Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Make a difference in the lives of girls in Africa. Lend your helping hand to make this dream a reality. GirlCode looks forward to welcoming you to our family.

Share your Voice

Share your wisdom to make a difference in someone else’s life. Young women need someone to look up to and you can be their mentor.

Empower GirlGeeks

Influence young women’s skills, knowledge and experiences to empower their chances to enter the workplace.

Grow your Network

Our girls learn through fun and human interaction. Grow your network by meeting new people and making new friends.

Join our Team

We have an amazing team of young passionate ladies that want to make sure that we bring in a whole lot more girls into the tech space. We are looking for dynamic volunteers to help us coordinate initiatives, leverage community support, plan activities and help our great cause in other emergent ways.

Volunteer Positions Available 

Volunteer Role
Marketing: Video/Audio Editor

Marketing: Video/Audio Editor

Volunteer Role

Position Title: Marketing: Video/Audio Editor
Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town/Durban

 

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION

GirlCode is a registered NPO (158-642) aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology. We believe that the more women get involved with technology, design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse companies and their products will be in the future.

 

ACCREDITATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • GirlCode is a registered non-profit organization with the department of Social development under the registration number: 158-642
  • BBBEEE: Registered as a level 1 BBBEEE contributor
  • SARS Tax Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible assembling recorded footage into a finished project that matches the vision of the management team and is suitable for publishing on multiple platforms. Ultimately, as a video and audio, you should be able to bring sight and sound together in order to tell a cohesive story.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In this position, you will be responsible for the management of the GirlCode video and audio content.

  • Manipulate and edit video and audio pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience. Trim footage segments and put together the sequence of the film
  • Take a brief to grasp production team’s needs and specifications
  • Input music, dialogues, graphics and effects
  • Create rough and final cuts
  • Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running
  • Consult with stakeholders from production to post-production process
  • Commitment to the over-arching GirlCode principles, code of conduct, and organisational systems and processes as set out in the orientation pack.
  • Excellent time-management: Consistently arriving on time for all meetings, all campaigns are executed timeously.
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner and is constantly working to build the reputation of the GirlCode brand.

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REQUIREMENT:

  • University degree in film studies, cinematography or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with proven work experience as a video editor
  • Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Microsoft Movie Maker, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut)
  • Demonstrable video editing ability with a strong portfolio
  • Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
Volunteer Role
Marketing: Website Developer

Marketing: Website Developer

Volunteer Role

Position Title: Website Developer (WordPress)
Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town/Durban

 

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION
GirlCode is a registered NPO (158-642) aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology. We believe that the more women get involved with technology, design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse companies and their products will be in the future.

 

ACCREDITATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • GirlCode is a registered non-profit organization with the department of Social development under the registration number: 158-642
  • BBBEEE: Registered as a level 1 BBBEEE contributor
  • SARS Tax Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for designing, coding and modifying the GirlCode website, from layout to function and according to the management teams specifications. The individual must strive to create a visually appealing site that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this position, you will be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our GirlCode site. The person should making sure that we are always topical and that we constantly have content on the pages.

  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Deep understanding and hands on experience with WordPress / WPBakery Page Editor and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and API's.
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation process
  • Strong grasp of E-Commerce applications (WooCommerce) and donation tools (Given)

The duties include, but aren't limited to, the following:

  • Writing and editing content
  • Designing webpage layout
  • Determining technical requirements
  • Updating websites
  • Creating back up files
  • Solving code problems

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REQUIREMENT:

  • BSc in computer science or a related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in application development and testing
  • Ability to create support documentation for all new applications
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Integrity, maturity, credibility, and a demonstrated commitment to GirlCode’s vision
Volunteer Role
Operations: Project Coordinnator

Operations: Project Coordinnator

Volunteer Role

Position Title: Project Coordinator
Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town/Durban

 

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION
GirlCode is a registered NPO (158-642) aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology. We believe that the more women get involved with technology, design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse companies and their products will be in the future.

