Volunteer with IWiM

Volunteer with IWiM

We have volunteer openings in all our teams. If you want to contribute and join our vibrant teams and shape the organisation from the inside get in touch. All of these roles can be done remotely wherever you are based, unless clearly stated.

Please send your applications to Mia Trina, Head of Admin at info@internationalwim.org

More about us:

International Women in Mining (IWiM) currently has 9,700+ members from over 100 countries. We connect with and support 45+ WIM groups around the world.

IWiM aims to be the leading global platform for all women in mining via initiatives that improve worldwide diversity and foster women’s professional development in the mining industry.

We are currently developing projects to:

IWiM provides information, links to resources and facilitates lively discussions on issues important to women working in the industry.


Current Openings July 2019


Volunteer Coordinator

The ideal person keeps dialogue going within the volunteer team so that team members are motivated and up-to-date with IWiM activities.

This person would be the link between all the different teams within the volunteer team. S/he will liaise with volunteers from diverse backgrounds and help them to stay on track with their projects, and coordinates meetings for various time zones.

Time commitment: 2-5 hours per week


Web Content Coordinator

Our ideal person is interested in news and information and ready to help us keep our website updated and fresh.

We are looking for an individual with some website management experience, preferably WordPress and experience in formatting or editing to:
1) Add blog posts and articles to the website – seek out original content and relevant news items
2) Publish the monthly profile interview
3) Update and fix pages where needed
4) Communicate with social media and other IWiM teams
5) Assist with campaigns and other ad hoc work

Time commitment:: ~3 hours a week


WordPress Expert

Do you know WordPress inside out and coding expertise?

The expert would:
1) Contribute ideas on improving the look of our website
2) Create new layouts and webpages on WordPress
3) Troubleshoot issues as they come up
4) Have knowledge of css, html, php, etc.

Time commitment: 5 hours+ a week and easily reachable in case of emergency


Web Manager – IT

Looking for a hands on individual who will help us maintain our ever growing website.

1) Make sure plugins are working and are updated regularly
2) Server management
3) Other website maintenance
4) Occasionally some web development

Knowledge of WordPress essential and ideally some coding ability
Knowledge of Woocommerce & web hosting

Time commitment: 3 hours per week+ and easily reachable in case of emergency


Newsletter Coordinator

We’re looking for a newsletter coordinator(s) to pull together and publish a regular newsletter (every two months) and monthly announcements that incorporates highlights about women in mining. We already have a pre-existing template on MailChimp so your level of ‘tech-savvyness’ doesn’t have to be NASA/Hidden Figures grade – but we know our members include some really switched on women, so who knows!

Candidates should have experience in editing web-based page layouts, understand design, have experience coordinating mass mailings and editing/copywriting for email-based publications. Specific newsletter or mass email application experience is not required, though familiarity with one or two generally is expected.

Time commitment: More intensive around publication time, but easier if work spread over the month.


Membership Manager

Are you outgoing and do you love interacting with people?

The objective as Membership Manager is to keep our growing global WIM community dynamic. You would engage with our 9,700+ members and improve how we share, communicate and learn from each other – across our different platforms. You will be working closely with all other teams at IWiM and you will put together a membership strategy and be responsible for delivering it. Previous project management experience would be relevant.

Time commitment: This will probably require time at the beginning but once the ground work has been completed we believe the time requirement should reduce to 5-7 hours per week. If several people apply, tasks could be split which would reduce the time commitment and increase creative ideas.


Social Media Savvy Volunteers

We’re looking for social media savvy volunteers to join our team in promoting IWiM across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Can you spare an hour or two a week to help drive the debate on things we care about; events we’d like everyone to know about and share content that our members would like to hear about?
Ideally you are confident on one or all of these platforms and will have used tools like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck before.
Maybe you are a data-whizz and can create infographics or enjoy making gifs, memes, slideshows and word clouds.
We’re looking for helpers across the time zones to keep on top of what’s happening to international #womeninmining.
Why don’t you get in touch and tell us how you can help. We’d love to hear from you.



The treasurer’s role would be to monitor cash flow and to help prepare documentation for our yearly accounts. You would also liaise with the accountant and represent IWiM. You don’t have to be an accountant or in a financial role in your present career but being good with numbers comes with the job. There is the possibility to also act as our Company Secretary.

