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Graphic designer in an environmental project

Duration: 6 months

Daily Tasks

Production of a variety of communication educational materials and games: visual, or audio-visual... Work on graphics, illustration, new games, educational materials, creating presentations, designing reports and doing short films.

Skills gained

Creative strategies for handling waste and changing the way India deals with waste. Participating in social communication strategies. Be involved in a team that creates and develops innovative educational materials.

Opportunity Description

Context:

Waste is a serious and global problem. The way we use and discard is quickly destroying the Earth and damaging our health faster than many people realize. Presently, we think of waste in a linear model- a product is created, we purchase it and, when we have used it, we throw away whatever is left. This approach generates an amazing amount of "unseen" waste (each kilo of garbage  we dispose of produces 40 kilos of waste upstream long before  consumers touch it.) After waste is generated it is transported from our lives without much thought. For our public systems, it's a nuisance to be dealt with cheaply and quickly. For future generations, it's one of the biggest mistakes we are making. At Wasteless we believe that we urgently need to raise awareness and change behavior and inspire everyone to generate less waste.

Children are becoming the biggest consumers of tomorrow and they will inherit the mess we are creating today. We believe that if children are provided with the knowledge, tools and skills, our next generation will feel empowered and able to make better-informed decisions, which in turn will have a positive and tangible effect on the future.

For that we develop educational materials, games, conduct presentations and initiate engaging campaigns that target waste.

Right now we have 13,000 students in 35 schools that are learning about waste, consumerism and environment through the Garbology 101 educational tool kit.

Goal and expected outcome to achieve:

Create graphic material to make the presentations, information, games and educational material more available and easy to understand.

Role of the volunteer:

S/he will support the team creating illustrations, graphic design and/or short films.

Conditions: Tea will be provided. (Depending on the project we are working on at the moment there could be the possibility to have some compensation in kind; meals, help with the lodging...)

Duration: Minimum duration of 6 months, but it can be extended. (Non-Indians must be aware of the visa conditions -see our visa pages)

Timing

 

Morning hours 9.30 -12.30, Monday to Friday.
Afternoon hours 1.30 - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Prerequisites

Creative. Communication strategy. Bachelor degree of graphic design or experience in the field. The person can also have experience as an illustrator or as a film maker.

Language skills

Computer required

YES

Number of volunteers needed: 1