PlateShare Social Media Volunteer
Tweet from @PlateShare, manage facebook.com/PlateShare, and curate PlateShare’s Instagram gallery to promote the mobile app, encourage downloads, foster relationships with relevant influencers, and spread the message about the micro-giving hunger relief movement in a way that encourages interaction from followers.
- Approve user-submitted photos to be featured on www.plateshare.org.
- Use proper grammar and punctuation while maintaining a conversational tone.
Respond to followers’ comments and concerns in a timely manner.
- Identify and interact online with relevant VIPS (Very Influential People), including bloggers, restauranteurs, reporters, writers and celebrities.
Work with Katie, the PlateShare founder, to promote the PlateShare movement and coordinate social media special events (Twitter chats, giveaways, etc.).
Be creative and proactive in bringing suggestions for growth to Katie.
This position is open to current college students OR industry professionals seeking a volunteer outlet. Applicants should have academic and/or professional interest in: social media marketing, public relations, non-profit work, hunger relief, nutrition or other fields that relate to the mission of PlateShare. This volunteer position requires that the volunteer update Twitter and Facebook at least twice every day. This volunteer position is unpaid; however, if the volunteer is a college student and wants to coordinate receiving credits with their university, Katie would be happy to provide any necessary documentation.
The position requires understanding of and experience with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. A passion for hunger relief is a must.
This position will be from July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 with the potential to extend into the next semester and beyond.
Send your cover letter and resume to Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: PLATESHARE INTERN
PlateShare is a smartphone application that harnesses the power of social media for the greater social good by collecting funds for domestic hunger relief. The PlateShare app for iPhone and Android is the first of its kind to solicit micro-donations for hunger relief efforts by rounding up restaurant bills via mobile device.
The app is designed for use in restaurants, at coffee shops, in line at the grocery store, or any time consumers want to make a micro-donation to help combat hunger. After setting up a profile and linking a PayPal account to the app, users simply enter a bill total into the app, which calculates the roundup donation and completes the transaction.
PlateShare was founded by Katie Levans in 2012. The micro-giving platform advanced as a finalist at Startup Weekend Charlotte 2013 and completed a 3-month accelerator program at RevTech Labs, a startup incubator facilitated by Packard Place in Uptown Charlotte. PlateShare secured an angel investment in May 2013 to fund development and is currently in filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The PlateShare application launches Summer 2013. Visit plateshare.org to sign up for launch notifications.