Time commitment: This position isn’t work intensive. Generally 5 hours per month but closer to submitting accounts and annual AGM (for company secretary) the work load might increase.

Location: Ideally you will be in London, England. IWiM is registered in the UK so our accountants are here and the organisation follows UK legislation.


Legal Manager

We need legal skills and competence to add to the team mix to help us comply with our legal obligations, help with contracts and other matters. You could help us either ad hoc when needs arise or join the team. Time commitment is difficult to define and would vary.

Location: Ideally you will be based in London, England as IWiM is registered in the United Kingdom.


Research Contributors

Our small but dynamic research team punches above its weight for international research and publications. We are getting approached more and more to either collaborate or lead research and we want to give academics, students and just great writers the opportunity to be involved. You would be adding to our body of research by:  initiating research projects and papers; identifying collaboration opportunities with universities, NGOs, companies, government and civil society; highlighting new articles and providing web links. Researchers are encouraged to develop strong networks with journal editors, academics researchers and anyone writing interesting stuff that IWiM members should know about.


Other roles we need filled are Administrators, Data Inputters, Analysts, Marketing, and Project volunteers. Contact us if you are interested.

Who we are

International Women in Mining (IWiM – internationalwim.org) is the fastest growing network for women in the mining industry, with 10,400 members in over 100 countries, supporting 60+ WiM groups in 40 countries around the world.

IWiM’s mission is ‘Changing the world today for a more inclusive tomorrow’. Our focus is to create and realise opportunities for our members and all women in the mining sector, and thus changing the mining industry for the better.

We are a small, mainly volunteer-led, team based from Vancouver to Brisbane.

What we do:

  • Be the connecting piece: helping women create WIM chapters, connect WIM chapters to each other and to members; be a voice for women where there isn’t a WIM chapter
  • Develop projects with a global scope and reach that aim to make the mining sector more inclusive
  • Help women in their careers
  • Track data around women in mining: without quantifying how many women work in the sector you can’t measure progress

How we do it

Our remit is broad and we have an international scope: We support women via our global projects and by connecting them with groups, opportunities, other women in the sector and information.

Our projects:

  • Increase the number of women serving on boards via our Women on Boards webinar programme and we want to develop a database of board-ready women
  • Increase the number of women presenting at mining conferences via IWiMSpeakUp project
  • Develop the pipeline of tomorrow via a global mentoring programme
  • Inspire others into mining & improve visual representation of women in the industry via our visual campaigns (role models)
  • Research and reports around the contribution of women in mining and gender in extractives


As the organisation has grown exponentially over the last few years IWiM needs to makes changes and adjust. Barbara Dischinger has come on board of IWiM full-time to focus on project delivery, project development and management of IWiM.

She is looking for a dynamic individual with demonstrable track record developing women and a passion for diversity and inclusion to take over as Chair of the board IWiM. The purpose of the role is to add an additional figurehead and spokesperson, professionalise the organisation by separating the role of Chair and CEO and freeing up the CEO.

As Chair of the Board you will Chair and call 4 board meetings a year and manage all board-related duties.

As a Spokesperson and Ambassador for IWiM you will mention our organisation, its aim and projects to mining companies and mining professionals at large and create introductions where possible.

When attending mining conferences in your professional capacity we will ask you to also proudly wear your IWiM hat and represent IWiM if no other IWiM representative is attending.

Occasionally, if requested and possible, you will be asked to speak on behalf of International Women in Mining Community, sit on a panel, do a press interview, etc.

We have exciting things in store for 2019 and are looking for a motivated individual who wants to give back to the industry and firmly believes that change is necessary and that it can happen. You will have the opportunity to inject your experience, learning and ideas.

At present, board positions are unpaid, however, the team is working on raising more core funding with a view of paying staff.

In exchange this position will give profile and board experience to someone seeking to sit on a bigger mining board.

About You

You will currently be in a senior role and have a successful career in the mining industry. (It does not need to have been linear; diverse experiences are a plus.) During this time, you will have developed an extensive network of contacts at senior level in the industry.

Some international experience would be ideal as we have an international team and a broad global remit.

You need to have good leadership skills, and have an ability to influence, inspire and empower people.

You will be a gender and inclusion champion and known for your passion to promote women’s agenda in the sector.

You will either be part of a grassroots movement or understand how they work and believe in the importance of such organisations.

A self-starter, you will be flexible and adjust to different time zones if and when the need arises.