Opportunity Position - UK Volunteer (Facemask Initiative)
Where the role is based

Mainly at home, mainly at the office, or remote opportunity.

The role

We are currently supporting artisan mothers who are without income due to the Covid-19 crisis to make ethically made face coverings, hair bands and recycled saree bags. This is helping to keep vulnerable families together and children educated and is preventing child abandonment into harmful orphanages. 


Successful sales have meant we are now looking to develop this venture by producing a wider range of merchandise to sell, and TFT is seeking a volunteer to manage this project in the UK.

The successful and passionate volunteer will have a keen eye for fashion trends that can be easily adapted and sustainably produced. Your main task will be to research growing trends in accessories, focusing on bags, hair accessories, and scarves, as well as trending prints and textiles.

About Their Future Today

Registered in 2010, Their Future Today works to improve the lives of institutionalised children and those disadvantaged through poverty. Through our programmes, we employ teachers and health professionals, as well as train carers to raise standards in institutions. Where possible children are reunited with families and community services are provided to support and strengthen families enabling them to reach self-sufficiency and prevent child abandonment. Our core activities include providing children with resources and schooling, as well as provide training to government workers in deinstitutionalisation and alternative care for children including foster and kinship care.

Key Skills:

  • Microsoft office

  • A keen eye for detail.

  • Able to work on own initiative

  • Good communication, negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Familiarity in the retail industry (prefered but not essential).

  • Copywriting

  • Social Management Skills

Key responsibilities:

  • Sourcing small establishments in the UK to sell merchandise, i.e. salons, independent fashion stores, etsy.

  • Responsible for stock allocation.

  • Formulating the purchasing of merchandise.

  • Managing a digital profile

 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

The chance to make a real difference to the lives of mothers and families disadvantaged through poverty.

 

Time commitment

5 Hours Per Week

Additional application instructions

Please note: This is an unpaid role. Please send an up-to-date CV and a short personal statement outlining your experience and why you would like to become involved (no more than 500 words) to joel@theirfuturetoday.com

 

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.