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Illustrator and Graphic Design Volunteer

Are you passionate about digital communications and design? Here at Poplar HARCA, we're expanding our Communications & Digital Services to better serve our community.

We are looking for a volunteer illustrator and graphic designer to help turn our ideas into reality.
You will be volunteering with the Communications and Digital Service teams within Community Development and Wellbeing. You will help produce visual assets and templates for its digital platform on Facebook and support the team with its re-branding activities for the platforms with a re-launch scheduled for the New Year.

Useful Contacts

Jenefa Hamid
Community Projects and Partnerships Officer
07971 590 531

Date/s: Flexible (minimum three month commitment)

Hours: 10am – 6pm (6 hours minimum)

Location: St Pauls Way Community Centre


As a Volunteer Illustrator & Graphic Designer, you will need to have:

  • Academic or professional experience in illustration or graphics design
  • A good understanding of design principles
  • Excellent design skills, with significant experience in digital and print design.
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent understanding and experience of using Adobe software, particularly Illustrator InDesign as well as Canva
  • Access to Adobe software desirable but no essential

Opportunities & benefits of working with us:

  • A fun, stimulating and friendly environment within which to volunteer
  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain photography/editing experience
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

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