Social Media Coordinator Volunteer(s)

Social Media Coordinator Volunteer(s)
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Fair Trade Edmonton Council
  • Design / Graphics
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Writing / Editorial / Translation
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Groups
  • Virtual (can be done remotely)
  • Alberta - Edmonton Area - Edmonton

After many years of outreach, advocacy and engagement, Edmonton officially become the 17th municipality and the 2nd  largest municipality in Canada to become a Fairtrade Town on September 26, 2013. A permanent committee was struck to promote continued growth in the awareness, availability and consumption of Fair Trade products in Edmonton.

On June 15, 2016, the committee became a Registered Society with the official name of Fair Trade Edmonton Council.


Fair Trade Edmonton Council aims to be a reliable resource for individuals, businesses and associations interested in Fairtrade or Fair Trade and a respected promoter of Fair Trade in Edmonton and Alberta.


  1. Educate: Fair Trade Edmonton Council will be a resource for associations, businesses, and individuals
  2. Promote: Fair Trade Edmonton will be outward-looking, constantly visible to the general public, bring Fair Trade to a variety of different audiences and encourage ethical procurement practices and sourcing;
  3. Advocate: Fair Trade Edmonton Council will focus on reaching audiences across Alberta, including but not limited to: Schools, businesses, associations, and individuals in order to encourage the use of Fair Trade products, as well as other ethical practices regarding production, sales, and sourcing of products. We will do this by participating in and organizing events, as well as attending and participating in conferences and festivals.
  4. Collaborate: Fair Trade Edmonton Council will seek out opportunities to collaborate with other community organizations interested in ethical consumerism, social justice, human rights and/or international development.


What we are looking for: We strive to promote the awareness and adoption of Fair Trade. One way in which we do this is through our social media. We are fairly new to utilizing social media to spread the good word about Fairtrade. Therefore, we are looking for one or two social media helpers to help create a social media plan and post accordingly. All new volunteers with be provided an orientation to Fairtrade and Fair Trade Edmonton Council - as well as an information reference sheet with common questions - so that you can be confident when engaging with members of the public. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get experience in social media and marketing.

Working remotely may be possible. 

Deliverables/Duties: The Social Media Coordinator Volunteer duties may include the following:

- Create post content for Fair Trade Edmonton's social media posts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

- Create a social media posting timeline and utilize Buffer (Social Media Management Software)

- Post content according to set timeline

- Communications and coordination with other volunteers

Expected time commitment is about 2-3 hours every month or two. With an option to join a 2-hour monthly meeting once a month with the Steering Committee. The initial orientation session is expected to take about 1 hour.


- Graphic design and/or communication skills 

- Social media coordination experience would be an asset but not mandatory 

- A passion for ethical consumerism 

How to apply: email with your interest.  Subject line: Social Media Coordinator Volunteer Position