Travel Prize Manager


Cause Areas


Mon Dec 04, 2017 - Fri Mar 23, 2018


222 Broadway18th FloorNew York, NY 10038


Do you have a passion for global education and international exchange? Do you believe in grassroots programs that leverage volunteer energies for a social good? Are you excited by events and production?

Reach the World is seeking a mature volunteer looking to advance his/her networking, fundraising and event management skills for a 'team lead’ position of Reach the World’s 2018 Benefit Committee.

This volunteer position (4-10h/week) reports to RTW's Development Manager. This position has a flexible start date between December 1, 2017 and January 2, 2018 and runs until the gala on April 6th 2018. The position is unpaid. The volunteer who secures the most donations receives two tickets to the event and is entered into the raffle!

  • Event Planning: Participate in bi-weekly evening meetings; lead the strategy for securing travel prize donations for the silent auction; manage other volunteers
  • Travel Industry Outreach and Donor Management: Reach out to donors in person, through email and over the phone to secure a minimum of 25 travel prizes for the silent auction (hotel stays, travel gear, family trips, day-trip excursions, travel packages); leverage network to increase donations; manage relationships with donors in the travel industry
  • Gala Volunteering: Volunteer at the event (unless you plan to purchase a ticket and attend)
  • Organized self-starter
  • Fearless communicator
  • Works well under pressure
  • Team player
  • Experience planning events and/or volunteering with a nonprofit is a bonus
About Reach the World and the 2018 Annual Benefit Dinner

Reach the World makes the benefits of travel accessible to classrooms, inspiring students to become curious, confident global citizens. Enabled by our virtual exchange platform, classrooms and volunteer travelers explore the world together.

Every year since 2001, Reach the World has held an annual benefit to fundraise for the organization. The event includes cocktails, a silent auction, a sit-down dinner, and an award presentation at the end of the evening. This year's Cronkite Award will be given to a prominent honoree - stay tuned!

The success of Reach the World's event is entirely dependent on the volunteer Benefit Committee members whose work and creativity make the event possible. Volunteering for RTW is a substantive way to gain event experience, network with other NYC professionals, and give back to a good cause.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to No phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will receive a response. Thank you for your interest in joining Reach the World on its exciting journey!


  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

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