We are looking for all sorts of volunteers not just from the UK but from all parts of the world who can help us to improve the general running of the charity in the areas of marketing, PR, communication, networking, fundraising and generating and implementing new ideas.
Our goal is to keep Whisper supported by current and future donors and investors, and to keep up the flow of volunteers coming to work to Uganda.
Become a Trustee: click here to apply now
Charity trustees provide leadership to their charity and make sure it is doing what it set out to do.
As a trustee, you will use your skills and experience to make sure the charity runs efficiently, has the money it needs and spends its money on the activities it was raised for.
Trustees use their skills and experience to support the charity, helping them achieve their aims. Trustees also often learn new skills and develop into new areas during their time on the board.
Trustees act out of a desire to help people and make positive changes.
Volunteering as a trustee should be rewarding and enjoyable.

Are you interested in becoming a trustee for Whisper? Contact us now! For more information about trustees, please visit the Charity Commission website here.

Become Whisper's volunteer
Volunteer in marketing and you can help us to reach more people who can change the childrenís future. You can also help us with general administration such as registration and correspondence with various fundraising and volunteering platforms.
Are you a web developer? Good online presentation is important to Whisper. We need anybody who could help to keep improving our website or work with us on some mobile applications that could help Whisper to reach out to more people effectively.
You can also become a fundraiser for Whisper or make presentation at schools or events. Please contact us if you are interested.
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Join our Whisper Team!

Current Whisper stars needed:

Copywriter

This role requires a good writing style in English, and the volunteer should live in the UK. Whisper has a regular need for writing for the website, newsletters, promotional material etc. Editing skills are important, because often a message has to be conveyed in a limited number of words, for example in an advertisement. Other qualifications and experience are not necessarily required if the volunteer is willing to learn how to write promotional copy and in particular how to write for the web, both of which have specific requirements that are not hard to learn; there are books and courses, and Whisper has a training budget.

[Note: the requirement to live in the UK is to be able to keep up with UK language and culture, which could be important for this role – a residence requirement like that is often specified for translators for the same reason. Good spelling and grammar are amongst the criteria used by search engines when determining the quality of a website]

Fundraiser (grant fundraising)


Whisper needs a volunteer to establish which grantmaking organisations are the best fit for Whisper, which projects are easiest to promote to them and to help with grant applications. This position doesn’t necessarily require a professional fundraiser if the volunteer is willing to learn about fundraising from grants; there are books and courses, and Whisper has a training budget. No formal qualifications are required, although this role requires the kind of research and analysis skills that are expected of university graduates.is role requires a good writing style in English, and the volunteer should live in the UK. Whisper has a regular need for writing for the website, newsletters, promotional material etc. Editing skills are important, because often a message has to be conveyed in a limited number of words, for example in an advertisement. Other qualifications and experience are not necessarily required if the volunteer is willing to learn how to write promotional copy and in particular how to write for the web, both of which have specific requirements that are not hard to learn; there are books and courses, and Whisper has a training budget.

Experienced IT volunteer


Whisper needs an experienced part-time IT volunteer to act as their webmaster. They will need 5-10+ years' experience in IT, which need not all be web-related. The role will be to oversee the migration of Whisper's website to a content management system (possibly Drupal although that is not decided) and to a responsive (mobile-friendly) design. Maintaining some of the look and feel of the existing site is a priority, so any techniques to maintain design flexibility (perhaps Smarty templates?) would be welcome. Depending on the volunteer's skills, interests and availability, the volunteer could either do the coding themselves or they could commission the coding from a developer to be paid by Whisper. The time commitment required can be tailored to the volunteer's availability but ideally in the early stages to get things moving, Whisper would like the equivalent of one day's work a week. .

Online marketing volunteer


Whisper is looking for an online marketing volunteer who can help spread the word about Whisper online. The role doesn't necessarily require previous experience if the volunteer is willing to learn about this interesting and useful field.

The role covers some or all of the following:

* Ensuring that Whisper's website is search-engine friendly
* Ensuring that newsletters, landing pages and social media posts are designed where appropriate to encourage readers to take action
* Setting up and monitoring online advertising campaigns
* Suggesting new content and inbound links to increase the number of web visitors
* Extending Whisper's presence in social media
* Analysing visitors to Whisper's website, probably including use of Google Analytics at some stage

The role should normally require less than 2 hours a week of volunteering on average, although initially, particularly if the volunteer is new to the field, it's likely that more time than that will be needed.

No formal qualifications are required, although the role needs the kind of analysis skills that are expected of a university graduate. The volunteer should know English to native speaker standard and is likely to be resident in the UK. It's not a software development role, but the volunteer should at least have a basic familiarity with HTML, and the role is unlikely to be suitable for technophobes.