Volunteer with Fair Trade LA

Fair Trade LA is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. We are always seeking new volunteers to help us spread the word about fair trade and FTLA’s work at events around town, at congregations, in schools, and more.

See below for a listing of current opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to volunteer or want to join our volunteer mailing list, please contact us at FairTradeLA@gmail.com.

Event Volunteers

Attend community events, fairs, festivals, and schools to raise awareness and raise funds about Fair Trade LA! Motivate and inspire others to join a great cause and the Fair Trade LA campaign!

Responsibilities include:

Table/Display set-up.

Engage attendees in conversation who pass by the table/display and share information about Fair Trade LA, distribute collateral and get as many people to signup and receive our emails/newsletters as possible.

When appropriate, suggest membership.

Pack-up table/display materials and arrange for their return.

eMail Newsletter Marketing Editor

Seeking volunteer(s)/Intern(s) to help create content, design and deliver the monthly email newsletter, as well as occasional one-time email news blasts. Looking for folks who are passionate about fair trade and sharing its impact.

Responsibilities Include:

Plugging content into existing template in Mailchimp.

Each issue will include updates on current Fair Trade LA activities, reports of recent news, reports on volunteers, event news and information, promoting events, and fundraising.

Connect with Committees and Board to develop story and content ideas.

Analyze newsletter impact based on campaign analytics and develop strategies for improvement.

Research articles and information relevant to the Fair Trade movement.

Edit articles to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax, and improve readability.

Assist with building and maintaining distribution list.

Finding strong photos and crediting the source.

Looking for someone who can make a long-term (minimum six months) commitment to volunteering.

Social Media Volunteer

The Social Media Volunteer/Intern will play a key role in developing and curating content for Fair Trade LA. Ideal candidate will be comfortable researching and writing editorial material. Responsible for ensuring all content aligns with the overall strategy, ensuring creative consistency and optimum content performance.

Help promote our mission, market our varied projects and programs

Engage in appropriate level of engagement on Fair Trade LA social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Posting, creating online conversations,

Write copy and create content

Actively stay up to date on industry trends/campaigns, new social platforms, existing platform updates and up-and-coming influencers

Listen and engage in relevant social discussion about Fair Trade

Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from social network presence.