Wood Wide Web, photo by Stina McGillivary – TNC Blogger

The Nature Collective is a vibrant community dedicated to connecting people with nature in the virtual world of Second Life. Our mission is to inspire appreciation for the natural world both in Second Life and beyond, foster a sense of community, and create meaningful experiences for our members.

As a volunteer with The Nature Collective, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your unique skills and passions to our growing community. Whether you’re interested in engaging with members as a Nature Ambassador, sharing your love for nature through blogging, coordinating exciting events, or scouting out new nature locations, there’s a place for you on our volunteer team. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Cayleigh Aurelia in-world.

 

Benefits of Volunteering with The Nature Collective:

  • Make a meaningful impact on virtual nature conservation and community building efforts.
  • Gain valuable experience in virtual community management, event coordination, blogging, or nature scouting.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations in our virtual world.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to a mission-driven organization and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

 

Open Volunteer Positions:

    1. Nature Ambassador: Engage with community members in our Second Life group, Discord server, and social media channels, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.
      (Click here for more details)
    2. Blogger: Create engaging blog posts about TNC member locations and virtual nature experiences, sharing your passion for nature with the community.
      (Click here for more details)
    3. Event Coordinator: Plan and coordinate virtual events and activities, bringing people together to celebrate nature and community.
      (Click here for more details)

Join us at The Nature Collective and become a vital part of our mission to connect people with nature in the virtual world of Second Life. Apply today to embark on a rewarding journey of community engagement, and virtual nature exploration!


Job Title: Volunteer Nature Ambassador
Organization: The Nature Collective
Position Type: Volunteer

Overview: The Nature Collective (TNC) is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve as Nature Ambassadors. This role plays a crucial part in engaging members across various platforms including the TNC Second Life group, Discord server, and social media channels. Nature Ambassadors will serve as a friendly and knowledgeable point of contact for members, fostering a welcoming and interactive community environment while providing assistance and guidance as needed.

  1. Responsibilities:
    Member Engagement:

    • Assist in managing and moderating discussions in the TNC Second Life group, Discord server, and social media channels.
    • Engage with members by responding to comments, messages, and inquiries in a timely and helpful manner.
    • Foster a positive and inclusive community environment by encouraging participation and interaction among members.
  2. Resource Assistance:
    • Help answer questions from group members and direct them to the appropriate resources or team members for further assistance.
    • Provide guidance on how to navigate TNC events, initiatives, and virtual nature experiences.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for nature, conservation, and community engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a virtual team.
  • Enthusiasm for fostering a fun, welcoming, and interactive community environment.

Click here to apply for the Nature Ambassador volunteer position


Job Title: Volunteer TNC Blogger
Organization: The Nature Collective
Position Type: Volunteer

Overview: The Nature Collective (TNC) is seeking passionate volunteers to join our team as TNC Bloggers. This volunteer position is responsible for blogging about TNC member locations, whether on a personal blog or Flickr, and using these locations as backdrops for general photos and blog posts. As a TNC Blogger, you will have the opportunity to showcase the beauty of virtual nature and promote TNC’s mission to connect people with nature in the virtual world.

Responsibilities:

  1. Blog Content Creation:
    • Write engaging and informative blog posts about TNC member locations, highlighting their unique features, activities, and events with a MINIMUM of 2 posts per month.
    • Capture high-quality photographs of TNC member locations to accompany blog posts and showcase their beauty.
    • Utilize creative storytelling techniques to inspire readers to explore TNC member locations and engage with nature in Second Life.
  2. Social Media Promotion:
    • Share blog posts and photographs on social media platforms to increase visibility and engagement with TNC’s virtual nature experiences.
  3. Community Engagement:
    • Foster connections with TNC members and visitors by actively engaging with comments and feedback on blog posts and social media.
    • Encourage community participation and interaction by inviting readers to explore TNC member locations and share their own experiences.
    • Search Flickr for SL nature photos that are not yet part of the TNC Flickr group and reach out to the photographers with an invitation graphic, encouraging them to add their photos and join the Flickr group.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for virtual nature, photography, and storytelling.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to craft engaging and informative blog posts.
  • Proficiency in photography and photo editing software to capture and enhance images of virtual environments.
  • Familiarity with blogging platforms such as WordPress or Blogger, as well as social media platforms like Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a virtual volunteer role.

Click here to apply for the Blogger volunteer position


Job Title: Event Coordinator
Organization: The Nature Collective
Job Type: Volunteer

Overview: The Nature Collective (TNC) is seeking creative and organized Event Coordinators to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about nature, enthusiastic about community engagement, and skilled in coordinating and running virtual events in Second Life. As an Event Coordinator, you will be responsible for scouting locations, coordinating event logistics, and ensuring the smooth execution of TNC’s group events.

Responsibilities:

    • Scout out TNC member locations for possible event locations.
    • Contact TNC member locations to inform them of upcoming TNC events and coordinate event details.
    • Send event notices and announcements to the TNC Second Life group and Discord to inform members and encourage participation.
    • Lead and facilitate TNC events in Second Life, including Trails ‘n Tails, Coffee Collective, Shutterbug Club, and other upcoming events.
    • Create a welcoming and interactive environment during events, engaging participants, answering questions, and fostering community connections.
    • Collaborate with other TNC team members to develop and implement new event ideas and initiatives.
      Maintain event schedules and communicate any changes or updates to participants and the TNC Admin Team.
    • Post events in the TNC Discord server every month and as needed.
    • Provide feedback and suggestions for improving event experiences and increasing member engagement.

Qualifications:

    • Experience in coordinating and running virtual events, preferably in Second Life or similar virtual platforms.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact professionally with TNC members and partners.
    • Passion for nature, conservation, and community engagement.
    • Ability to volunteer flexible hours, including mornings and evenings, to accommodate event schedules based on Second Life time.

Click here to apply for the Event Coordinator volunteer position