stories, fandom, and social change.
  • Previous event management experience a plus!

Please send a resume and cover letter to matt@thehpalliance.org to apply.

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.


  • 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.


    • 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.