Love knitting and crochet (and other fibre arts)? Adore social media? Admire life-saving humanitarian work and want to make a difference?
Can you donate eight hours a week of your time?
Then p/hop needs you!
To give you a more personal idea of what running a woolly fundraiser takes read on dear reader, read on.
What does this role involve?
1) Running this blog, tweeting social media awesomeness, sharing the latest news with p/hop fans worldwide and raising awareness about MSF’s awesome life-saving work!
2) Taking p/hop on the road, meeting lots of delightful fibre-folk…
… yes, there may be sheep …
…and you might end up being surrounded by squishy knitware samples.
3) Light touch pattern editing (mostly formatting to add the p/hop blurb) photo editing and coming up with creative ways to get people involved.
Where do you do this?
Ideally we’d like you to come into the MSF office in Clerkenwell, London, so we’d prefer someone who lives reasonably near. MSF will pay your travel expenses and you get a lunch allowance. When I ran p/hop I found it really interesting coming into the office and learnt a lot about how a humanitarian aid agency works. Plus there is often cake and the people who work there are really friendly. There are occasional language courses and interesting talks which you are welcome to attend. And tea, lots of tea (or hot beverage of choice).
Who will I work with?
Me, based in the communications team (stop press!) as well as our friendly fundraising team.
How will I know what to do?
Training will be provided. Once you are up and running a certain level of independence and self motivation is required. The team will always be on hand to help (though most people in the office don’t know anything about knitting. The philistines.)
Have any more questions?