EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS— LOGISTICS TEAM


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Summary: The Literacy Coalition is hosting Reading Between the Wines this fall, and we are looking for volunteers to help us make it a successful event!

Literacy is more than knowing how to read. It is using information to function in society and develop one’s potential. We believe everyone should have the skills they need to reach their full potential. And to function in society, achieve goals and develop their potential, families and individuals must understand medical instructions, use a computer, navigate the transit and workforce systems, and more. The Literacy Coalition embeds its high-quality programs in the business, healthcare and nonprofit sectors to deepen the impact of nonprofits, strengthen the business workforce and build stronger communities.

Reading Between the Wines features signature pairings of locally produced food and other beverages and the opportunity to mix and mingle with the "tastemakers" of Austin-all while having fun for a good cause! As a volunteer on the event planning committee, you will help with volunteer recruitment and management and general logistics planning for the big day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the volunteer structure for the day of the event
  • Build capacity through the use of volunteer leaders
  • Create volunteer opportunity job descriptions
  • Determine volunteer need and scheduling
  • Manage volunteer recruitment
  • Lead volunteer training
  • Direct and manage the volunteer experience
  • Develop and execute the logistics plan, including the placing of food and beverage sponsors, LCCT bar and decorations, event signage, event supplies inventory; rental of glassware, chairs, tables, sound equipment, AV system; securing a piano player and an event photographer.

Requirements:

  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Be able to work independently

Time Commitment:

  • Must be able to commit 2-4 hours a week February-October 2017, plus a 6-hour commitment the week of the event

Benefits:

  • Contributing to a stellar mission
  • Experience with event-planning best practices
  • Network with 400 Austin professionals
  • Additional training and skill-building can be provided if interested

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER: willread.org/volunteer

Thank you for being part of our team!

Skills

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning / Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be able to commit 2-4 hours a week

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