Event Planning Volunteer


Cause Areas


Mon Nov 07, 2016 - Wed May 31, 2017


1761 Old Meadow RoadSuite 100McLean, VA 22102


Commitment (length of time needed): February 2017 - May 2017 (flexible)

Hours: Flexible, 4 hours per week between the hours of 10am - 4pm; weekdays

Department: Resource Development

Location: PRS admin office, 1761 Old Meadow Road, Suite 100, McLean, VA 22102


2017 will mark our 3rd annual Raising the Stakes for Hope & Recovery Benefit. The highly anticipated Kentucky Derby themed event includes delicious hors d'oeuvres, live music, silent auction, mint juleps, pony wagers and much more. The Event Planning Intern will assist in event logistics and day-of event support. The event will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 (the day of the Kentucky Derby race) at a venue in Northern Virginia.

Proceeds from the event support PRS' programs provided to individuals living with serious mental illness and/or facing life crises in our community.


The volunteer will:

  • Solicit and secure auction items
  • Write letters
  • Make outreach calls
  • Send solicitation e-mails
  • Develop event marketing materials
  • Help set-up auction leading up to and on day of event, including:
  • auction item displays
  • auction bid sheets
  • Create event program with details of auction packages
  • Assist with event guest registration and check-out
  • Research and secure decor


  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • High degree of empathy with PRS' client populations
  • Event planning experience
  • Familiarity with nonprofit fundraising department

To learn more about PRS visit www.prsinc.org.

Apply here: https://prsincvolunteers.applicantpro.com/jobs/465283.html


  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • September-December 2016, Dates/Times Flexible
  • Event planning experience

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