 

ACCREDITATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • GirlCode is a registered non-profit organization with the department of Social development under the registration number: 158-642
  • BBBEEE: Registered as a level 1 BBBEEE contributor
  • SARS Tax Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a specific programme and reporting into the GirlCode Management team.

The Project Coordinator liaises between the Project Manager and the GirlCode Management team to ensure successful delivery of the specific programme.

The Project Coordinator will set deliverables and objectives for the Team Lead to ensure the programme is delivered, onbudget and on-time.

This position offers great potential for learning and affords real opportunity to have a tangible impact on communities across the country. 

As a Project Coordinator you will be responsible for motivating and managing your Facilitators. You will liaise between the Project Manager and GirlCode Management team to ensure the programme strategy is being met.

GirlCode Project Coordinator reports directly into the Project Manager and is responsible and accountable for all programme deliverables. S/he is responsible for overseeing all supplier and stakeholder relations within their programme. 

As a GirlCode Project Coordinator, s/he will conduct him/herself in a way that positively
contributes to the reputation of the organization.

As a Project Coordinator, GirlCode relies heavily on your support and commitment in helping
us achieve our organisations national objectives.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Commitment to the over-arching GirlCode principles, code of conduct, and organisational systems and processes as set out in the orientation pack.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Managing and being accountable for the deliverables of your team.
  • Providing regular updates and feedback to the Project Manager.
  • Provide guidance and direction to your volunteer team to ensure successful execution.
  • Event attendance – assists with event coordination.
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of programmes and the contribution to the GirlCode brand reputation.
  • Take on projects as assigned by the GirlCode management team with creativity, initiative, and self‐direction.
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner and is constantly working to build the reputation of the GirlCode brand.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exceptional organizational and team‐building skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in a changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in such mediums as emails, exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong experience and outgoing personality in fostering relationships and partnerships with community organizations and corporations
  • Strong local network of contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and problem‐solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Integrity, maturity, credibility, and a demonstrated commitment to GirlCode’s vision
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field is desirable but not required.
Volunteer Role
PR & Communications: Blogger

PR & Communications: Blogger

Volunteer Role

Position Title: PR and Communications: Blogger
Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town/Durban

 

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION
GirlCode is a registered NPO (158-642) aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology. We believe that the more women get involved with technology, design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse companies and their products will be in the future.

 

ACCREDITATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • GirlCode is a registered non-profit organization with the department of Social development under the registration number: 158-642
  • BBBEEE: Registered as a level 1 BBBEEE contributor
  • SARS Tax Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY:
We are looking for talented Blogger to generate engaging, original content for our website. The Blogger will research topics and develop interesting posts that will appeal to our target audience and promote the blog using social media, direct email, and other methods to alert and expand our readership. You should be a skilled, tech-savvy writer who can create appealing, insightful posts that will reach and grow our audience.

To succeed as a Blogger, you should be focused on generating and composing interesting content and expanding your readership. You should be creative, adaptable, and analytical with excellent writing skills and a unique voice.

 

BLOGGER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generating, researching, and pitching ideas for posts.
  • Writing, editing, publishing, and promoting content.
  • Promoting new posts using advertisements, emails, social media, and other methods to alert and attract new readers.
  • Advocating and educating others about technology and women in tech.
  • Maximizing site traffic by utilizing Search Engine Optimization keywords.
  • Inviting other bloggers, experts, or other notable guests to contribute content to the webpage.
  • Monitoring responses to posts via the website, social media, or other platforms to better understand the audience.
  • Staying current on industry trends for possible opportunities to attract new readers or create stronger, more engaging content.
  • Submit at minimum one blog piece a month.

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BLOGGER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Writing experience or familiarity with certain interests or a specific field.
  • Exceptional writing, research, and communication skills.
  • Creativity and adaptability.
  • Strong understanding of the target audience and industry trends.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially content management software, social media platforms, MS Office, and SEO keywords
  • Ability to sit and type for extended periods.
Volunteer Role
Marketing: Social Media Community Coordinator

Marketing: Social Media Community Coordinator

Volunteer Role

Position Title: Marketing: Social Media Community Co-ordinator
Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town/Durban

 

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION
GirlCode is a registered NPO (158-642) aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology. We believe that the more women get involved with technology, design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse companies and their products will be in the future.

ACCREDITATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • GirlCode is a registered non-profit organization with the department of Social development under the registration number: 158-642
  • BBBEEE: Registered as a level 1 BBBEEE contributor
  • SARS Tax Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for the management of all GirlCode social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Soundcloud and Youtube in 2019. Our social media platforms are used to help GirlCode raise awareness to the general public around our key 2019 objectives which includes our initiatives. The person in this role will work closely with the Communications team to obtain the necessary content needed to share on the social media platforms and with the Graphic Designer to get the creatives that needs to be shared. This person should have social media experience and should be able to engage professionally with anyone on the platforms.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In this position, you will be responsible for the management of the social media platforms. Making sure that we are always topical and that we constantly have content on the pages.

  • Manage and grow our social presence
  • Create, maintain and execute a social media calendar and posting schedule
  • Set and implement social media campaigns to align with marketing strategies
  • Liaise with the relevant departments to obtain engaging text, image and video content for social media accounts.
  • Respond to comments and queries on all social media platforms in a timely manner
  • Monitor and report on all social media channels
  • Organise and participate in events (Twitter chats etc.) to build community and boost brand awareness
  • Identify and use our proprietary social listening tools to monitor and participate in industry related online conversations across multiple channels
  • Coordinate with Marketing and the Communications teams to ensure brand consistency
  • Liaise with Project Managers to stay updated on new initiatives and timelines
  • Commitment to the over-arching GirlCode principles, code of conduct, and organisational systems and processes as set out in the orientation pack.
  • Excellent time-management: Consistently arriving on time for all meetings, all campaigns are executed timeously.
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner and is constantly working to build the reputation of the GirlCode brand.

 

REQUIREMENT:

  • University degree in marketing, communications or a relevant field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a social media role in an agency or an in-house brand
  • Demonstrated ability to lead social media programs and increase engagements across multiple social media platforms.
  • Proven track record of listening and engaging with online community and acting on a company’s behalf
  • Copy writing skills to make sure content received from all avenues have the same tone and brand messaging of GirlCode.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Integrity, maturity, credibility, and a demonstrated commitment to GirlCode’s vision
Volunteer Role
Marketing: Graphic Designer

Marketing: Graphic Designer

Volunteer Role

Position Title: Marketing: Graphic Designer
Location: Johannesburg/Cape Town/Durban

 

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION
GirlCode is a registered NPO (158-642) aimed at empowering young girls and women through technology. We believe that the more women get involved with technology, design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse companies and their products will be in the future.

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ACCREDITATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • GirlCode is a registered non-profit organization with the department of Social development under the registration number: 158-642
  • BBBEEE: Registered as a level 1 BBBEEE contributor
  • SARS Tax Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for the design and creative all GirlCode creatives for social media, brochures etc. 2019.

The graphic designer is to make sure that all creatives are within brand to help raise awareness of the GilCode brand. Design work will talk to the GirlCode brand and initiatives. The person in this role will work closely with the Communications team to obtain the necessary content needed and the social media person to get the social media requirements. This person will be in charge of the greater design and a team of junior developers will help in the editing. This person should have experience in creative design and creative concept creation.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this position, you will be responsible for the management of the social media platforms. Making sure that we are always topical and that we constantly have content on the pages.

  • Design/creation of imaging for multimedia platforms or websites, social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, other), image resizing and design.
  • Creating digital brand identities for online platforms
  • Ensure quality of design deliverables
  • Creation of presentation templates or designs
  • New trends in online design, data presentation, multi-media representation
  • Research and analyse best design techniques and solutions to create graphics.
  • Coordinate with Marketing and the Communications teams for design requirements
  • Commitment to the over-arching GirlCode principles, code of conduct, and organisational systems and processes as set out in the orientation pack.
  • Excellent time-management: Consistently arriving on time for all meetings, all
    campaigns are executed timeously.
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner and is constantly working to build the
    reputation of the GirlCode brand.

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