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Afghanistan and Central Asian Association - Graphic Design Volunteer



Details of the Charity:

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) was founded in 2000 to support vulnerable refugees and migrants, living in some of the most disadvantaged and deprived areas of London, to improve their wellbeing, independence, aspirations and integration. We provide a wide range of social, cultural, and educational services and place a heavy focus on gender equity within the displaced communities. We aim to break down language and cultural barriers and give our community a voice and address their needs. Our work is underpinned by a community development ethos centred on addressing individual needs and circumstances. Although our main area of support is refugee families, our activities are open to all as part of our long-standing integration agenda.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Responsibilities:

  • Producing graphic content for ACAA's social media accounts, primarily Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (see Instagram for examples)
  • Designing graphic posters, leaflets and newsletters to advertise ACAA's projects, services and activities
  • Taking photographs of projects, workshops, what's going on around the office (see Instagram for examples)
  • Communicate with members of staff to ensure thoughtful representation of ACAA’s mission and efforts across social media platforms
  • Respond to direct messages received on ACAA social media platforms in a timely manner
  • Evaluate effective strategies on social media and modify future content accordingly

Skills Required:

Essential:

  • Graphic design experience 
  • Access to and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, Google Drive 
  • Professional proficiency in English
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Creativity and willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task whilst still paying attention to detail 
  • Interest in Afghanistan and advocacy for the Afghan diaspora 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience managing / posting on social media for a charity 
  • Basic video editing skills either on social media apps or on external software

Additional Benefits:

  • Volunteering hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
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