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New jobs website for do-gooders

New jobs website for do-gooders

The recently launched website Do Good Jobs (dogoodjobs.co.nz) is a new ethical online jobs board. It aims to link passionate, talented, “do-gooders” with job vacancies in New Zealand that create social and environmental change - with the occasional overseas opportunity thrown in as well.

“It seems like there are more and more people that are looking for work the does good” says Do Good Jobs founder Julia Capon. “I’ve developed this website because I know how hard it can be to find a job that fits with both your values and skills. Whether you’re an accountant or even an engineer, there are roles within the not-for-profit and community sector that need passionate and skilled people to fill vacancies. It’s really hard to find these roles through New Zealand’s existing online jobs boards”.

Do Good Jobs lists jobs across a variety of causes and all job categories. Job listings are mainly from NGOs or charities in New Zealand and the Pacific, which focus on good causes - including international development, environmental jobs and community jobs, amongst others.

The website has been set up as a not-for-profit website with profits supporting Global Focus Aotearoa (GFA). Having recently closed its doors after losing all government funding, GFA have set up the Global Focus Fund with remaining reserves. This fund supports the ongoing vision of the organisation through directing funding to innovative education projects in New Zealand which focus on global issues.

“I get a great buzz from connecting friends and acquaintances with good job opportunities that help make change. That’s why I’m focusing on creating a community of people through social media to share these roles even further”. Do Good Jobs have a presence on facebook and twitter.

The website is in beta format. “To develop this site into the best ethical jobs it can be, requires feedback from users. I would like to encourage people to share this site with others, and post feedback for improvements.”

Job seekers can view ethical job listings, create job alerts, sign up to social media and post their resume (coming soon).

A small fee for listing roles will apply from December 2011. For organisations which can not afford listings, there will be an option to contact Julia to plead poverty for a free listing.


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