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Volunteer Positions


Like many of the community projects that appear in its pages, New Community is and has for the duration of its print run been largely run by volunteers. We are always looking for new people to join the team, whether in an editorial, marketing or administrative capacity (and of course if you'd like to write or draw for us, that also is more than welcome!) If you'd like to get involved but none of the below positions sound like you, by all means get in touch. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and tell us a bit about yourself and the sort of work you might be interested in doing. 

 

Currently the New Community is looking for help with:

 

Web administration: We need someone to keep our website up to date! This would mean uploading new issues as they become available, turning Word documents into website articles, categorizing articles according to content, uploading and adding pictures and pdfs, as well as registering new subscribers in the database. The site is built with Joomla, an easy-to-use Content Management System (a bit like Wordpress.) which we are happy to teach you to use. The position is ideal for someone with an interest in web development and looking to pick up skills in this area and you would be able to work remotely or at our office, as you prefer. The work load is about 10 hours per issue, meaning about 40 hours a year.  

 

Archive digitization: New Community has a large archive of past issues that we need help putting online! This would mainly consist of working with our website backend (the site is built in Joomla, an easy-to-use Content Management System; a bit like Wordpress) which we are happy to teach you to use. You would be turning old Word documents into website articles, categorizing articles according to content, uploading and adding pictures where appropriate. There would also be some work scanning old issues to turn them into Pdfs. Some of this work could be done remotely and some would have to be done at our office. The work load is flexible; you could do a few issues and see how you go. The position is ideal for someone with an interest in web development and looking to pick up skills in this area.

 

Record-keeping and database maintainance: The New Community maintains a subscriber database with over six hundred active and past subscribers, which is how we keep track of our subscribers' details and subscription status (whether they're up to date with their payments, what the last issue we sent them was, things like this.) We need some help keeping this database up to date: adding new subscribers, removing people who stop subscribing, changing subscribers email and physical addresses when needed, entering payments. The database is in Filemaker and the workload is perhaps 20 hours per issue, about 80 hours a year.  The position is ideal for someone with an interest in admin and looking to pick up skills in this area.