Volunteer

Current Positions Needed –

  Volunteer IT Position Vacant 

Touching Base is looking for a volunteer Web Tech Maestro to support and ensure the continuation of our unique 20 year old not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers.

The basic role will be 30 mins to 1 hour a week – with additional time occasionally required as a first point of contact of IT support for Touching Base admin volunteers.

You’ll be a great asset for Touching Base if you have knowledge and experience to help with  any/all the following: 

  • Maintain backend WordPress website incl. plug ins
  • Maintain MariaDB database including security and feature updates
  • Perform monthly updates to CiviCRM software
  • Familiar with CloudFlare / security configurations 
  • Take responsibility for security audits
  • Online risk management

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES 

  • Trustworthy
  • Diligent 

HIGHLY DESIRED QUALITIES 

  • Either a sex worker or person with disability
  • Proactive in assessing the needs of the organisation
  • Availability to troubleshoot at short notice 

This volunteer position would suit someone qualified and/or with practical experience able to take on this fairly simple role and willing to volunteer for a small unfunded organisation that really needs them.

To apply please fill out the following form by 24th September –  https://forms.gle/LytUjfSsgT2mZzAA8

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Whom else we are looking for

There is a whole range of volunteer work available at Touching Base. In particular, we are interested in the support of anyone who has skills in:

  • Copy writing
    • Newsletter
    • Website content
    • Content for our social media channels
  • Website development
  • Developing online training programs
  • Grant writing skills
  • Helping out at events

All volunteers need to hold individual membership of Touching Base.

A mature and open mind is required, along with a high level of comfort discussing sex and related issues is required. People with experience in and knowledge of the sex industry are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to become a part of the Touching Base team, we are excited to hear from you. Please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. Don’t forget to tell us a little bit about yourself and why you would like to volunteer for Touching Base.

What you get from us

  • Gain practical work experience.
  • Receive a letter of recommendation.
  • Make a difference by supporting two marginalised communities.