Open Volunteer Positions
Loksatta Maharashtra is looking for volunteers to develop its presence in Maharashtra. The present focus is mainly on Mumbai.
We are looking for following volunteers:
Ward Leaders / Coordinators:
Volunteers will undertake the role of ward leadership or that of a supporter / coordinator. Their role involves collating issues that are particular to a target ward, collect statistics, develop an election strategy for the ward and assess the possibilities of making an electoral impact. This will be followed by developing aggressive public communication campaigns and work with other ward leaders / coordinators to identify best practices.
Suitable Candidates - Ward Leader: People who have been in public service and who believe their value and beliefs closely mirror those of Loksatta Party will be preferable leaders for ward leadership role. Persons who are either active in their localities or youth which is keen to participate in field work to create election agendas that keep the citizens at the center will be ideal candidates. Ward Leaders must be willing to dedicate a significant amount of their time to the activities of the party and will be required to take membership to demonstrate commitment to these objectives.
Suitable Candidates - Ward Coordinator: No specific criteria other than willingness to work and devote at least a few hours every week or more. Persons who are either active in their localities, youth, house wives and other persons who are interested to spread awareness or support the backend responsibilities will be ideal candidates.
Field / Online Volunteers:
Volunteers will be trained on the Loksatta campaign details and will be required to spread awareness by targeting key areas. They will help collect and collate feedback and also participate in the process of improving the campaign. Volunteers will have the flexibility to commit time as per their convenience.
Suitable Candidates: College students and persons who want to dedicate their spare time for a meaningful purpose will be ideal candidates. Active participation in some kind of activity like NGOs, residential societies, blogging groups, interest groups etc will be an added advantage. Field volunteers will need to commit their time as per campaign calendar. Flexibility in the number of hours and days of volunteering will be possible if communicated in advance.
Creative / Marketing / Communication:
Volunteers are required to improve the communication material and methods being deployed to maximize the efficacy of campaigns.
Suitable Candidates: Professionals with experience in developing promotion material or with exposure to marketing or media / corporate communication will be suited for this role. Their role will initially involve participation in brain storming sessions as campaigns are developed. They will need to work on garnering resources and then planning the communication strategies. Professionals will be required to spare time on need basis and flexibility as to time of participation will exist.
Technical / Backend Support:
Volunteers will be responsible for maintaining the website and ensure its uptime and the update of new content. They will work closely with the main LSP technical team and ensure that content and processing protocols remain aligned to the parent website. They can also contribute in developing strong processes, data collection and analysis capabilities as also systems to ensure minimal dependence on human effort.
Suitable Candidates: Persons with IT experience will be suitable candidates. Knowledge of using Joomla and basic knowledge of website maintenance will be desirable.
In case you can contribute in any of these roles, please contact us on the address below:
We encourage you to meet us personally. Loksatta organises public forum of aspiring volunteers periodically. We encourage you to seek out one on one meeting with the Loksatta team.