Human Resources Associate

Salary Unpaid

About Walking for Water

Walking for Water is seeking a motivated Human Resources Associate to join our HR Group. As a nonprofit organization that provides clean water solutions in developing countries, we rely on volunteers to help fulfill our mission.

About Human Resources Associate Role

The selected person will take ownership of vital recruitment, onboarding, and retention initiatives to increase involvement in Walking for Water's mission. 

With exposure to leadership decisions and strategy testing, you will enhance practical HR skills while making a difference for thousands lacking safe water.

We seek an independent yet collaborative self-starter with relevant experience and/or a related degree with excellent communication abilities and creative problem-solving chops. 

Passion for nonprofit volunteering is essential; experience is desired but not required if you demonstrate strategic thinking to reach engagement goals. Fluent English is mandatory, while Danish proficiency is preferred.


  • Experience in HR, volunteer coordination, or social studies.

  • Passion for volunteer engagement and grassroots mobilizing.

  • Self-motivated with ability to take ownership of projects.

  • Creative problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities.

  • Detail-oriented with solid organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate on a small, agile team.

  • Fluent in English.  Fluency in Danish is a plus.

  • A degree in Human Resources, Communications, Marketing or a related field is a plus

  • Third-sector experience is a plus.

  • Proficiency with HR databases/software is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing an outreach strategy to recruit more volunteers and passive members.

  • Designing an onboarding process for smoothly integrating newcomers.

  • Creating materials and messaging to compel engagement.

  • Implementing retention initiatives to keep amazing team members involved.

  • Managing the full recruitment process from applications to onboarding.

  • Cooperate with other working groups, such as marketing and web development, as needed.

Additional Information

Please note, that no monetary compensation is provided with this position. Walking for Water is a 100 % volunteer-run NGO. 

However, you will gain valuable experience in HR and NGO Management. More importantly, you can make a big difference in communities lacking safe drinking water.

Eager to leverage your web skills for a good cause? Submit an application if you are interested in this opportunity.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Unlimited holiday
Unlimited holiday

Take time to relax and reboot when you need it.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Working at
Walking for Water

W4W is a danish NGO working for Clean Water and Sanitation for all. Our main area of operation is Africa. So far we've raised funds for about 50 water pumps for poor communities across five African countries. Communities in need apply on our website for clean water assistance. We review the requests and our local partners visit promising communities to evaluate needs and provide borehole installation quotes. We then fundraise, mainly from Danish companies and donors, to sponsor water projects matched to communities. Our partners handle borehole establishment and provide project updates and photos to sustain engaged support. This model allows donors to directly aid worthy recipients in achieving life-changing clean water access. Our organisation is completely run by volunteers: - The Board of Directors (Elected annually by members. Take major decisions and give directions) - The Project Group (Validating applications, communicating with local partners, bargaining with contractors and sending funds) - The Web Group (Updating the website) - The SoMe group (Handing content creation and posting of annonces and organic posts on the organisations SoMe handles) - The Members Group (Responsible for recruiting and keeping passive members and volunteers) *Group currently empty* - The Sponsor Group (Responsible for finding sponsors for our projects) *Group currently empty* We need assistance to innovate and run vital parts of our operations. Let us hear from you, if you'd like to get involved!

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