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We are continually improving, developing and expanding our projects to better achieve our mission. There are many ways to be part of the Tarim Network from donating, volunteering and engaging in our projects.

See below for our current volunteering opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Tarim Network! We have many ongoing projects and initiatives for the future and require driven people to help make it a possibility. If you are motivated and a 'do-er', then join the growing Tarim Team and help make our community greater.

Find some of our open positions below and let us know if you have any questions via our contact page. 

Note: all positions are remote. The majority of positions will require an excellent ability to communicate online and a person who is self motivated to meet goals in a timely manner.

podcast editor

Description

The podcast editor will be working directly with the podcast hosts at Tarim Talks, a monthly podcast which interviews prominent and up-and-coming Uyghurs of interest, uncovering their life stories, journeys to success and the challenges they have faced along the way. Tarim Talks aims to reveal the stories and journeys of prominent and up-and-coming Uyghurs to inspire and further connect the young Uyghur community. There is a focus on uncovering practical tools to build on character, career and knowledge, and the editor will work with the podcast hosts to make sure the interviews achieve these objectives. 

The podcast editor will be responsible for collecting, managing and editing audio files to create clear, cohesive and engaging podcast episodes. The editor will also be responsible for uploading the final product on to Anchor.FM, the Tarim Network website and all major podcast streaming platforms.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience using Audacity

  • Experience with audio editing

  • Familiarity with podcasts

  • Attention to detail

  • Highly organised and self driven

Role Expectations

  • Liaise with other members of the podcast team at least once a month

  • Edit the podcast to a standard quality

  • Upload each episode onto Anchor.FM

Compensation: Volunteer (Unpaid)

Time commitment: One podcast per month

 

TARIM STARS WRITER

Description

The Tarim Stars team requires dedicated writers to investigate and write about Stars recommended by the community. The writer will be responsible for following leads, writing short summaries or profiles about individuals of interest, contacting the individual for further clarification or information, and working with the rest of the Stars team to create inspirational content on a weekly basis. 

Note: strong writing ability is not a requirement as our editors can assist when necessary. We are looking for someone who is driven to provide information about potential Stars!

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Ability to carry out research using a variety of tools

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Familiarity with different social media platforms 

  • Ability to speak Uyghur is preferred but not required

    • Ability to speak Russian, Turkish or Arabic will be looked upon favorably

  • Highly organised and self driven

Role Expectations

  • Liaise with members of the Stars team on Slack on a regular basis

  • Submit a profile for at least one person per month

Compensation: Volunteer (Unpaid)

Time commitment: One profile per month

 

TRANSLATOR

Description

The Tarim Network is determined to provide all its content in both Uyghur and English, and is open to the possibility of expanding to more languages in the future. Translators at Tarim will provide timely and accurate translations of our social media posts. English-to-Uyghur translators may at times be asked to edit some Uyghur submissions for spelling and clarity. 

This position is open to both Uyghur-to-English and English-to-Uyghur translators. Other language translators may also apply.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong Uyghur and English skills

  • Experience translating 

  • Highly organised and self driven

Role Expectations

  • Work with a group of translators for a quick translation turnover (normally 1-2 days)

  • Write translations that are accurate and true to the original language and voice

Compensation: Volunteer (Unpaid)

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

 

website maintenance

Description

The Tarim Network website is a central hub consolidating all of our work and services. It is a key platform for those who would like to learn more, join, or interact with the community in a way that is not available on third-party applications. As an online platform, it is crucial that our user experiences are smooth, navigable and informative. 

 

We need a passionate and dedicated volunteer to make sure the website is maintained and updated on a regular basis! New events, opportunities and projects will need to be inputted in a timely manner, and the website will need to be populated with Hello's and Stars on a regular basis.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with Wix

  • Experience developing and maintaining websites and blogs

  • Knowledge of online security

  • Design skills

  • Excellent online communication skills

  • Highly organised and self driven

Role Expectations

  • Liaise with all the different teams at Tarim on a regular basis

  • Update the blog at least once a fortnight

  • Update the events calendar on an ad hoc basis

  • Oversee domain and maintain security

  • Check for broken links, respond to error messages or notify team

  • Work with a team to create new pages for projects and initiatives created in the future

Compensation: Volunteer (Unpaid)

Time commitment: 3-6 hours per week

 

graphic designer

Description

As an online platform, the Tarim Network relies on maintaining engagement with its users largely through social media. The graphic designer will be tasked with providing visually attractive and sleek designs and ideas for our social media posts, stories, and event flyers. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Designing graphics for social media

  • Samples of previous work is preferred by not required

  • Understanding of copyright and image licensing norms

  • Excellent online communication skills and teamwork

  • Highly organised and self driven

Role Expectations

  • Liaise with different teams at Tarim on a regular basis

  • Create ads or flyers for upcoming events and announcements

  • Turnover work in a timely manner

Compensation: Volunteer (Unpaid)

Time commitment: 1-3 hours per week

history class volunteer

Description

The Tarim Network is seeking a passionate and dedicated history-lover to help us develop and launch our Uyghur History Classes. These are online-based interactive Uyghur history classes taught in Uyghur and English. The team has already created six lessons that covers pre-Uyghur history to modern times, and have run a 6-week session with a group of enthusiastic learners to test the efficacy of this mode of learning. We are now in need of a few more volunteers to help refine and publish these classes for the public.

NOTE: As an emerging project, the roles and responsibilities may be split between 2-3 people depending on the amount of applications and individual skill sets. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with Uyghur history or willingness to learn

  • Excellent PPT skills

  • Video editing skills may be required

  • Ability to teach may be required

  • Willingness to bring new ideas to improve the project

  • Excellent online communication skills and teamwork

  • Highly organised and self driven

Role Expectations

  • Refine and polish six history lessons as PowerPoint slides

  • Take part in video or audio recordings of the lessons

  • Build on current ideas to organise and launch an exciting new project

Compensation: Volunteer (Unpaid) or negotiable

Time commitment: 3-6 hours per week

 

tarim talents volunteer

Description

Tarim Talents (working title!) aims to be a dedicated centre to showcase the brilliant art, music and literature produced by our own community. This is a brand new and highly ambitious project that will require a few volunteers to get it up and running. 

NOTE: As an emerging project, the roles and responsibilities may be split between 3-5 people depending on the amount of applications and individual skill sets. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with art & lit blogs, journals, or magazines

  • Experience working in these areas

  • Keen eye for design

  • Keen eye for talent 

  • Fluency in English and/or Uyghur

  • Excellent online communication skills and teamwork

  • Highly organised and self driven

Role Expectations

  • Work with a graphic designer or website builder to create a beautiful and intuitive web experience that will highlight work from the Tarim community

  • Reach out to Uyghur creatives to solicit work, contributors or collaborations

  • Work with a team to create regular posts or issues

  • Build on current ideas to organise and launch an exciting new project

Compensation: Volunteer (Unpaid) 

Time commitment: 3-6 hours per week

 

The Tarim Network is a registered charity based in London, United Kingdom.

We are a family of passionate individuals creating a platform to unite, inspire and advance the Uyghur youth community around the world. 

 

Our mission is to create a global Uyghur youth community that inspires and cultivates excellence while providing cultural and social enrichment for its members. 

UK Registered Charity number 1184295

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