Donations are one of the pillars that keep this community standing. Everyone who can donate does so. Red Files is founded by voluntary effort and as a community we believe we can be the changes we wish to see. We ask every member, who can, to donate to us.
But donation doesn't have to just be financial!
It can be your time, energy, expertise, knowledge, ideas, enthusiasm, wisdom, skills, network, contacts so on and so forth. We need help on all fronts and there's at least one thing every member can offer at some time. One of our cornerstones at Red Files is information sharing – we need help on all fronts if we are to grow as a self sustaining and inclusive community. With your input, the more our community grows, the greater our collective knowledge will become.
So what can you do?
** check out the News Room for position descriptions **
Outreach and networking - One thing we find ourselves doing, which is quite time consuming, is the outreach and networking. While it is fantastic and we learn so much by contacting sex workers and informing them about Red Files - it does mean we sometimes don't have time to focus on doing our jobs internally. It would be tremendously helpful if someone (maybe you) can step up and assist us with our networking efforts. We've done a lot of the hard yards and can train you on it - we just need someone willing and able. If you've got a few hours to spare consider taking this volunteer option, I promise it is a great opportunity to learn and grow.
Graphic work- If you're nifty with a bit of Photoshop, I'm sure our sex worker organisations around the country would love baddass ads and GIFS for their work. At the moment the Director, who is not qualified at all, is winging this duty. If you haven't already noticed, our Red Files ads are terrible.
Accounts- At the moment the Director is overseeing accounts. However, she lacks the technical skills, training and experience to log, organise and book everything in an easy to follow manner. It would be of great assistance if someone with the relevant background and skill could help tidy up the accounts. Please note this position would require a signed non-disclosure agreement with your legal name.
Newsletter assistant- Our Newsletter comes out once every two months. We are still experimenting on what to do with the Newsletter. If you'd like to work with the MODs on crafting something useful, entertaining and worth reading, then just send us a message!
Stock image searcher- Notice those pictures on the homepage? Well, we want to have some more images that's more relevant for our community. Get in contact if you don't mind looking through hours of images trying to find the right one.
Copy-editing- One of the greatest challenges Red Files faces is communicating effectively through technology. If you're a communications expert and think you can edit our content, please go ahead and volunteer!
Admin assist– An admin assist is a challenging position that works alongside MODs to pre-moderate reports, process sign-up applications and maintain connection, service and contact with the Red Files community. You’ll learn a whole heap here and this is a great position to get your foot in the door should we need a new MOD. Keep in mind you will need to sign non-disclosure agreements and contracts with your legal name.
Translators– We are in current need for translators for whatever others language you can speak! If you can speak another language and believe that there is a sub-sex worker community who need to access the Red Files database in another language, please offer us your time! Please note that this won’t be required for each and every report, only the key elements of the website such as navigation and tags.
IT expert- we already have an IT expert who helps with the technology, but it would be great if a sex worker and one of our own members could join our IT team. If you're an IT expert, please get in contact with us!