Are you thinking about working with communications volunteers? Do you have people in your network with specific communications skills to offer?

A few years ago, I urged readers of this blog to think beyond the “communications committee”. I provided 14 different skills-based communications roles to consider (with some suggestions about exactly how these roles might fit into your work).

Later that same year, I ended up working with a very organized and skilled volunteer, Hui Xuan Chew, who developed template descriptions for those 14 volunteer roles.

At the time, I provided the templates alongside training I was offering on the topic of volunteer management. But since then, they’ve been gathering dust. Today, I’m making sure that these volunteer communications role templates are available to anyone who might need them.

14 template role descriptions for communications volunteers [links to Google docs]

You’ll see that these roles are very specific – there’s no general “communications volunteer” role here. That’s because I designed them to help you bring in volunteers who want to apply specific skills as a marcom volunteer.

If you’re new to working with Google Docs, please see the download instructions below.

Full disclosure: I’ve quickly reviewed them, but I haven’t updated these templates since 2014. However, since they are templates, I feel they’ll provide you with helpful starting points – even if you need to make a few updates here and there.

Blogger
Copywriter
Email marketing advisor
Event photographer
Expert/Spokesperson
Graphic designer
Marketing administrative support
Photo editor
Portrait PhotographerProofreader
Reviewer/Copyeditor
Social Media Ambassador
Videographer
Video producer and editor

Do you want them all? Here’s a link to the folder containing all 14 template role descriptions

Download instructions

To download your own copies, click the link to open the template you need in your browser. Then,

  • For use online in Google Drive/Doc, go to File > Make a copy
  • To download and use offline in Word, go to File > Download as

Once you’ve completed this step, you’ll have your own copy of each template you’ve selected, which you can then customize and use at your organization.

Do you need more help? Here are a couple of additional resources from the  blog archives:

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Marlene Oliveira

Marlene Oliveira

Communications advisor and copywriter at moflow
Marlene Oliveira is communications consultant and copywriter at moflow and founder of the Nonprofit MarCommunity blog. Having worked in the nonprofit sector since 1999, Marlene specializes in working with capacity building and grant-making organizations, advising on communications strategy, and writing stories and other content.
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