Frequently Asked Questions
I'd love to work for Random Acts! Are the positions paid and/or full-time?
That’s great that you want to work for us! All of our positions are volunteer roles, and they’re all part-time. We know that people often have other full-time roles, as well as family and friends that they occasionally like to see, so we try to be flexible with time commitments. It’s likely that you’d need to be able to commit between 2 and 10 hours per week; however, that depends on both the role you apply for and what programs/events we are currently working on. The hours that you choose to work can be very flexible; if you do your best work at 3 am then you’re absolutely able to work at 3 am. Although we’d recommend that you do actually sleep at some point.
Do you have to live in the United States to join the staff?
No, we’re international. We don’t have any offices, so you can live anywhere and apply, as long as you have regular and reliable access to the internet. The only positions that have any geographic restrictions are our Regional Representative roles, as we require our Reps to actually live in the regions they represent.
I’m still in high school but I really want to make a difference; can I apply?
Our volunteers need to be at least 18 years or older, and ideally we’d like for people to have experience in the role they’re applying for. That doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference though! You can get in touch with your Regional Representative to see if there are any events or meetups in your area, or you can contact us about doing your own act of kindness.
I’d love to be an intern for Random Acts, how do I get some information on signing up?
Can I apply for a role even if you don’t have any vacancies listed?
Although we love hearing from you all, if we don’t currently have any vacancies listed, then we won’t be accepting applications for any roles. The best thing to do is keep an eye on our vacancies page and social media for alerts about when we post new roles. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get involved though, as we love it when people start getting more active in promoting kindness in their local communities. Contact your Regional Representative to get started.
I want to start a Random Acts division, club, or chapter. How do I do this?
That’s great, thank you! We are proud to encourage Friends of Random Acts groups, as well as school campus clubs for Random Acts. We have a brief guide on starting up a Friends of Random Acts group.
You can also contact your local regional rep, to find out if there are already group activities in your area that you can be part of.
Please contact the Random Acts Outreach Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Are Random Acts and GISH the same organization?
We are not! While both organizations involve our Board President Misha Collins, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are very fortunate to be a frequent partner of GISH, and often collaborate in kindness initiatives.