Work from Home
Finance: Voluntary
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Arts
Posted: 7 Apr 2021
Closes: Open-ended



MissionAssist is seeking a additional illustrator to work from home as a volunteer on an ad hoc basis.  The role involves providing original line drawings for literacy booklets.  Flexibility to be involved short-term or long-term, from just a few hours per month up to several days per week.

Service Description

The aim of the MissionAssist Functional Literacy service is to produce booklets for use in literacy classes worldwide, mainly on topics for social development from animal husbandry and small-scale farming to practical issues like simple construction techniques.  There are also some Bible stories and scripture themes.

The booklets are initially written in English and illustrated with original line drawings.  These "Shell Books" as they are known define the content, illustrations, copyright etc.  The text is then translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese and EasyEnglish in collaboration with members of the MissionAssist Translation and EasyEnglish teams.

The Functional Literacy service makes each booklet, in each language, available at no charge via a dedicated website (https://ma.shellbooks.org/).  Around the world, literacy workers can use any booklet as provided or they can work on a copy and substitute the text with their own translation for readers of a local language.

This is an opportunity for an illustrator to use their skill and experience to enhance MissionAssist's library of booklets and provide a service to literacy workers around the world.

Overall Responsibility

To provide original line drawings for literacy booklets.

Key Tasks

  • Respond to requests from the Functional Literacy Coordinator.
  • Produce appropriate, clear illustrations to fulfil the brief provided.
  • Contribute to discussions about suitable new illustrations and topics.

Experience, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to create realistic drawings to communicate a message, idea or a story.
  • Experience with adult literacy materials would be an advantage.
  • Willingness to work as part of a virtual team serving world mission from home.

Please mention OSCAR when responding.


MissionAssist comprises a huge network of dedicated volunteers, throughout the United Kingdom and elsewhere, helping overseas mission workers advance the gospel and make scripture accessible wherever they are in the world.
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