Gaming Non Profit Looking for a Volunteer Research and Outreach Assistant

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Do a Barrel Roll
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Library / Research
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Home-Office Based

Do you love doing research?

Are you passionate about non-profit work?

Are you a gamer or are interested in becoming one?

Then consider joining Do a Barrel Roll as a volunteer Research and Outreach Assistant!


Who are we?

We're Do a Barrel Roll (, a Canadian registered non-profit using the power of gaming of all types, from video to tabletop, to drive positive change in the lives of individuals and communities. We focus on the nexus of how gaming can drive inclusion, acceptance, belonging, friendship, community, and healthy living.

What are we doing?

Do a Barrel Roll is working to challenge endemic narratives about gaming by highlighting how it can be a vehicle for positive change, pro-social behaviour, community development, inclusion, acceptance, belonging, and healthy living.

We are looking for personal stories, thought pieces, and contributions by gamers all over the world. We think of gaming in the broadest possible sense: video; arcade; table top; mobile; AR/VR; LARPing; escape rooms; and, plenty of other categories. In particular, we are interested in stories that showcase how gaming has been a means by which gamers have found a sense of belonging, acceptance, inclusion, friendship or developed a community. Stories are the most powerful means of communicating this message.

To help guide us into 2019 and beyond, we are looking for strong candidates to volunteer with us as a Research and Outreach Assistant.

What are you going to do with us?

As we work to increase audience, readership, and most importantly contributions, we need help from a Research and Outreach Assistant - Offline to source and connect with relevant universities, colleges, departments, esports clubs and groups, gaming clubs and groups, educators, afterschool programmes and similar actors. You would be tasked with developing and maintaining our database of these actors, including relevant points of contact, and connecting with them periodically to request contributions from their membership. The latter would include your developing of relevant outreach materials, including personalized emails. You would be focused primarily on offline groups. 

Who you are:

You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. As a front line ambassador for Do a Barrel Roll, you must be able to communicate our messaging, and summarize our projects effectively. 

You should be a self starter, able to work and delivery on objectives without everyday oversight. 

You should be an excellent writer. 

You should have a strong sense of relevant organisations and groups in the gaming space. If not, you should know how to effectively research to find them.

You should be able to multitask effectively. 

You should have some experience in database management.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV, a brief cover letter, the name of your favourite game to Do a Barrel Roll's Executive Director at

Please note that this position is remote/at home and does not include remuneration.