Our dynamic Youth Team continues to thrive and grow as our reach expands each year! They are the powerhouse of our organisation. We are currently recruiting for volunteers to join our partnerships, communications, design/video editing (within communications team) and fundraising teams. The application cut off date is August 11th with an induction of new volunteers being held on August 17th. The youth team currently meets once a month remotely. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend and present at Board and Committee meetings as well as travel to Timor-Leste for first-hand experience volunteering abroad to directly improve Timor-Leste preschool education. Volunteers are expected to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours a week working towards our goals and mission.

As many team members move through university and into the workforce, the experience and skills they have acquired through their time at Educating the Future creates a valuable foundation for future roles. It is their tireless passion and drive for change that allows our organisation to be ambitious and grow exponentially each year! We are excited and looking forward to the prospective challenges that lie ahead. And we are eager to continue to make a positive and significant difference to the lives of impoverished Timorese youth through supporting preschool education.

Youth Team Volunteer Application

To discuss your application or if you need more information about ETF, please email or message us at

We are currently processing volunteer applications and will get back to all applicants promptly. 

What we are looking for

For all roles, we are looking for the following:

  • Time commitment: 4 hours a week
  • Looking for passionate people ready to take initiative
  • Be a part of a collaborative and friendly culture
  • We love new ideas so don’t be afraid to share them


  • Creative
  • Initiative/ proactive
  • Planning and scheduling events
  • Develop strong relationships
  • Good communication and warm personality
  • Well developed research skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong proofreading and editing
  • Proposal writing
  • Prepare detailed and accurate written reports and briefs, that are informative and aligned with ETF’s strategy and vision
  • Develop strong relationships
  • Excellent communication
  • Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships in communities to support the growth of ETF
  • Generate new business opportunities- creative and take initiative
  • Confidence in proposing ideas to potential partnerships
Graphic Design/ video editing
  • Good understanding of digital marketing landscapes
  • Social media campaign creation/ Confidence in producing content across all social media platforms
  • Video and animation editing skills- proficient in ADOBE creative suite
  • Working closely with comms team
  • Propose new ideas and concepts for our social media strategy
  • Up to date in latest trends and content creation
  • Design for the annual report
  • Create video content for social media channels to drive audience engagement.
    • Maintenance and management of website front-end
    • Troubleshooting content issues
    • High attention to detail
    • Proactive in learning new skills
    • Great role for someone currently in IT/ computer science field
    • Great opportunity to develop a portfolio