The easiest way to "get involved" is by reading our writers´ stories and engaging with what they have to say, for example by reading A Definition of Snow. If you have any thoughts or comments you would like to share, we would love to hear from you!
However, if you would like to take it further, there are a myriad of opportunities to get more involved! You can:
-Join the team
-Become a VOICE writer
-Take part in the VOICE Connect Programme
-Become a sponsor or partner
-Engage with our writers´ stories and the project in your own organisation´s meetings or events
Want to join the VOICE team?
VOICE is entirely volunteer-based. Our team members are responsible for various tasks. These range from translation, communication with and support of our writers to
maintaining our media presence and communications, organising events or coordinating Connect projects. Our team reflects the internationality and diversity of VOICE, and each team member brings
his or her unique experiences to VOICE. Without an amazing team, project VOICE would not be possible.
We are always looking for dedicated individuals to join our team. Currently, the Connect Team in particular is searching for additional support. As it is more important to us that our team members fit well into the project and our team, there are no formal requirements for working for VOICE. We are an incredibly diverse and open team. However, you should speak and write a good level of English, as this is the main language of the project team. Please get in touch with us via the contact form or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and discuss the possibility of joining our team!
For more information on the VOICE team, have a look at the team section!
Want to become a VOICE writer?
In principle, every individual working or volunteering in their home country, country of residence or region in a social, humanitarian or development field can write for VOICE. Our writers are all experienced in their field, and have worked or volunteered in one or often multiple capacities for a number of years, and continue to do so. There are no language requirements for writing for VOICE. The project currently officially works in four languages- English, German, Spanish and French- but our team speaks ten different languages and we can cater for other languages if necessary. Writers should write in the language they are most comfortable with. Even if this is not one of the languages we speak, VOICE will try very hard to accommodate other languages.
To become a VOICE writer you should:
-have experience in working or volunteering in a social, humanitarian or development field in your native country, country of residence or region.
-be willing to share your story and your personal experiences with audiences who are likely to have little or no knowledge of your country, culture and work setting.
You do not need to have any experience with writing or publishing. Our team will be there to help you right from the start and will support you with any questions, concerns or problems you might have.
Usually, VOICE writers´ stories are published under their own name. However, if political circumstances demand, our writers are free to choose to publish their story
anonymously. For more information, please get in touch with our team, who will be happy to answer any questions. To get a better idea of the process of writing for VOICE, have a look at how we work.
We are always looking for new writers to join the project, so if you think you might be interested in becoming a VOICE writer, please get in touch with us via the contact form or by emailing email@example.com!
For more information on some of our current writers, have a look at the VOICE writers´ section.
Want to take part in our VOICE Connect Programme?
For us, projecting voices does not simply end with publishing our writers´ stories. We also aim to engage audiences beyond reading the book, whether that is through individual events or debates or on a regular basis. VOICE Connect aims at connecting our audiences with our writers and similar individuals dedicating their lives to working or volunteering in their home country or region. This can take place in multiple ways, for example through a regular exchange of likeminded groups or by organising projects with schools or charity groups. If you would like to get involved with your group or individually, either in a regular programme or in a one-off event, please get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our contact form.
You can also have a look at some of our past and current Connect projects on our VOICE Connect page.
Want to partner with or sponsor VOICE temporarily or regularly?
As an internationally active non-profit project, we have to cover a number of regular and irregular costs, such as website and communication expenses, writers´support expenses (for example postage of story manuscripts) or VOICE Connect Programme costs. We are therefore in need of partners and sponsors to continue our work in the future.
Equally, our Connect Projects live from partnerships with organisations to ensure the long-term running of our projects and to allow us to plan these projects efficiently. Partnerships can take various forms, for example in providing meeting spaces for a Connect project or one-off event, providing food or drink for longer project days (such as our Connect Upside Down First Aid Courses) or providing working materials for our writers.
If you are thinking of sponsoring VOICE on a one-off or regular basis, or would like to partner with us temporarily or long-term, please get in touch with our team by emailing us at email@example.com or through our contact form. Of course, we are very happy to meet with or talk to you personally to introduce VOICE to youand discuss our work.
Learn more about our current sponsors and partners here.
Just want to learn more about VOICE, our writers, and A Definition of Snow?
If you and your group or organisation would like to learn more about our writers´ stories and the project, we are very happy to join you in one of your regular meetings or a one-off event. Simply get in touch with us to discuss your needs and ideas - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact form.
VOICE, Voices Of Individuals Conveying Experiences, is a project aiming at telling the stories of individuals dedicating their time to working or volunteering in social, humanitarian, and development fields in their native country or region. For more information, get in touch via the contact form or email us at email@example.com. To keep up to date with VOICE, sign up to our newsletter.