Tour Guide (Remarkable Tours) - Volunteer position

Are you enthusiastic about something interesting? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge? Do you want to help Child.org raise thousands, by teaching people about something you’re passionate about? Child.org are looking for passionate, enthusiastic people who are looking for a different kind of volunteering to join our team of guides and help expand our series of Remarkable Tours.

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Contract Part-time Salary Volunteer position Holiday na Location Any major city Start date Flexible Application deadline None - this is an ongoing position for as many guides as we can find! Contact hello@child.org

The role

Since launching in 2016, we have added 11 different tours to Airbnb’s experiences platform, and recently won their award for being the top social impact experience in the world. 

To date, we have designed tours and hired professional guides to run them, but we’ve recently started branching into a new area and are looking for intelligent, enthusiastic supporters who have some time on their hands to create and run tours for us via the platform.

The time commitment for this will be a couple of days a week (with flexibility around which days and times), so please only get in touch if you think you can commit to this. The nature of the platform means that you need to have a tour running at least a couple of times a week for it to really work, so this isn’t a pick it up when you have a moment kind of opportunity

About you

  • You are knowledgeable about a topic that could be turned into a tour around your local city. 
  • You’re available to create and design the tour, then to run it at least twice a week on an ongoing basis. 
  • You’re passionate and can communicate enthusiastically and clearly to a group of around ten at a time.

You'll be really good at

1. Communicating 
You will be running tours about a topic of your choice for up to ten people, so you need to be able to communicate effectively - to teach them, keep them interested, and pass your knowledge on.

2. Knowing about your chosen topic
It’s really important that you are able to write an hour long tour, and then answer people’s further questions (or direct them to more information if necessary). If not, you might get poor reviews and risk the tour being cancelled by Airbnb.

3. Being reliable
It’s really important that when even one person books onto a tour, that the tour goes ahead. We’ve got a long standing relationship with Airbnb which offers us lots of perks, and every cancellation affects our reputation as a host.

Applying for the role

Required experience

There’s no required experience for this role, just the skills listed above.

 

Application guidance

We don’t need to see your CV, but just send us a cover letter explaining what it is that you want to design your tour around, and a bit about you and why you’ll make a great volunteer tour guide for us!

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Why work for Child.org?

Be on the cutting edge

Child.org do what works. That means we innovate often and react fast to new information and trends, ensuring we're always doing what will help us have the very best long-term sustainable impact in the lives of the children we're here to support.

Feel your impact

Our small team means you'll have a clear insight into everything we do, from designing our website to funding our projects in the field. If you don't like feeling like a small cog in a big machine, Child.org is for you.

Develop

The Child.org team make our own opportunities. Child.org is the kind of place where driven employees can go from interning to launching and managing fundraising events worth tens of thousands of pounds, within months. If you're innovative and ambitious, we'll help you bite off more than you think you can chew.

Love your job

We love dramatic Spotify work music, animated gif memos and fancy dress Fridays. We love Kinder Surprise meetings and wearing Child.org t-shirts on our days off. We love post-work pina coladas and the sound of rain. We smile when we get to the office in the morning. If you think you might love some or all of these things, you'll love working at Child.org.