InterAction Forum 2017


Cause Areas


Tue Jun 20, 2017 07:00 AM - Thu Jun 22, 2017 08:00 PM


801 mount vernon place, NWWASHINGTON, DC 20001

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Who should volunteer?

  • Anyone with an interest in international development, international affairs, or in issues facing the international humanitarian and development community

  • Students with an interest in event management

  • Students or student organizations from universities and schools of international development or international affairs who may find Forum workshops and events especially pertinent to their studies or activities

Benefits of volunteering:

Information, networking, and skills development are what the Forum is all about for volunteers. Volunteers who work at least a total of 8 hours will be given complimentary full access to the Forum activities and workshops. A meal voucher will be provided for those who work an 8-hour long shift. Forum 2017 is an opportunity...

  • To interact and network with more than 1,000 participants from the public, private, and NGO communities who use InterAction's annual Forum as a venue to network, advance collective agendas, build skills, and share ideas and information.

  • To hear interesting leaders.

  • To learn about InterAction and how it engages with its members (U.S.-based international NGOs) in advancing common agendas in international development and humanitarian assistance around the world.

  • To play an important role in making InterAction's event a success. In doing so, you will be able to learn about innovative ideas and issues facing the U.S. international NGO community.

  • To meet new colleagues and contacts in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.

  • To gain valuable "behind the scenes" experience and learn how a large conference is organized.

Volunteer roles and opportunities:

We offer a range of roles and opportunities that require varying numbers of hours. Some of the responsibilities with which volunteers may assist include but are not limited to:

  • Helping InterAction staff with pre-conference or conference set-up and activities

  • Greeting conference attendees and directing traffic between workshops

  • Assisting participants in locating conference rooms and other sites

  • Registration at the conference site

  • Taking notes and keeping time in the workshops, as well as assisting with evaluations

  • Photocopying and packing supplies

  • Other miscellaneous support as needed

  • Complete the online volunteer application (Application Deadline = Friday, May 19, 2017)

  • Attend a mandatory volunteer training (in-person or web-based)

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word

  • Be able to work with minimal supervision

  • Commit to a minimum of 8 hours total. However, priority will be given to those available for the full duration of the Forum (3 days).


  • Event Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours
  • total time commitment (8 hours), be at least 18 y/o, attend 1 of the 2 offered orientations

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