Event Support Lead Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1200 SW Park Ave, Third FloorPortland, OR 97205


Summary The World Affairs Council of Oregon is seeking motivated individuals with a passion for all things international to support its over 40 public events, forums, and lectures annually that bring some of the world’s leading diplomatic and political officials, policy makers, authors, and academics to Oregon. This position will primarily serve to assist with event support and act as a representative of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, sharing program information and furthering our mission within the greater Portland community. Council events typically take place Monday-Friday at noon or early evening. Primary Responsibilities * Lead check-in and registration at Council and Council co-sponsored events * Assist staff in managing day-of event logistics including: oEvent set-up/clean-up oAssist with Audio/Visual set up oManaging registration and attendee lists oOverseeing sale of event-related books oTrouble-shooting issues that may arise * Table at Council and non-council events: oCreate a display for informational and promotional materials oAnswer inquiries about the Council and its programs oPromote upcoming events and Council memberships oEncourage individuals to join WAC mailing list * Represent the Council in a professional and positive manner * Assist in data entry and management following each event Qualifications * Flexible schedule * Strong interpersonal communication skills * Self-motivated and able to work independently * Organized and detail oriented * Interested in international affairs * Positive attitude, flexibility, sense of humor * Previous A/V experience is helpful Preference is given to persons who are studying or have studied in the areas of International Affairs, Non-Profit Management, Event Planning, Political Science, or related field. Comments All World Affairs Council of Oregon internships are unpaid. Interns/volunteers are encouraged to attend monthly lectures and forums sponsored by the Council. We require a minimum of 5-10 hours per week and a six month commitment. Increased hours can lead to increased responsibility. Compensation comes in the currency of new skills, networking opportunities, hands-on experience in assisting a local non-profit, and fun! Application Instructions Please send a resume and a brief cover letter stating your interests to anna@worldoregon.org


  • Event Management
  • People Skills
  • Ushering
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Retail / Sales

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, six month commitment preferred

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