EDOWA 2019 Volunteer Callout — Media & Communications

What’s this all about? 

The Environmental Defender’s Office of WA (EDOWA) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and Community Legal Centre (CLC) with an exciting opportunity for a communications graduate — or student — to join the team in 2019, starting January.

What would I be doing?

You will be responsible for drafting copy for external publications, social media copy, and internal documents.

You will predominately be using Mailchimp to organise our monthly newsletters, and social media management platforms where appropriate (i.e. Hootsuite). These roles primarily include media research and monitoring duties.

Where will I fit in?

You will report to Principal Solicitor Declan Doherty, and regularly collaborate with the legal team to refine publications. You will enjoy relative autonomy but will be expected to liaise closely with the Principal Solicitor and/or legal staff in finalising drafts.

EDOWA enjoys modest media attention from local outlets, and provides strong opportunities for digital marketers working on organic audience growth strategies.

So is it just a social media role?

No. We recently launched Connection to Country, our second annual art exhibition, which was held at the King St Art Space in the CBD — formerly FORM. Additionally, we conduct yearly fundraising drives, as well as promoting donation channels year-round.

EDOWA also hosts and participates in a number of diverse events each year, from legal conferences to green culture exhibitions.

What kind of work does EDOWA do day-to-day?

EDOWA provides pro-bono legal advice to members of the West Australian community, where Public Interest environmental law is concerned.

As the CLC’s functional Communications Officer, you will be expected to liaise with prospective, current and past clients.

Where are you guys located?

EDOWA’s offices are located in Lotterieswest House, West Perth, right across the road from Harbour Town.

Volunteers are expected to fulfill a minimum of one day’s work each week, however, this will change throughout the year as EDOWA cycles through busy and quiet seasons.

From-home working arrangements are available, however, you will benefit most from the role at the bricks and mortar level.

I’m keen. How do I get in touch? 

Give us a ring on 9420 7271, or shoot off an e-mail to edowa@edowa.org.au with the subject line “EOI: Communications Volunteering 2019”.