We’re looking for a Volunteer Content and Communications Support

Volunteer Content and Communications Support

Title: Content and Communications Support (Volunteer)

Reports to: Communications Manager

Location: Negotiable, with a strong preference for Melbourne. The WELA team works remotely from home, within AEST hours

Job Type: Volunteer – minimum 6 month commitment for 4 hours per week

Salary: Unpaid

Benefits: Education opportunities, supportive and empowering culture, mentoring opportunities

About the position 

Do you want to contribute to saving the environment, solving climate change and taking on the patriarchy? 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, growing and passionate team taking on some big challenges – and doing it with a good sense of fun and personal sustainability.

Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) is empowering, supporting and funding women’s leadership for our environment and climate action, to transform Australia’s response to our environmental and climate crises.

Benefits we offer

  • Mentoring, support and coaching from Communications Manager
  • Hands on experience in dynamic, start up not-for-profit
  • Joining team discussions and having input
  • Having a big impact on our environment and support the next wave of women leaders
  • Learning from some of the best in the business
  • Supportive and empowering culture
  • Education opportunities - ability to learn from the WELA National Program course

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking for someone to support our team in being on the front foot in how we communicate WELA’s role in the environment movement so we can inspire and engage women around Australia in their important work. 

You’ll be building the profile of WELA and of women’s leadership for our environment by sourcing content for all of WELA’s communication channels. That will mean attending the WELA program sessions, developing WELA testimonials, finding newsworthy content, and drafting compelling messaging and content. 

You’ll be supported and empowered in this work with a clear organisational strategy and support from the Communications Manager. 

Key tasks and deliverables

  • Support content creation for our social media channels, for example you could: review of first speeches to Parliament of newly elected female MPs - draw out quotes on climate, environment, women’s leadership; develop content based off breaking news. Etc
  • Collate and organise our various testimonials
The WELA team, 2022.

Image description: WELA team, Sherry-Rose, Sue, Victoria, Libby, Louise and Asmaa

About you

You’re passionate about our environment, and the important role of women’s leadership in creating a genuinely sustainable future in which people and the planet thrive. Reading, learning, and communicating about it is your idea of a good time.

You love the power of good communication to create change, and you’re inspired to craft a message and create narratives that engage supporters, donors and other stakeholders. 

You have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and are want to deliver high quality communications to target audiences. You’re creative, and show initiative in the way you spot opportunities and make things happen. 

WELA is committed to creating a diverse and thriving community of women and gender diverse people for our environment and climate action. People from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities, communities of colour, or culturally and linguistically diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

Key selection criteria


  • Personal commitment to our environment and / or women’s leadership
  • Demonstrated experience in communication activities, this could include paid work, volunteer roles or your personal social media activities.
  • Excellent written skills, including copywriting for different audiences and channels (print media, e-news, websites, social media, reports)
  • Confidence with relevant tools such as Google Suite, WordPress, Canva, social media platforms
  • Ability to deliver work on time and interpersonal communication skills as part of a small dynamic team


  • Experience developing or supporting communications for environmental or feminist campaigns or organisations

About WELA

Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) is empowering, supporting, funding and diversifying women’s and gender diverse leadership for our environment and climate action, in order to transform Australia’s response to our environmental and climate crises. 

Overwhelmingly, our existing political, business and societal leadership has failed to adequately address the climate and environmental crises at hand. It’s time for a leadership change. Put simply, we will not get out of this by relying on the same leadership that got us into it. The evidence is clear – more women in decision making roles equals better environmental outcomes. We need more of it.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV and an email explaining your interest and experience to Tess Ellett at info@wela.org.au by 9am Wednesday 14 September, 2022. For a brief discussion about the position, please book a time with WELA Communications Manager, Tess Ellett using the Calendly booking system.