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Volunteer Opportunities

Shanghai Mamas is a heartfelt initiative driven by a group of compassionate mothers in Shanghai. We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering with us to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Why Volunteer with Us?

We believe in the power of community and collective efforts. As mothers, we understand the importance of nurturing and uplifting our society to create a brighter future for our children. By volunteering with us, you’ll be contributing your time and skills to a range of projects and initiatives that aim to address various social issues and improve the lives of individuals and families in need.

How Can You Help?

Our dynamic team is looking for people to fill two key roles: Events Manager and Editorial Manager. Joining the Shanghai Mamas Exec team isn’t just a job; it’s an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the heart of China while contributing to a vibrant community. Joining us means joining a fun, dynamic team where your contributions go beyond the professional realm to enhance our community members’ lives.



  • Hours per week: 5 (time may increase closer to event)

  • Receive quarterly appreciation bonuses!


We’re looking for a Chief Fun Architect! The Events Manager will be crucial in creating memorable SHMama experiences for our community, from concept to post-event evaluation. This person has a passion for event management, a creative flair, and excellent organizational skills.



  • Develop and execute events that align with SHMamas’ mission, like the Kidtrepreneur Toy Market and Family Day! Reimagine events to keep them engaging for our ever-growing community and partners.

  • Navigates budget boundaries with finesse to curate wallet-friendly and fun-filled events. 

  • Manage the magic behind the scenes – selecting venues, activities, food and sprinkling that extra sparkle on all the details!

  • Team up with our sponsorship director to develop events that sparkle and shine for our partners!

  • Lead our amazing volunteers to ensure events are breezy and well-executed for our attendees, volunteers, and participants. Ready for any hiccups that might pop up!

  • Attend our monthly Exec team meeting (1-2 hours per meeting).



  • Whether envisioning the grand scheme or analyzing the finer points, you methodically plan every step to ensure an event is a hit! You’re a natural at organizing and managing projects.

  • You’re a team player who loves working with others to achieve shared goals. 

  • Challenges don’t scare you; you thrive at creating creative solutions.

  • Crafting positive experiences for individuals is your passion, and contributing to the community makes you happy. Giving back is in your DNA.

  • You believe in SHMama’s mission and want to impact our community positively. 



  • Hours per week: 5

  • Receive quarterly appreciation bonuses!


We’re seeking a Word Wizard—a creative powerhouse ready to turn words into magic! The Editorial Manager will play a pivotal role in shaping the SHMama brand narrative, overseeing content that sparks joy, and ensuring all written materials’ consistent quality and style. This person has a passion for storytelling, a keen editorial eye, and can bring fresh ideas to the editorial table. 



  • Manage the yearly editorial calendar, strategically plan content topics, and collaborate with the executive team to ensure cohesive engagement across social media and partnerships.

  • Delegate content drafts to editors for initial and final reviews, ensuring top-notch quality and strict adherence to guidelines.

  • Recruit and foster active participation from the volunteer content and editing teams.

  • Participates in and contributes actively to monthly Executive team meetings, providing insights and updates on content-related matters.

  • Attend our monthly Exec team meeting (1-2 hours per meeting).



  • You understand our community and know what content will spark joy and engagement. 

  • You’re a planner and believe organization and timelines are keys to success.  

  • Whether in writing or verbally, you know how to convey your message clearly. 

  • You like being part of a team and motivating others to achieve goals. 

  • You’re available for at least one hour each Wednesday morning for the final content review before publishing on Thursdays. 

  • You believe in SHMama’s mission and want to impact our community positively. 

Interested in getting involved?
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Your support and dedication can truly create a lasting impact, and we look forward to having you as part of our close-knit family of volunteers.

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