Volunteer

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Generic Application

Have a great idea? Would you love to volunteer with us but don’t quite see the right fit with our posted opportunities. Use the apply button below to submit a generic application. We consider all submissions!


Event Manager

Do a Barrel Roll is working to bring the Canadian gaming community, both current and soon to be gamers, together through a number of programmes. Over 2019, we have a host of events we would like to organised in Toronto, Ottawa and elsewhere in Canada. And we could use your help!

As our volunteer Event Manager, you would be working across our programming to lead the charge in creating and actualizing outstanding Do a Barrel Roll events!


Business Development Associate - Social Enterprise x3

Do a Barrel Roll is looking to build out its social enterprise offerings, helping facilitate our long-term financial sustainability. To do so, we would like to bring on board three Volunteer Business Development Associates. These volunteers will be primarily responsible for conducting market research, developing business plans for select social enterprise activities, authoring marketing strategies, and, be comfortable to action these items as applicable.

The candidates should have a background in business or entrepreneurship, be comfortable writing business/marketing plans, and be comfortable working independently with limited oversight.


E-Sports Researcher

Do a Barrel Roll is working to challenge endemic narratives about gaming. We think of gaming in the broadest possible sense: video; arcade; table top; mobile; AR/VR; LARPing; escape rooms; and, plenty of other categories. In particular, we are interested in stories that showcase how gaming has been a means by which gamers have found a sense of belonging, acceptance, inclusion, friendship or developed a community. 

As we grow, we want Do a Barrel Roll to become a knowledge hub for information on gaming worldwide, particularly those that are often left out of the conversation regarding global trends in gaming and esports. 

And as our Volunteer e-Sports Researcher, we are looking for your help to change this!


Survey Research Associate

In support of our Education Program, we are on the hunt for an outstanding research associate with deep comfort in designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative surveys. You should be able to source a list of prospect participants, design an effective survey, manage incoming data, and aggregate into a digestible format. You should be knowledgeable regarding research ethics, as well as any provincial or federal regulations regarding data and privacy.

Help build resources to de-stigmatize gaming! Join us as a volunteer Survey Research Associate!


Journalists - Women and Girls in Gaming

Do a Barrel Roll is working on a project to challenge endemic narratives about gaming by creating opportunities for women and girls to try gaming, connect with gaming communities, build gaming friendships, and drive opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

We are looking for personal stories, thought pieces, and contributions by gamers all over the world. We think of gaming in the broadest possible sense: video; arcade; table top; mobile; AR/VR; LARPing; escape rooms; and, plenty of other categories. In particular, we are interested in stories that showcase how gaming has been a means by which gamers have found a sense of belonging, acceptance, inclusion, friendship or developed a community. Stories are the most powerful means of communicating this message.

And as a Do a Barrel Roll She Games Program Journalist, you would be leading our push to tell the stories of women and girls in gaming that are so often left out of the news


Outreach Associate (Offline)

As we work to increase audience, readership, and most importantly contributions, we need help from a Research and Outreach Assistant - Offline to source and connect with relevant universities, colleges, departments, esports clubs and groups, gaming clubs and groups, educators, after school programmes and similar actors. You would be tasked with developing and maintaining our database of these actors, including relevant points of contact, and connecting with them periodically to request contributions from their membership. The latter would include your developing of relevant outreach materials, including personalized emails. You would be focused primarily on offline groups. 


Fundraising Researcher and Writer

In order to match our growth as an organisation, we are looking for an experienced, volunteer grant researcher and writer to hunt down funding opportunities that match our objectives and profile. Simply, your role with us will be two parts: comprehensive research and assessment using available public and accessible databases, websites, and information feeds of applicable fundraising opportunities, both formalized and ad hoc; and, the writing of crystal clear, error free, attention capturing grant applications on behalf of Do a Barrel Roll. On the former, you would be asked to develop and maintain a comprehensive database of opportunities, including key contact points.


Journalists and Writer

As a Do a Barrel Roll Journalist/Writer, you would be leading our push to tell the stories of gamers often left out of the news. In particular, you would be responsible for the following: Researching and sourcing interviews with gamers; contacting potential interviewees and conducting interviews; working closely with our Content Coordinators to transcribe interviews; writing 1-2 articles per month, profiling or showcasing a gamer and their story; pitching additional content ideas; writing and submitting copy; and verifying, as required, statements and facts.


Advisory Board

The Do a Barrel Roll Advisory Board is a body of committed volunteers who are leading experts, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers, and relevant professionals with the “gaming” industry - esports, video games, LARP, table top, DnD, mobile, arcade and so on. Each must share Do a Barrel Roll’s vision that gaming of all types can be a powerful tool to drive positive change, incite curiosity and learning, create community and belonging, facilitate friendship, and promote acceptance and healthy living.