30 January 2012

We're recruiting!

VOLUNTEER Position/s – Feb-June 2012

Are you excited and passionate about Wishbone Day?
Do you like to share your excitement about Wishbone Day with other people?
Are you interested in a Volunteer Regional Liaison role with Wishbone Day?

You might be just the person Wishbone Day is looking for!

Regional Liaison Role (Volunteer)
Now in its third year, international Wishbone Day is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! To make sure we continue to meet the needs of our growing community, Wishbone Day seeks six volunteers for Regional Liaison Roles to promote awareness about Wishbone Day and OI in your region or area of the world.

This is an unpaid volunteer role which will require at least one hour once a week from your own home for three months.

Each Regional Liaison will join our online international support team to bring Wishbone Day to more individuals and community groups across the world and to raise positive awareness of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) through local and international community activities.

Wishbone Day Liaison Regions

- Africa
- Asia
- Australia/New Zealand
- Europe
- North America
- South America

About Wishbone Day
Wishbone Day is an international awareness day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (also known as 'brittle bones'). Wishbone Day is not a fundraising event. Wishbone Day is celebrated on the 6th May each year. Wishbone Day was first celebrated in 2010 and 6 May 2012 will be the third International Wishbone Day.

Wishbone Day has grown all over the world with generous, creative and excited people who also want to celebrate and promote awareness of OI!

Wishbone Day belongs to everyone who celebrates the lives of people living with OI.
Benefits to you
This volunteer role is your opportunity to:
  • Connect with other creative and passionate people who know that OI is no showstopper!
  • Contribute to the awareness and celebration of the lives of people with OI
  • Be an agent for positive change within your local and international community
  • Bring Wishbone Day to your region of the world in celebration of people with OI worldwide!
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Collect photos and stories about Wishbone Day activities for the Wishbone Day website and social media
  • Promote 6th May as Wishbone Day throughout your region and networks
  • Connect people in the Wishbone Day community with each other in a spirit of goodwill to create strong happy communities
  • Encourage others to support Wishbone Day through activities like wearing yellow, telling people about Wishbone Day and most of all celebrating Wishbone Day on 6 May
  • Support 'Wishy' in his world tour to OI events such as conferences and Wishbone Day activities in your region
  • Identify opportunities for Wishbone Day promotion and OI awareness within your region
  • Report regional Wishbone Day developments back to the team on a weekly basis
Essential Criteria
  • Access to the Internet and the ability to effectively communicate via email, Skype or other Internet based communication method.
  • Commitment to the Regional Liaison Role for three months
  • Time to promote awareness about Wishbone Day in your region or area of the world
  • Ability to engage with the OI community and increase OI awareness without the explicit need for fundraising
  • Commitment to raise awareness about Wishbone Day and encourage positive change and outcomes for people living with OI.
Desirable Criteria
  • Previous experience (volunteer or employed) in community development or relevant training.
  • The Wishbone Day office is a 'virtual office', without premises, paid staff or funding. Founder Jo Ragen can provide contact and support via Skype and email as required. Craig Andrews provides support services to Wishbone Day and can also be contacted via Skype and email.
  • Each Regional Liaison role will operate from where you live.
To apply for this role
If you are interested in joining our team please apply via email to info@wishboneday.com by Friday 10 February 2012.

Your application email must address the following:

1. The region you would like to represent
2. The skills you bring to this role and
3. Why you would like to be a Wishbone Day Regional Liaison!

For more information
Please visit the website at http://www.wishboneday.com/

If you have further questions, please email Craig Andrews: info@wishboneday.com
Subject: Attention to International Volunteer Support Services Coordinator

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